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Maruti Esteem: India's Own High Performance Sedan

BY: Car Lover | Category: Cars-Trucks-Bikes | Submitted: 2010-07-25 07:46:09
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Article Summary: "The Maruti Esteem is India's own high performance sedan. There are many features that are loved by people. Read about them here..."


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In India one of the prominent places of sedan car has been occupied by Maruti Esteem. This car is highly esteemed for its packed performance and modern safety features. So the name of the car resembles its characteristics. Not only that, It has been a long time that the car is serving as the car of affluent. Other appealing feature of the car includes low running cost and powerful and smooth engine. So it has achieved the reliability of people.

Engine:

Maruti Esteem is run by a powerful 1298 cc, 4-cylinder petrol engine with all-aluminium water cooled SOHC. It has the excellent power of picking up speed and reaches 0-60 kph in 5.01 seconds. The maximum power output by the engine is 85 bhp @ 6000 fpm. This engine is made of lightweight all-aluminium. The maximum torque produced by the car is 110 Nm @ 4500 fpm. The compression ratio is 9.0 + 0.2 and the engine is controlled by 32-bit Electronic Control Module. The fuel tank capacity of this car is 40 liters.

Design and Interior:

As Maruti Esteem is highly appreciated for its comfort so obviously this car provides a cozy and specious interior this is able to accommodate 5 passengers including the driver. The interior features include fabric upholstery, molded floor carpets, center console box, remote operated fuel tank lid, air flow controls, door pockets, convenient lighting arrangements, air conditioner, cabin heater, reclining $ sliding front seats, driver's cabin room light, coat hanger hook on the grip assistance, central locking, power antenna, luggage compartment carpet, sporty gear shift lever knob and so many other features. Instrumental panel of the car is equipped with tachometer and speedometer with sporty dial.

The grill on the Esteem has improved in the new models. It adds up impressive lens headlamps look, more efficient bonnet and enhanced rear. The external dimension of this car includes a length of 4095 mm, width of 1575 mm and height of 1395 mm. the wheelbase of this car is 2365 mm with a turning radius of 4.8 m. the unladen weight of the car varies within 870 kg to 875 kg depending on the model and the laden weight is 1351 kg.

Variants, Price and Mileage:

There are three variants of this car currently available in the market. These are: Maruti Esteem LX- BS III, Maruti Esteem LXi - BS III and Maruti Esteem VXi - BS III. Among this LX is the basic version of Maruti Esteem while LXi and VXi are the modern upgraded versions. The price range of this car varies between Rs 4.50 - 5.00 lakhs.
According to the mileage Esteem holds the topmost position among the sedan category vehicles.

Safety Features:

Like all other modern cars the safety features of Maruti Esteem is also very modern. The safety features of this car includes Collapsible steering, laminated windshields, steel side impact beams, prismatic day-night inside rear view mirror, child proof rear door locks, lockable glove box, headlamp leveling device, front seat belts (3-point ELR type) and halogen headlamps.

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