Maruti Suzuki launches new Estilo sans popular Zen prefix

August 25th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Indo-Japanese car maker Maruti Suzuki Tuesday launched a new petrol version of its hatchback Estilo, priced between Rs.3.12 lakh and Rs.3.95 lakh at showrooms in the national capital. The group also dropped the car’s “Zen” prefix.
The new model is equipped with a 998 cc, three-cylinder petrol engine. According to the company, it is not only more powerful compared with the earlier version but also better in terms of fuel-efficiency, besides being compliant with the latest emission norms.

The hatchback will be manufactured at the Gurgaon plant where the company’s “A-Star” and “Ritz” models are produced, Shinzo Nakanishi, managing director and chief executive of the carmaker, said at a glittering event here.

“The car delivers a superior fuel efficiency of 18.2 km per litre,” Nakanishi said. The event included a ballet dance, performance by a gynmnasts’ group and a percussion recital by a set of three drummers.

The company plans to invest Rs.1,000-Rs.1,500 crore to build its first research and development centre in the country, to be built over 700 acres in Rohtak in Haryana. The land was handed over to the company last week.

The new Estilo is available in eight colours, including four new ones - ecru beige, emerald Blue, dusky brown and quantum orange - apart from the existing silky silver, uperior white, bright red and midnight black.

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