India's Maruti to begin exports of new small car from Jan 2013

Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:55am EDT

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Maruti Suzuki India Ltd will begin exports of its new Alto 800 entry-level car from January 2013, the carmaker said in a statement on Tuesday.

Maruti, controlled by Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp, launched a revamped version of the world's biggest-selling small car on Tuesday as it tries to fend off rising competition in India's entry-level car market.

(Reporting by Henry Foy in MUMBAI; Editing by Anupama Dwivedi)