Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, which has been the largest selling car manufacturer in India since time immemorial, launched the all-new Swift in February this year. Well, the new Swift is a blockbuster hit and has been really very quick to attain a huge popularity. But Maruti Suzuki isn’t one to rest on its laurels. It plans to launch at least 10 new cars in the next 2 years. Here’s a list of 10 new Maruti Suzuki cars that will launch in India by 2020.
Maruti Ciaz facelift
Maruti is close to launching the Ciaz facelift in India. The India-spec Ciaz facelift will carry an updated styling and will even get a new 1.5-litre petrol engine from the new-gen Ertiga. In all probability, it will even offer some more features. That said, the Ciaz is expected to retain its attractive pricing. The new petrol engine will offer more power than the current 1.4-litre K-series motor. All the changes will help the Ciaz fend off the heat from newer rivals the Toyota Yaris and the Hyundai Verna. It should also help the sedan keep competition from the very popular Honda City under check. Seen above is our speculative render, which shows what the upcoming car could look like. As per this render, the Ciaz can get an updated bumper, new foglamp housings, and a new grille.
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) will also launch the all-new Ertiga MPV in India by August this year. The new Ertiga has already made its debut at the Auto Expo 2018. It’s based on the new-age lightweight HEARTECT platform and even gets a new petrol engine to replace the 1.4-litre K14 unit. The new engine offers more power and torque. In India, the Ertiga will most likely continue to offer the 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced Multijet diesel engine. The new car will offer not only more space but also some more features. Moreover, even the performance and the frugality are expected to improve due to a lower kerb weight.
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd will also launch a new generation of the WagonR around Diwali this year. The new-gen WagonR will offer more modern looks and will meet the upcoming BNVSAP crash protection norms. It was earlier speculated that the car would be underpinned by the HEARTECT platform. However, it’s pretty much for sure that the HEARTECT won’t be used to keep the costs under check. The new WagonR will retain not only the current platform but also the current K10 engine. However, we safely expect the motor to be re-tuned to offer a slightly better fuel efficiency. It will also meet the upcoming BS6 emission norms.
Maruti WagonR 7-seater
Maruti’s new MPV onslaught won’t end with the new Ertiga. The carmaker is also working on an all-new WagonR that will offer as many as 7 seats. Basically, it will be an Indianised version of the Solio 7-seater mini MPV that’s sold abroad. In India, it is likely to use the WagonR name to benefit from the high. brand value. The new 7-seater MPV will be underpinned by the same platform as the next-gen WagonR. It is also expected to share the K10 petrol engine with the next WagonR. The new 7-seater MPV won’t face any real competition. The closest rival it will really have will be the very unpopular Datsun Go Plus.
Maruti Ertiga Cross
Maruti will likely jump into the ‘MPV crossover’ bandwagon with the launch of the new Ertiga Cross, which will be a slightly more rugged version of the new-gen Ertiga. Akin to the new Ertiga, the Ertiga Cross will be based on the HEARTECT lightweight platform. It will carry visual mods such as some plastic cladding, new design alloys, and a set of updated bumpers. It will use the same petrol and diesel engines as the new-gen Ertiga, which means, in all likelihood, it will get a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre turbocharge diesel engine.
All-new Maruti Alto
The current Maruti Alto is fast approaching the fag end of its lifecycle. While the new-gen WagonR will launch later this year, the new Alto should arrive by the middle of next year. The new-gen Alto is likely to borrow some design cues from its JDM-spec sibling. Also, the 800cc engine might have to make way for a more modern motor that will be BS6-compliant. The next-gen Alto will also offer higher crash protection as it will comply with the upcoming BNVSAP crash protection norms.
All-new Maruti Alto K10
As has been the case since last two generations, even the next-gen Alto will be followed by an all-new K10 model. Much like the next-gen Alto, the next K10 model will benefit from a new design, higher crash protection, and more features. However, the current K10 engine will be carried over after suitable upgradation.
Maruti Swift Sport
The new-gen Maruti Swift is expected to get the Sport variant by the end of next year. The Swift Sport is already on sale abroad. In India, it will become the most powerful hatchback from Maruti Suzuki. The Swift Sport will be powered by a 1.4-litre BoosterJet turbocharged petrol engine that outputs a maximum power of 140 Bhp along with a peak torque of 230 Nm. The motor will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The Swift Sport will look sportier than the regular Swift. It will have a more aggressive styling due to sportier bumpers, side skirts and large 17-inch alloys.
Maruti will launch a Creta-rivaling SUV in India next year. The Vitara is slightly smaller in dimensions than the Creta but will likely come with at least as many features. The new Vitara is expected to come with the same Fiat-sourced 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine that powered the pre-facelift S-Cross. The car might even get the new M15A 1.5-litre petrol engine that will power the new-gen Ertiga.
Maruti Suzuki and Toyota have got into an agreement that will allow both the car companies to sell each others’ cars. Under this agreement, Maruti will get to sell the Corolla Altis after making suitable styling changes to it. As suggested by our render above, the Maruti-spec Altis can come with many styling changes. The car can get some styling cues from the Ciaz and the Kizashi. It will feature the same engines and the same equipment. Moreover, it will benefit from Maruti’s wide service network and easy maintenance.
Ertiga Cross rendering courtesy – IAB