India had staid car models on its roads in the first few decades of independence. One could see a few Premier Padminis, some Hindustan Ambassadors and a few Contessas in the 'luxury' segment.
Then, Sanjay Gandhi – a young man of modern thoughts and the son of the then Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi – embarked upon the Maruti initiative in Gurgaon, Haryana to give India affordable small cars.
Over the years, Maruti Suzuki has come to dominate the Indian automobile market. It has car models at all price points, and all its models are known for ease of ownership, ease of maintenance, affordability, and reliability.
Whether you purchase a Maruti Suzuki car from one of the new Nexa showrooms or you are in the secondary market to pick up a tried and tested Maruti Suzuki that is still in fine fettle, there are a host of car models for you to choose from.The New Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
After the company has ceased production of the iconic Maruti 800, the entry-level car in the Indian automobile market remains the New Maruti Suzuki Alto 800. This is a small and affordable hatchback in the typical 'jellybean' shape that has come to characterise Maruti Suzuki's models in this segment. The other members of the family– namely the Maruti 800, the Zen and the Maruti Suzuki A Star – are no longer in production.The Maruti Suzuki Celerio
The Celerio is a hatchback that is close in 'family resemblance' to the long-standing Wagon R model from the Maruti Suzuki stable of cars.The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
The Wagon R is a tall hatchback that has served Indian customers for many years now.The Maruti Suzuki Baleno
The Baleno, in its earlier avatar, was a sedan or a 'three box car.' It has re-entered the Maruti Suzuki stable as an attractive hatchback now.The Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS is badged as a Rally Sport and is a sports variant of the Baleno.The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
The Ciaz is an attractive sedan from the Maruti Suzuki family of cars. It is placed firmly in what is known in India as the 'C' class of cars. The Ciaz has replaced the popular SX4 in the market. The typical buyer of the Ciaz is a successful corporate professional. The government has also obviously moved away from cars that are no longer being produced and has moved to buy many Maruti Suzuki Ciaz cars as the official vehicle for its senior bureaucrats.The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz S
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz S is the sportier variant of the Ciaz.The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a hatchback that is popular with young and sporty buyers..The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The Vitara Brezza is an SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) from the Maruti Suzuki stables that is available in attractive and sporty body colouring and is teamed up with good-looking accessories. Its engine displaces 1.3 litres and delivers 89 BHP to the front wheels.
Those who wish to travel the roads in comfort and style opt for the Vitara.
One of the new entrants in the Maruti Suzuki fleet, the Ignis is a higher-end hatch that appeals to young buyers.
The Ignis and the Swift have similar engine displacement, similar BHP, and torque.
The Ignis is priced marginally cheaper than the Swift.
The Maruti Suzuki S Cross is a premium 'crossover' vehicle between a hatchback car and a Sports Utility Vehicle.The Maruti Suzuki Swift
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is one of the highest selling hatchbacks ever in India. The Swift is now available in a new and improved look.The Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
The Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire is a compact sedan version of the Swift with a boot. This has been a very successful entry-level small sedan in the Indian automobile market.
The company is known to dominate each point of the price chain of automobiles in India. Many of its products offer competition not only to other automakers but also to its own Maruti Suzuki models thereby trying to reach a situation where 'heads or tails, Maruti Suzuki wins.'
Whichever out of the above models you finally decide on – either from a Maruti Suzuki showroom that is selling the newer models, or you pick up a model from the secondary market, with the Maruti Suzuki brand, you can be assured of the following befits of owning a Maruti Suzuki car.Peace Of Mind
Maruti Suzuki means you can enjoy peace of mind.Reliability
The cars are highly reliant on the roads.Ease Of Ownership
Owning a Maruti Suzuki car is hassle-free and free from complications and stress.Low Cost Of Ownership
The cost of running and maintaining a Maruti Suzuki car is very reasonable.Excellent Resale Value
Maruti Suzuki cars enjoy a high value in the secondary car market.Easy Availability Of Spare Parts
Unlike many other bit players and competitors in the market, Maruti Suzuki dominates the automobile market in India. It has spawned an entire ecosystem of auto ancillaries and spare parts that are easily available.Service Network That Is Spread Across The Country
Whether one is participating in a rally or driving thousands of kilometers away from home on one of the national highways, one can rest assured that Maruti Suzuki service centreswould be available in any nook and corner of this vast country.Maruti Suzuki Car Insurance
When you have acquired a car from the stables of Maruti Suzuki, you need to be legally compliant on-road by purchasing a car insurance policy from either Maruti or from any of the automobile insurance majors in the market.
You can opt for the cheaper third party insurance that will only insure third parties against damage caused to them by your vehicle. You are, however, advised to go for a comprehensive car insurance policy that includes the 'own damage' clause to cover any damage caused to your own Maruti Suzuki car in a possible mishap on the roads.