India’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki is a long trusted name in the Indian market. As the Indian market is becoming younger, Maruti is working to turn around its image from long lasting, reliable brand to a more sporty brand. Maruti just launched the Ignis specially targeted at the millennials of the country. We bring you ten more cars that Maruti will bring in next couple of years to keep the brand fresh.
Maruti has been working on a hot version of the Baleno since a long time. The car will be launched in the first week of March. The hot version of the car will be powered by a 3-cylinder petrol engine that is turbocharged. The K10 based engine will churn out a maximum of 100 BHP and 150 Nm torque.
The Baleno RS will also come with rear disc brakes and lower suspensions for better handling. The hot hatchback will weigh just 950 kg, giving it a great power to weight ratio. The gearbox, however, will be a manual 5-spped one.
The all-new Swift was revealed some time back in the international market. The new car based on the same platform as Baleno will be launched in India later this year. Swift has gone through major changes regarding exterior design, equipment, features and engine. The new Swift looks much more premium and sharper than the current model. Suzuki has also housed the rear door handle in the rear window line, giving it a clean look.
The new Swift will be 120 kg lighter than the current model. On the inside, the car will feature many new features like 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and CarPlay. The dashboard has been updated with new knobs and buttons too. The current set of engines will continue to power the next generation, Swift, too but Maruti will most likely re-tune the engine. The 1.2-litre petrol engine with 90 BHP-118 Nm and 1.3-litre diesel engine 75 BHP-190 Nm will power the new Swift.
The DZire is based on the Swift hatchback, but if reports are to be believed, Maruti will launch the new DZire before the Swift in India. The new DZire carries the same upgrades as the all-new Swift. A few spy pictures of the car reveal that the DZire will get LED DRLs with projector headlamps, LED tail lamps and exterior changes like the Swift. The engine specifications will remain same as the Swift in India.
Maruti launched the all-new WagonR in the Japanese market recently. The all-new WagonR will make way to India early next year, and it looks way different from the current model. The WangonR retains the tall boy design but with new features like LED headlamps, all-new grille, partially blacked out B-Pillar and new tail lamps make the WagonR look very futuristic.
The interior of the vehicle gets a new dashboard with the new instrument cluster. A new digital information display for driver and a new tablet shaped infotainment system like Ignis. The engine specifications are not known yet, but Maruti shall continue to power the car with the 1.0-litre petrol engine that produces a maximum of 67 BHP.
The Ciaz is a game changing the car in the segment. The introduction of hybrid helped the sedan to quickly gain popularity in the market. With the arrival of new City, Maruti is working on a facelift model of the Ciaz that would be launched soon in India.
The facelift model will also move to Nexa dealerships, making it more premium. The new Ciaz will also get 1.6-litre diesel engine option that powers the S-Cross 320. The engine generates a maximum of 118 BHP and 320 Nm of power. Maruti may also continue the 1.3-litre diesel and 1.4-litre petrol engine with the sedan.