The Maruti Suzuki A-Star, known as the Suzuki Alto/Celerio/Nissan Pixo in international car markets is due for an all new model in 2014. The first spyshots of the 2014 A-Star has surfaced onto the interweb courtesy the folks over at AutoBlog.it. From the looks of it, the next generation A-Star/Alto jumps on to the tall boy bandwagon. For starters, this means more airy interiors. Also, the next generation 2014 A-Star hatchback is expected to grow in size with both the length and wheelbase increasing. The bigger size is expected to make for more spacious interiors, stuff that the current generation A-Star solely lacks.
Other details about the 2014 A-Star, including the engine that this car would feature, remains under wraps at this point in time. However, the 1 Liter K-Series petrol engine could continue to duty given the fact that this motor delivers decent pep, good refinement levels and good fuel economy. The next generation A-Star could also be designed with a turbo diesel engine in mind given the fact that the men in white coats at Suzuki Japan are burning midnight oil to conjure up an 800cc, twin cylinder turbo diesel motor that’s expected to be used in a range of (Maruti)Suzuki small cars.
Due to the bigger dimensions, the next gen 2014 A-Star(Suzuki Alto internationally) is expected to see its price moving northward. Currently, the Chinese domestic market has seen the A-Star get a facelift of sorts. In view of this fact, it remains to be seen whether Maruti Suzuki will facelift the A-Star, or choose to directly bring in the next generation 2014 model to India. We’ll put our money on the latter to happen given the fact that the next generation A-Star is just a year away from hitting the production floor.
The next generation Suzuki Alto(Maruti A-Star) platform is expected to also play host to a compact sedan, a car which will be positioned under the Swift Dzire as Maruti’s entry level sedan. Meanwhile, we’re hearing rumors about Maruti Suzuki contemplating the culling of the Estilo tall boy hatchback from its line up. The Estilo has been a slow seller and is a car that’s neither here nor there: It doesn’t have the compactness and youthful appeal of the A-Star nor the of the practicality quotient WagonR. With the next-gen 2014 A-Star jumping onto the tall boy platform, we wonder if the new A-Star will actually replace the Estilo for good.