Maruti Suzuki Cervo Preview

The country’s largest automaker, Maruti Suzuki Limited is set to launch another small car from its stable{how many more to come, considering that there are about 3 Marutis to any other manufacturer’s cars on-road}. This is to ensure that sales which have been affected in the bad way by the launch of the Tata Nano could be regained, making Maruti the choice when it comes to opting for a small car. For this, the new car will sport a lower tag than the best selling car in India, the Maruti Suzuki Alto.

The new car in question is the New Maruti Suzuki Cervo. Don’t ask us, but this is the name by which the car is known in Japan and it is estimated that this name would be carried across to India. It is already making the headlines in Japan and all for the right reasons. It is low cost, the most fuel efficient petrol and quite reliable. These are usually all the values that endorse every Maruti in India as well. But the difference is the killer price here. Maruti Suzuki Cervo price is estimated to be range from Rs.1.3 lakhs to Rs.2.20 for the highest variant. In contrast the Nano starts at Rs.1.10 lakhs going upto Rs.1.75 for the top variant. But been a Maruti, you get the peace of mind associated with it.

The engine would be a 660cc petrol engine similar to the Nano’s but producing a whooping 60 Bhp power. This is more than the Tata Nano’s 33 Bhp. It would have a mono volume design like the Nano and looks very similar to the Estilo. Its cabin forward design wouldn’t win it any crash safety awards but liberates lots of space on the inside plus couple that to the tall boy design and it works wonders. Four people can sit at ease inside but then the Nano has better space utilization.

There would be cubby holes in abundance which the Nano lacks in. Plus a usable boot of approximately 200 liters to the Nano’s next to none. The car would be a lot more livelier to drive than the Nano because of a much better power to weight ratio. It will weigh in at about 800 kg. The steering is also power assisted and the ride and handling is supposedly better than the Nano’s. The meters would be bare basic though and even the interior trim would be more Nano-like. But what else would you expect at this price point. Navigation system, anyone?

The fuel efficiency is slated to be about the best in any car in the country-24 kmpl in the city conditions and about 28 kmpl on the highway. This is all thanks to the VVT technology been used in the new engine. It ensures that the engine run leans all the time. Startling is the fact that Maruti is targeting first-time buyers with a 4 speed automatic transmission. There is no manual version slated however a diesel may make its appearance later on. With the arrival of the diesel, the price tag would certainly increase.

As of now, Maruti hasn’t announced any launch date for the Maruti Suzuki Cervo in India but we estimate it to be around November 2010, come the festive season or latest by December 2010.

Technical Specifications for the Maruti Cervo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Mileage-Highway(kmpl): 28
  • Mileage-City(kmpl): 24
  • Engine Description: K6A DOHC engine with VVT
  • Engine Displacement(cc): 660
  • Fuel Supply System: Fuel Injection
  • Number Of Cylinders: 4
  • Transmission Type: 4 speed automatic
  • Maximum Power: 60 bhp
  • Maximum Torque: 64 Nm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity(litres): 38
  • Number Of Doors: 5
  • Top Speed: 115 kmph approximately
  • Brakes: disc upfront and drums at the rear
  • Seating Capacity: 5

3 Replies to “Maruti Suzuki Cervo Preview”

  1. I have made up my mind to purchase an auto-transmission car . What are the options today in Rs. 2.5 lacs? Very few car makers seem to be offering automatic transmission in India. Please advice.

    Maruti Suzuki Cervo auto-transmission car avelable?

    prashanti chaturvedi
    from : Indore MP

    1. Unfortunately there are no auto trasmission cars available in the Rs 2.5 lakhs bracket. The Cervo wouldnt be available with an auto transmission either.

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