Maruti YE3 will be launched in 2012
The country’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has started working on its new small car YE3 which will be based on their existing small car platform. This will be the indigenous design of Maruti and it is expected to have two-cylinder 600-800cc engine, four doors and four seat hatchback and to be prized around 2 lakh-2.5 lakh.
This will give a tough completion to Hyundai HA, Ford sub-Figo and Tata Nano. YE3 will be a new model in place of the outgoing M800 due to emission norms. This new car will be the eighth small car in Maruti's table after M800, Alto, WagonR, Estilo, A-Star, Ritz and Swift.
The research and development of YE3 will be completed in July 2011 and it will be ready to debut at auto expo 2012. The commercial sales will began in the second quarter of 2012.
Maruti sold 429,291 small cars in the second quarter of 2010 compared to 356,320 units sold in the same period of 2009, which is up by 20.5 percent. Small cars comprise over 65 percent of Maruti’s total sales including exports.
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