Maruti bags JD Power awards

NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki led the Japanese cars rally at the JD Power Asia Pacific 2004 award function on Thursday though Tata Safari held the fort among Indian car markers with its SUV, Tata Safari, being declared the most appealing vehicle in the category. The Managing Director of Maruti Udyog, Jagdish Khattar, received as many as five awards in different categories with its premium compact car Alto being recognised as the most appealing vehicle according to a quality study.