Maruti is ensuring that cars its showrooms or service centres deliver are not acting as a carrier for the pathogen. Take a look at the details and images of Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and Swift being prepared for delivery
The pathogen outbreak has traumatized the world to the extent that people are paranoid to perform their regular day-to-day tasks. Driving car is one of them. However, Maruti Suzuki, the largest carmaker of the country has now changed the way they deliver their cars to the customer, either new or after a scheduled service. There are a certain set of protocols that are now followed to ensure that the car is not acting as a pathogen carrier. Maruti is ensuring that the cars that are to be delivered to the customers are sanitized beforehand. This is done from both the outside and as well as from the inside.
Maruti is also adhering to the social distancing norms. Also, the consumers are asked to sanitize their hands before proceeding for anything. These are standard operating procedures that are followed at various stages of public dealing exercises at a Maruti dealership or workshops these days. As of now, Maruti’s sales channel comprises of 4 different showroom chains – Arena, Nexa, Commercial, and True Value. The after-sales service network, however, is common for the private cars sold via any of these sales channels.
Talking of the cars that Maruti sells in India, they are 13 in total. The line-up comprises of S-Presso, Alto 800, WagonR, Celerio, Swift, Baleno, Eeco, Ignis, Ertiga, Dzire, Ciaz, S-Cross, and Ciaz. For the commercial vehicle segment, Maruti sells the fleet-spec variant of the Celerio, Ertiga, Dzire, WagonR, and Eeco. Also, the carmaker sells the Carry mini-truck and Eeco Cargo in the Indian market, both of which are cargo-carrying vehicle.
Recently, the carmaker has also launched the S-CNG variant of the S-Presso in the Indian market. It gets a 55-lite CNG tank (Water filling capacity) in the boot and returns an ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency figure of 31.2 km/kg. It is available in a total of 4 variants, namely LXI, LXI(O), VXI, and VXI(O). Prices for the CNG variants of S-Presso start at Rs. 4.84 lakh and tops out at Rs. 5.13 lakh.