The Maruti Zen
is a 5-door hatchback
produced and sold in India
by Indian automaker Maruti Suzuki
. It has acquired significant popularity in India since the nameplate was first introduced in 1993. The word "ZEN" is an acronym standing for Z
oise. It also stands for the Japanese
word "Zen" which derives from the Sanskrit word "Dhyana" and means "To figure out something by meditation or by a sudden flash of enlightenment."
Also sold as Suzuki Cervo Mode
, in many parts of the world a blockbuster in its segment, the first generation Maruti Zen was introduced in 1993 . In Europe, the car sold as the Suzuki Alto
.In 1997 Body Colour Bumpers.In 2000 its cost (of LX model) was around Rs 3,80,000.The best part of the Zen is it remained in trend for over a very long period without any changes in Exterior Design or looks.
It underwent a facelift in 2003.The production of this model ended in March 2006
Zen had a diesel variant which used the Peugeot
's TUD5 (PSA TU engine
The Zen quickly became a hit with the Indian Racing Scene, highly modified versions of the 993 cc G10B engine topping 100+ Bhp.
In June 2003, a three door sports version of the Zen in VXi segment was launched, prices at 3.9 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi); there were two models released which differed only in colors1. Zen Carbon (black)2. Zen Steel (silver)
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