Maruti Suzuki is currently the largest producer of cars in India, with complete superiority in all segments of car models. But when you look at the entry level segment, just after Alto and Wagon R, there is still some space for improvements. The Alto has been in market for the last few years. But the recently launched Chevrolet beat, Hyundai i10 are making stiff competition for Maruti Alto. Finally Maruti Suzuki is about to fill the gap between Alto and Wagon R through a small card called Cervo. The Maruti Cervo will have a better design, engine, improved interring exteriors and security. The base model of Maruti Cervo would be available for a price around 2 lakhs.
Maruti Cervo photos:
The success of Maruti Suzuki in India is more because of their pricing of cars and better after sales service. The recent release Tata Nano, and plans of other manufacturers to release low price cars seem to have disturbed Maruti Suzuki Ltd. The new Maruti Cervo is designed in such a way to outset all existing and upcoming small cars in India. Suzuki sells in Japan and some other countries. However, the Indian model of Cervo will have a slightly lower power and interior features to reduce the overall costs. Maruti Suzuki believes that Cervo will cross all records of Alto and Maruti 800 in total sales.
Maruti Cervo technical specifications:
Maruti Cervo will be a 5 seat hatchback with reasonable interior space. The engineers at Maruti Suzuki are reportedly trying hard to launch Cervo in Indian markets by July of this year. Maruti Cervo would include a 660CC .7L engine with a maximum power of 60 bhp and 64Nm torque. This engine is expected to use Variable Valve Timing technology to improve mileage, power and reduce smoke and gases.
The interior comfort, external measurements and security features of Maruti Cervo will be different from the original Suzuki model. The basic model of Cervo would be available at a price around 2 lakhs, with power steering and AC. At the same time, the top model with facilities like Airbags, ABS, body color bumpers, alloy wheels, fog lamps, would cost up to 3.5 lakhs.