Maruti Suzuki has announced the launch of a new variant in the A-star line-up, christened the Aktiv, which aims at breathing another gush of fresh air in the dwindling interest for the A-star hatchback. The A-star Aktiv has been given a sporty appearance in a bid to attract the youth and quite frankly, it ends up looking too busy and not something that will make you go ‘wow’.

Maruti Suzuki A-star Aktiv launched

The afterthought includes racy graphics (which look similar to the ones on the refreshed Tata Grande) and a contrasting red colour for the rear spoiler, outside rearview mirrors, fog-lamp over-plates and the beam that bears the registration plate. Since the Aktiv is built on top of the A-star VXi trim, you do not get alloy wheels or body coloured door handles. The B-pillar gets a black colour treatment which makes the glasshouse look seamless. 

 

On the inside the seats have been given a red and beige colour combination. The steering wheel gets a matching cover, while the VXi trim gets additional elements like floor mats, keyless entry with a security system, rear parcel tray and door sill guards. 

 

The additional features and the revised appearance come at a cost though. The A-star Aktiv is priced at a premium of Rs 14,990 over a corresponding VXi or VXi A/T variant.

Maruti Suzuki A-star Aktiv launched