Maruti has been trying very hard to turn their brand’s image around. While at one point in time, they were known to make boring and reliable cars that appealed to the masses, they are now looking at going the sporty and luxurious way. Here are 10 crazy renders of existing and upcoming Maruti cars that look really kick-ass.
Since the Swift is the hottest Suzuki being discussed currently, what better way to start the list than to have a Swift? Suzuki revealed the Japanese Swift last week and the same will be coming to India later in the year. According to rumours, the Swift Sport, which is the the hot version of the Swift will also be coming to India in 2018.
Here is a render of the same. The Sport is expected to be powered by a 1.4 liter turbo-petrol engine (Boosterjet) making 138 Bhp and 220 Nm. This will give the Abarth Punto and the Polo GT TSi good competition.
While the Swift is going to be the sporty vehicle in Maruti’s portfolio, India has always had a thing for crossovers. This is the reason why Fiat, Hyundai, Toyota, VW and even Skoda jumped into the crossover bandwagon and introduced raised or more rugged looking versions of their hatchbacks. The Swift cross, as rendered by X-Tomi Design looks rugged. It has plastic cladding all around, similar to what is offered on the Mini. There is also a front skid plate which you can see. While there is no confirmation that such a car will be made, it would be interesting to see it happen.
The all-new Dzire has begun testing in the country and is expected to make its debut by April/May this year. The new Dzire will borrow design cues from its hatchback sibling, the Swift. The car will get new headlamps with LED DRLs and the newly designed front grill and bumper. This one will be launched before the new Swift.
The Ertiga has been a successful MPV for Maruti. It has created a space for itself in the market. When Maruti launched the minor facelift of the Ertiga, they equipped the car with a mild hybrid system, making it exempt from the dreaded odd-even scheme Delhi saw and also got a rebate under FAME. RBA Design has come up with a render of what the new Ertiga would look like, if it borrowed the front end from the newly launched Swift. We must say, this will be one appealing MPV if they do introduce it in this format.
Maruti will be launching the Ignis hatchback in the country on the 13th of this month. The Ignis is a funky little crossover from Maruti which is unique in the way it looks. Here is a render of what a coupe version of the Ignis would look like, if Maruti were ever considering one. Since the Ignis is boxy to look at, the coupe like roofline and the lowered roof height give it a unique look.
Image source: X Tomi