Maruti is ready to bring a new variant of its flagship model Alto in the Indian car market. The new model will be compliant with BS IV norms in India which become effective from 2010. “We have exhausted our quota of new cars with eight new launches in India in the past three years. Now we are looking at strengthening our leadership by refreshing our old portfolio,” said Suzuki MD & CEO S Nakanishi.
Maruti has developed new KB series engine that will be strapped to all the new and upcoming cars from Maruti. The company may also use a tuned down engine from A-Star for the new Alto variant to keep the costs under check and compete with Hyundai Santro and Chevrolet Spark in its segment.
Maruti intends to facelift all its models in India and make the compliant to the relevant BS standards. It has recently launched its latest model Ritz in India which has been well received by the customers.