Maruti Estilo VXi Review
One of the Most Slow Selling Maruti CarsMonday, November 18, 2013
Maruti Estilo K series is the latest model introduced by the India's leading car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, in the hatchback section with improved appearance and advanced technology. The hatchback was launched with the motto of 'A Vehicle for Vibrant India'. It is equipped with newly fashioned front and rear bumpers, extending backwards headlamps and pair of fog lamps on newly designed hood. Also the door mouldings, ORVM and covered wheels add more points to its stylish look. Everything in this hatchback shout out style and class which includes its dual tone dashboard, gear knob, AC louvers, steering wheel, central console and instrument cluster. Also the instrument panel offers great functions such as digital fuel lever indicator, freshly designed speedometer and multifunction display.
The vehicle has a beautifully designed dual toned interior with chocolate and beige. Also it offers a lot in comfort and style with sophisticated hues, specially designed seats and seat covers, superb emboss effect with rectangular and round AC vents in center and on sides respectively, three-spoke power steering, remote central locking, folding rear seats, rear washer and wiper and power windows. Maruti Estilo is equipped with the powerful K10B 998cc three cylinder engine to produce a maximum power of 68 bhp at 6200 rpm and maximum torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm with very less vibration and noise. K10B is a technically sound engine with DOHC (Double Overhead Cam Shaft) for better volumetric efficiency and powerful FE.
This engine is also equipped with a special engine oil, top coil and high end injector which keeps it in good shape and gives a tremendous lifetime of 10,000kms, thus cutting the maintenance expenditures. The older manual gear mechanism is replaced with a new in the market Cable type transmission mechanism for effortless gear changing. Maruti Estilo has a wheelbase of 2360mm, minimum turning radius of 4.6m and ground clearance of 165mm which proves quite useful in cities, traffic and parking. The safety features of this hatchback are also numerous including anti-theft alarm, Airbags, ABS, iCATS integrated keys and an increased space between bumper and steering wheel.
The vehicle is equipped in front with disk and in rear with drum brakes and the tyres have R13 size alloys. The hatchback has a top speed of 155kmph and a superb mileage of 19kmpl on highways and 14kmpl in the cities. It has four variants that are LX, LXi, VXi and VXi ABS. It is also available in eight vibrant shades which are Bright Red, Midnight Black, Ecru Beige, Superior White, Emerald Blue, Silky Silver, Quantum Orange and Dusky Brown. Overall, Maruti Estilo is a smart combination of style, power, fuel efficiency and safety and also it is equipped with about 90% eco-friendly parts which are ELV certified. Thus, team Maruti led a great step in introducing eco-friendly vehicles in market with style.