The mini and compact segment, which features popular models like Alto, Wagon R, Swift from Maruti, Santro, I10 and I20 from Hyundai, Indica from Tata Motors, and Spark from General Motors, currently comprises about 73 per cent of the total car sales in India.Suzuki has revealed the first images ofÂ its all new mini, theÂ A-Star which is all set to debut at the upcoming Paris Motor show in October. The Indian versionÂ A-Star will come with 4-doors instead of the two-door car shown in the images. The A-Star will replace the Alto in the European market while it will be continue to be sold alongside the Alto and Wagon-R in India.
The styling as we said has been toned down from the concept car which was first unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year. The high bonnet line, low grille and the vertically stackedÂ ’toddler eye’ headlamps at the front make it look ‘cute’ and ‘cheeky’ at the same time. The shoulder line sweeps upwards just like the SwiftÂ as it meets the rear quater panel resulting in smaller glass house for the rear windows which might not go well with the passengers sitting at the back. Overall, the car is well rounded and the cuteÂ looks will appeal to everyone.