Maruti Esteem is one of the most popular cars in India.

Maruti Esteem

Maruti Esteem
Maruti Esteem occupies a prominent place in the portfolio of sedan cars in India. power Appreciated for its packed performance and safety features, Maruti Esteem served as the car of the affluent for a long time. The car�s strengths include low running costs and smooth and powerful engine. A pretty reliable car, Maruti Esteem has been around for several years.

Design and Interior
The car has comfortable and spacious interiors. Features like fabric upholstery, center console box, molded floor carpets, remote operated fuel tank lid, door pockets, air flow controls, convenient lighting arrangements, sporty looking instrument panel have been incorporated in this car. Facilities of cabin heater, front seat back pockets (both sides ), front door pockets (both sides), air flow controls, remote operated fuel tank lid and trunk lid, coat hanger hook on grip assistance come with the car. Instrument panel of this model includes tachometer and speedometer with sporty dial.

The new Esteem's grill is an obvious improvement. The lens headlamps look impressive, the bonnet is worked on and rear is also enhanced.

Variants, Price and Mileage
The three variants available for this car are

Maruti Esteem LX - BS III
Maruti Esteem LXi - BS III
Maruti Esteem VXi - BS III

LX is the basic version of Marute Esteem while LXi and VXi are the upgraded versions. The car is available in the price range of Rs. 4.50-5.00 lakhs.

The car is equipped with a powerful 1298 cc, 4-cylinder engine. It boasts of excellent pick up and reaches 0-60kph in 5.01 seconds. The machine can deliver a maximum output of 85 bhp @ 6000 rpm. The engine which runs this huge car is made of lightweight all-aluminum.

Safety features like collapsible steering column, steel side impact beams, and laminated windshields have been used in this car.

Technical Specifications of Maruti Esteem

Overall length 4095 mm
Overall width 1575 mm
Overall height 1395 mm
Wheelbase 2365 mm
Front 1365 mm
Rear 1340 mm
Ground clearance 170 mm
Turning radius 4.8 m

Unladen weight 870 kg (LX)
875 kg (LXi, Vxi)
Laden weight 1315 k g

Type Petrol engine, 4 stroke cycle, all-aluminium Water cooled SOHC
Cylinders In-line 4
No. of valves 4 / cylinder
Piston displacement 1298 cc
Bore X stroke 74 x 75.5 (mm)
Compression ratio 9.0 ±0.2
Maximum output 85 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Maximum torque 110 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Engine Control 32-Bit Electronic Control Module (ECM)

Manual 5 forward, 1 reverse all-synchromesh
Steering Rack & pinion
Front Booster assisted ventilated disc
Rear Booster assisted drum
Front McPherson strut and coil spring
Rear Coil spring
Tyre size (Tubeless) 155/80 R 13 (LX, LXi)
175/70 R 13 (Vxi)

Seating 5 persons
Fuel tank 40 litres

Features & Variants

Cabin heater
Reclining & sliding front seats
Front door pockets (both sides)
Front seat back pockets (both sides)
Centre room lamp
Driver's cabin room light
Trunk room light
Air flow controls
Remote operated fuel tank lid
Remote operated trunk lid
Coat hanger hook on grip assistance
Outside rear view mirror (R)
Outside rear view mirror (L)
Power steering
Power windows (Front)
Power windows (Rear)
Power antenna
Kenwood Stereo
Driver's seat height adjuster
Rear seat centre arm rest
Rear defogger
Central locking

Plush fabric upholstery
Sporty gear shift lever knob
Centre console box
Sunvisors on both sides
Ashtrays (front & rear)
Grip assists (front & rear)
Moulded floor carpets
Luggage compartment carpet
Moulded part fabric door trims
Chrome plated parking lever knob
Silver finish power window switch garnish
Cigarette lighter
Silver finish louvres, garnish & bezels
Vanity mirror

Speedometer with sporty dial

Front grille (Chrome plated)
Head lamps with clear lens
Windshield wiper (2 speed + intermittent)
Rear combination lamps with clear lens
Tubeless tyres
Body coloured bumpers
Body side moulding
Full wheel covers
High mount stop lamp
Front fog lamps with clear lens
Body coloured door handles
Body coloured side view mirrors
Rear Spoiler

Headlamp leveling device
Collapsible steering column
Lockable glove box
Adjustable front seat head restraints
Front seat belts (3-point ELR type)
Child proof rear door locks
Steel side impact beams
Prismatic day-night inside rear view mirror
Halogen headlamps
Laminated windshield with shade band