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Maruti launches WagonR Stingray

Maruti launches WagonR Stingray
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Looking to beat the slowdown blues, country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on launched a compact car Stingray, priced between Rs 4.1...

New Delhi (PTI): Looking to beat the slowdown blues, country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on launched a compact car Stingray, priced between Rs 4.1 lakh and Rs 4.67 lakh (exshowroom Delhi). With the Stingray, which will be more expensive than the existing WagonR by about Rs 20,000, MSI is hoping to attract young customers and make the most out of the upcoming festive season.

"The launch of Stingray is in line with our strategy to provide new and refurbished models to our customers to create excitement in the market place. Indian auto industry has been going through a slowdown, but despite this customers continue to buy Maruti cars," MSI Managing Director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa told reporters here. With this, the company will have nine models in its compact car portfolio, he said, adding that the WagonR would continue to be in the market. "We have sold around 1.3 million units of the WagonR since its launch in December 1999.

We are doing on an average of about 12,000 units a month," he added. Stingray, which is powered by a 998 cc petrol engine, is available in three variants and the company will also roll out a CNG model soon. The launch comes when the auto industry is gearing up to boost sales in the upcoming festive season.

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