Maruti to launch A-star AT next week

Maruti Suzuki India said it will launch a new variant of its compact car A-star with automatic transmission early next week.

Maruti Suzuki India chief general manager- marketing Shashank Srivastava:

“By early next week, we will be introducing the automatic transmission (AT) variant of the A-Star. We see a growing market for the automatic transmission cars in India, as traffic congestion is increasing by the day resulting in driver fatigue.

A-Star will Maruti’s second model after SX in the current line-up. The A-star will compete with Hyundai’s i10 Automatic.  We expect the car will be around 35-40K more expensive.