Maruti trying to time the luxury saloon’s entry into India right

Maruti Suzuki is considering when to launch its Kizashi luxury saloon in India and may bring it in sometime during 2011-12.

When launched, this new model will compete against the likes of Toyota Corolla Altis and Honda Civic in the lower end of the D-segment, with pricing likely to be around the Rs. 11-13 lakh mark.

Given its strong association with small cars in India, Maruti has traditionally found it challenging to sell cars at the premium end of the market. Maruti is clearly taking its time to get it right.