Despite the falling sales, tight credit crunch, and increasing competition, Maruti Suzuki has maintained to retain top position in the Indian car market. A recent survey by J.D Power Asia-Pacific on new vehicle performance, has proved the worth and performance of Maruti cars.
In the Annual India Performance Execution and Layout Study (APEAL), four of Maruti cars topped their respective car segments. Indian cars were rated based upon 10 vehicle factors including vehicle exterior, fuel economy, driving dynamics, engine power and transmission, smoothness, driving safety, music system, and air-conditioning.
In the rating, Maruti Suzuki WagonR stood first in compact car segment, Maruti Suzuki Swift topped the premium compact car segment, Maruti Swift Dzire ranked first under entry mid-size car segment, and the Maruti Suzuki SX4 scored highest in the mid-size car segment.
Senior director of J.D Power and Associates Asia-Pacific, J. Mohit Arora said, “The newest generation of Maruti Suzuki products has clearly helped improve the brand's overall image.”