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There is a famous quote by Jack Nicholson in the film, A Few Good Men, which is apt for Maruti Suzuki’s efforts to resurrect the S-Cross, ‘Roll the dice and take your chances’. This could very well be the last straw for this crossover. Going by the current trend, the country’s most successful automobile manufacturer has decided to drop the diesel engine and go only with petrol. The 1.5-litre gasoline motor, which also powers the Ciaz, the Brezza and the XL6, has a...

Maruti Suzuki commences exports of S-PRESSO

Conceptualized and designed in India for India and the world, Maruti Suzuki commenced exports of its chartbuster S-PRESSO to overseas markets. The consignments have left for global markets including parts of Asia, Latin America and Africa regions. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “S-PRESSO is a true symbol of Make in India. The car stands testament to our commitment to offer best in design, technol...

Stylish and Sporty Ciaz S by Maruti Suzuki NEXA is here

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced the launch of Ciaz S, sports variant of country’s best-selling premium mid-size sedan Ciaz. Built on NEXA’s values of ‘Create. Inspire.’ and based on top variant Alpha, Ciaz-S comes with sporty exterior and enhanced interiors. It will be offered in 3 attractive colours– Sangria Red, Premium Silver and Pearl Snow White. Speaking on the new offering, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing &...

Maruti Suzuki Alto BS6 in S-CNG launched

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today launched the S-CNG variant of the Alto. The CNG powered Alto BS6 will offer a mileage of 31.59 km/kg. Maruti Suzuki continues to pave the way for the new BS6 emission norms ahead of timeline with Alto S-CNG as its first BS6 compliant CNG vehicle, offering the widest range of green cars with S-CNG technology.   On the introduction of Alto BS6 S-CNG, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki I...

Maruti Suzuki launches the All New Ignis

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced the prices of the all new Ignis, unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020. The all new Ignis exudes an SUV design with imposing front fascia, wide rear appearance and high seating position.  Adding to the SUV character of the all new Ignis are the striking rear spoiler, roof rails and high ground clearance. The comfortable and spacious interior and latest safety features enhance the driving experience. The new Ignis is powered...

Maruti Suzuki’s nationwide Service Camp on International Women’s Day

Commemorating International Women’s Day, Maruti Suzuki India Limited will roll-out a nationwide service camp for its female customers. Celebrating the spirit of womanhood, an array of attractive service offers have been extended by the Company between 8th March and 30th March, 2020. This aligns with the Company’s commitment to consistently offer best quality services to its customers. Announcing the Service Camp, Mr. Partho Banerjee, Executive Director (Service),...

Maruti Suzuki calls for entries from startups for its MAIL cohort

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) invites applications from startups for the fourth cohort under its Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab (MAIL) initiative. MSIL is now engaged with nine startup firms selected in the previous three rounds of MAIL program. In the first three cohorts, many enthusiastic startups submitted entries. Of these, best 25 firms from each cohort were invited for the next round. While the third cohort is still on, a total of nine startups were selected from first...

Maruti Suzuki car seat manufacturing JV Krishna Maruti starts donation of 10 lakh triple-ply masks to Gujarat Government

In view of safety of Corona Warriors of Gujarat Government, Maruti Suzuki Joint Venture Krishna Maruti Limited handed over the first batch of five lakh units of triple-ply face masks to the Gujarat Administration at Gandhinagar. As part of a CSR initiative, the triple ply face masks were handed over to Dr Darsi Suman Ratnam, Managing Director, Gujarat Medical Service Corporation Limited and Smt Bhartiba Vaghela, Deputy Collector, Government of Gujarat by Mr Vimal Gupta, General Manager at Kri...

Customer Safety a priority: Maruti Suzuki rolls out new norms for its showrooms

Gearing up for the new normal and keeping customer safety at the core, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has put in place a comprehensive standard operating procedure (SoP) for its dealerships across the country. The process ensures highest level of hygiene and sanitization across all its showrooms for the safety of its customers and employees. After the implementation of these SoPs and based on approvals from State Governments, Maruti Suzuki dealerships have started to open and deliver the cars to...

Customer safety is priority: Maruti Suzuki deliveries bring smiles to over 5,000 customers

Keeping customer safety at core, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has delivered over 5,000 cars in the past few days. The Company has put in place comprehensive standard operating procedures (SoPs) for its dealerships across the country. These SoPs ensure highest level of hygiene and sanitization across all its showrooms for the safety of its customers and employees. With the SoPs in place over 1,350 Maruti Suzuki showrooms and over 300 True Value outlets are operational post lockdown 4. Speaki...

