Maruti Esteem! The way it still carries its exclusiveness..
When it comes about class for moderate people the only car we recall is our Maruti Esteem. The first model was introduced in the year 1995 in the global market as Suzuki’s first attempt in the compact segment.
It was available only as a 4-door sedan in GL and GLX trim. It had a larger interior volume (97.5 cu. ft.) than any other car in its class except the Sentra, and was outfitted with dual airbags. An antilock braking system was available at extra cost. The Esteem was shorter and lighter than its competition and, except for the nasty Neon, offered a more favorable pound-per-horsepower ratio than the rest_22.3:1
How can you not fall in love with the design & interior?
With its elegant design and interior esteem robbed every heart of its potential clients. To compete on equal ground with its playmates, the Esteem was founded on contemporary mechanicals. The independent front and rear coil-spring suspension systems utilized MacPherson and Chapman struts, respectively. Lower control arms and a stabilizer bar located the struts up front. Both models had large ventilated front discs and 9-in.-dia. rear drums, but only the GLX came with ABS.
To this fertile base, the upscale GLX added power windows/door locks/remote outside mirrors, split-folding rear seat, cloth upholstery and mud flaps. Further amenities for GLX buyers included cruise control, air conditioning, vanity mirrors and a tachometer.
Love for this car…
This car was available in the following colors- Superior White, Pearl Silver Metallic, Silky Silver Metallic, Icy Blue Metallic, Fawn Mist Metallic and Midnight Black Metallic. Likewise it was available in the petrol variant only. Maruti Suzuki Esteem is currently out of production and new cars are not available for purchase in the Indian market. The last manufacturing date of this model was 2004-2008.
Only the GL now included daytime running lights, standard air conditioning and body-color bumpers. No further changes were made through 1997.
Ultimately the car was a bang for every individual client using it. Though it has now discontinued its manufacturing but its still the classiest one to get on board.
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