Maruti Zen Estilo (a mere transformation of an old wine bottle into a new labeled one)
Pros : Nice fuel efficiency, good looks, Maruti’s trust, well transformed interiors and much better handling and ease of driving for long hours
Cons : High price tag, bad suspension and music system
A complete failure of new launches has forced the legendary Indian car manufacturer to give facelift to its entire available car band and come up with new astonishing products to satisfy its huge customer base. We are well versed with Maruti’s tendency to make a small modulation and turn an old labeled wine bottle into an all new glistening one and that is what they are doing with their small car segment in particular to come out of the recent failures and to regain the lost trust.
The all new Zen Estilo is the outcome of newly build strategy. At first glance car really attracts attention and with its exteriors, it will not be wrong to say that it has all the guts to be a Zen’s successor. Good mileage, nice interiors and overall good product together with Maruti’s trust left no place to raise question on the quality and durability of the product, however the only thing which I found disappointing is the huge price tag.
One has to shed close to 5 lacs to own it. I have a doubt on this, why anybody would go for it if much cheaper options which also offer the same characteristics are available in the market. We can take example of Tata Indica Vista, Chevy Spark and Hyundai Santro, all shares the same price bracket and specifications are similar to Zen Estilo but are available at much cheaper price. I personally don’t consider Zen’s as best value for money and must say go for a test drive first and than opt for the one that best suite your interests.