India’s largest selling, Auto brand Maruti Suzuki has beautifully crafted a world class SUV combining style, luxury and innovative technology and named it Maruti XA Alpha which unveiled at 2012 Auto Expo, New Delhi. It is expected to hit the Indian market by 2013 in price tag around 10 Lakh. It coming to take on SUV like M&M XUV 500 and Honda CR-V.
Upcoming, Maruti XA Alpha is small SUV expected to be powered by a K-Series Diesel engine offers you five person seating space and come in 4 x 2 and All wheel drive (AWD) variants and Wheelbase: 2500 mm, Length: 4000 mm, Width: 1900 mm and Height: 1600 mm.
Unveiling the Concept XAα, Managing Director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki, Mr. Shinzo Nakanishi said: “India is set to become one of the top automobile markets of the world. This may become evident as early as the next Delhi Auto Expo. Maruti Suzuki will lead India’s automobile growth and evolution by strengthening its compact carportfolio, entering new segments and creating new product categories across fuel options”.
He added: “The Concept XAα is designed for a market of customers with a young urban lifestyle. This Concept showcases the unified R&D efforts of Suzuki and Maruti which will be a big asset for us in India in the future”.
XAα combines ruggedness and ‘muscle’ – the traditional attributes of a Sports Utility Vehicle – with elegance, a certain finesse and compactness. (Designers’ detailed note below)
In XAα, the ‘Alpha’ represents trendiness and newness that the youth connect to. The ‘A’ signifies that this compact, 4 metre long concept, is designed for customers wishing to enter the utility vehicle segment. The ‘X’ denotes Cross-over category.” according to Maruti.
At last I would like to say that new Maruti XA Alpha is the best SUV in affordable price coming take on XUV 500 in Indian market. What you think? Can XA Alpha will be big hit like XUV 500? Please be open to give your view.