Buy Now Pay Later: Maruti Suzuki makes car buying easier for customers

With the aim to make new car purchase easy and affordable, Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced a partnership with Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company Limited (CIFCL), one of the leading Non-Banking Financial Companies. The objective of this partnership is to provide customised auto retail financing solutions to retail buyers. The new solution ‘Buy Now Pay Later Offer’’ is aimed to provide customers with easy financing options.  A two-month def...

Maruti Suzuki introduces new Swift

Maruti Suzuki today launched the all-new Swift 2021, engineered to further excite the customer with an advanced powertrain, appealing dual tone exterior and new exciting features. Taking the glorious legacy of Maruti Suzuki Swift forward, the all-new Swift 2021 aligns with the customers’ needs for freshness and technology. Brand Swift has created a benchmark by being the preferred choice of Indian customers owing to its global styling, sporty stance and power-packed performance. ...

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza becomes India’s fastest selling compact SUV to clock 6 lakh sales within 5 years of launch

India’s best-selling compact SUV, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, sets yet another remarkable milestone, clocks 6 Lakh sales within a short time span of 5 years. Since its launch in 2016, Vitara Brezza has been the undisputed market leader in the compact SUV segment with its enhanced sportiness, bolder SUV looks, stronger stance, premium interiors and host of features. Its dominance over the segment is evident from the fact that it has not only emerged as the fastest selling compact SUV in...

Four years in a row - India’s top 5 best-selling cars come from Maruti Suzuki

For the fourth consecutive year, India’s five top selling cars come from Maruti Suzuki stable. These include Swift at the number one position with over 1.72 lakh units, followed by Baleno with 1.63 lakh units. The tall boy WagonR grabbed the third position with 1.60 lakh units while Alto and Dzire finished fourth and fifth with 1.59 lakh units and 1.28 lakh units respectively. These blockbuster models contributed to almost 30% of the overall passenger vehicle sales in FY 2020-21. Wit...

PHOTO FEATURE: In a new light

Instrument clusters play a big role in the choice of your car. More often than not, it is the instrument cluster that is a big deciding factor in terms of whether you've taken a shine to the car or not, after having liked the exterior design, of course. Besides, after your purchase, the instrument cluster continues to be a daily source of joy during your commutes to work as well as on those long holidays to the hills. T...

Homegrown manufacturers shine on day one at Auto Expo 2020

Day one of the AutoExpo 2020 began with a bang. The overall sentiment, largely impacted by a slowdown in the automobile sector and outbreak of coronavirus, was mostly nullified by some showstoppers, especially Indian manufacturers such as Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra, who were at the forefront while displaying their capabilities and readiness for the adoption of new technologies.  Maruti Suzuki, India’s biggest passenger vehicle manufacturer announced its plan t...

The first step is to get production started on a sustainable basis: R.C. Bhargava

The last few weeks have been unprecedented and unpredictable, as the country went into a sudden and complete lockdown to flatten the COVID-19 curve and all economic activities came to a halt from March 25, 2020. Naturally, production of vehicles was also stopped and the facilities of India's largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India, fell silent. Now, as the lockdown has been eased and factories are again allowed to resume production, the big question is how to revive demand in a market wher...

Vehicle recycling centers await clarity on scrappage policy

By 2025, the number of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) is expected to increase by a whopping 250 percent and is touted to be over 21.8 million from 8.7 million ELVs that were reported in 2015. Despite a constant rise in these numbers, India, currently lacks presence of formal vehicle recycling centers, and continues to be completely dependent on smaller, semi-formal units that are known to deploy unhealthy methods of dismantling and recycling of vehicles. As the number of ELVs is expected to incr...

Festive cheer for PVs in rural markets

Over the last five years, the rural market has witnessed significant reforms enabling the Indian population to move up the value chain and expand income levels. Even the COVID-19 pandemic turned positive for the rural market as considerable young migrant labourers returned to their villages and took up entrepreneurship to setup small tertiary farm businesses, thereby creating new income opportunities for families.  This, combined with relatively low potency of COVID-19 cases and a goo...

The Enticing Eight

"You've got to keep reinventing. You'll have new competitors. You'll have new customers all around you," said Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM and this couldn't be more apt for the sub-4-metre SUV segment. It was the summer of 2013 when Ford rolled out the EcoSport, which not only kick-started India's youngest and the most competitive segment, the compact SUV class, but also created a whole new set of customers. Fast forward to 2020 and the buyer is spoilt with choices wi...

Maruti Suzuki Swift gets a facelift

For all those who have been wanting to buy the Maruti Suzuki Swift, here’s some good news – the much loved hatch has now received a facelift. Considering the Swift has been hugely popular with Indian customers over the years, it has now been designed keeping in mind the evolved preferences of the modern day customer. The Swift now gets a new engine update, a few new features, some tech upgrades, and a few minor cosmetics changes as well.  Offered in six colour options, it ...