Maruti Suzuki has introduced its Stingray small car to the Indian market earlier in the day. Based on the big selling Wagon R, the Stingray is meant to expand Maruti Suzuki’s product portfolio and offer a stylish option to the youngsters in the small car segment.
The new Stingray, apart from a stylish exterior, also boasts some new features which are a first for the class it represents. Of these, projector headlamps are the most mentionable feature – a first for this segment of cars.
On the outside, the Stingray offers a bold and aggressive design. The new front fascia, along with side skirts, blacked out B-pillars and a roof mounted rear spoiler lends loads of character to the Stingray. Other exterior features include the gunmetal-grey alloy-wheels, chrome plated tail lamps and chrome back-door garnish with ‘Stingray’ embossing. The Stingray can be ordered in a choice of 5 colors – Midnight Blue, Passion Red, Glistening Grey, Superior White and Silky Silver.
On the inside, the Stingray features all-black interior with premium upholstery for the segment. Materials with a piano black finish try to lend some premium appeal to the cabin with their glossy look. To add to the premium feel, Maruti have used chrome on door handles and AC louvers.
The car features a new blue backlit instrument cluster with a multi information display that shows instant and average fuel economy, distance to empty etc. The steering wheel is now a multifunction unit with mounted audio controls, and is wrapped in leather for the top variant.
The detailed list of the Maruti Stingray features is provided below in the image
Powered by a the 998cc three-cylinder K-series engine, which propels other Maruti Suzuki cars such as the Wagon R and theAlto K10 as well, the Stingray boasts peak power of 68PS @ 6200rpm and peak torque rated at 90Nm @ 3500 rpm. Maruti Suzuki is claiming a standard fuel efficiency of 20.51 kmpl for the new car.
The Maruti Suzuki stingray is available in Lxi and Vxi variants, with ABS and Driver Airbag available as additional options for the VXi variant. The ex-showroom Delhi prices for these variants are provided below. These prices are introductory and may be revised soon.
Stingray Lxi 409,999
Stingray Vxi 437,999
Stingray Vxi (O) 466,999
On the introduction, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “With Stingray, we carry forward our focus to make our best sellers even more attractive. The aggressively designed Stingray reinforces the fact that compact cars that are high on utility and reliability can also be premium and stylish. For the younger customers who aspire for a bold and aggressively styled car, the Stingray will be a delightful choice.”
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