Maruti Suzuki A-Star facelift was spotted in China. The A-Star was due for a facelift in the Chinese market for a while and the facelift may hit the Indian market as well.
The spy photos reveal the front, side profile and the rear section of the facelift model. At the front, the changes include a new side swept headlamps, wider radiator grille and new fog lamps shape. The new front design makes the car look muscular and imposing rather than the cute face of the current model.
The side profile of the A-Star facelift is same as the outgoing model while at the rear, the windshield shape is retained. However, the taillamp cluster retains the same overall shape, but gets sleek-looking reverse lamps. The rear bumper too gets a dual tone treatment with number plate section moved further down than in the present A-Star.
All in all, the facelift version looks like a mild cosmetic makeover of the present A-Star. It is yet to be seen whether there are changes in the interior such as new shades, improvement in rear seat passenger space etc.
Back in India, the A-Star isn’t a volume player for Maruti Suzuki. It is criticized for cramped rear seat space and is best suited for only a family of three. The A-Star despite having a refined and fuel-efficient engine continues to lose customers because of the inadequate interior space and the premium pricing it asks for.
Do you think the facelift model, if launched in India, can help improve the A-Star’s sales? Share your comments.
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