Cars of 2014: Vol.2

New Maruti A-Star

Yes, Maruti has been secretly working on a successful replacement for the not-so-successful A-Star. It previewed its work through the rather weirdly-named A:Wind concept late in November, and it's quite obvious that the "concept" tag was deliberate. Throw away the fancy lights and wheels (and the name), and this is what the A-Star's successor will look like.

Not much wrong with the 998cc K-Series three-pot, which we believe will power the new A-Star, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, with an automatic available as an option. Should reveal itself at the upcoming Auto Expo.

Expected launch: Mid-2014

Read more about the A:Wind concept here