The market leader, Maruti Suzuki makes sure that their product line-up stays fresh in India. Maruti launched quite a few cars this year in India in the form of Ignis, all-new Dzire, S-Cross and more. Here are the next ten upcoming cars from the manufacturer.
In a bid to challenge the Renault Kwid’s increasing popularity in the market, Maruti will soon launch the Celerio X in India. The upcoming vehicle has been already spied in the Maruti stockyard in India and the launch is imminent. The Celerio X gets many style changes like a new front and rear bumper, a new grille design and body cladding.
The more rugged version of the Celerio will also get slight changes on the inside. It is not clear if the ground clearance is higher than the regular model. The K-Series 1.0-litre that develops 67 Bhp – 90 Nm is expected to remain same. The car is expected to be around Rs. 30k premium than the regular model.
The Brezza is the highest selling sub 4-metre compact SUV in India. Maruti has a long waiting period on the vehicle. The Brezza was launched only in diesel variants initially and Maruti had expressed that they are willing to launch a petrol powered Brezza in the future. Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol is in works and the SUV may get unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018.
The car will be powered by the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder Boosterjet engine that powers the Baleno RS in the current lineup. Maruti is planning to launch an automatic version of the Brezza as right now only manual transmission is available.
Maruti launched the all-new Dzire earlier this year which became a massive success for the brand. Now Maruti will bring the all-new Swift soon. The hatchback has been already imported in India. It will be based on the same HEARTECT platform that underpins the Baleno and the new Dzire.
The all-new Swift will also lose a lot of weight and will perform better than the current model. Also, the fuel efficiency is expected to go up considerably. Maruti is expected to showcase the all-new Swift during the 2018 Auto Expo and then launch the vehicle subsequently.
Maruti is planning to bring back the full-size SUV in its line-up. The upcoming vehicle will be slotted against the Mahindra XUV 500 in the market. The Grand Vitara received a very poor response from the Indian market when it was launched earlier due to the expensive price tag and only petrol powered engine.
The new Vitara is expected to be powered by 2.0-litre diesel engine option from Fiat. Now that the market has developed a liking for the SUVs, the Vitara may just become a big hit this time around.
Jimny (all-new Gypsy)
The Maruti Gypsy is gaining on age. Maruti will bring the all-new Jimny to India to replace ageing Gypsy. The new Jimny will be produced in India will be exported to around the world from India.
The Jimny is also based on the same HEARTECT platform that underpins the Dzire and the Baleno. According to reports, the Jimny will be powered by the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine turbocharged petrol engine that powers the Baleno RS. We can also expect a diesel engine.
Maruti recently shifted the Ciaz from the regular Maruti network to the Nexa premium dealerships. Maruti is currently working on a facelift version of the Ciaz. The new update will keep the Ciaz fresh in the market.
Suzuki has already updated the Ciaz (sold as Alivio) in China. The same updates could be carried to the Indian version. The car gets revised alloy wheels, new front and rear bumpers, new front grille and restyled fog lamp housings. Maruti may also include a sunroof to challenge the Verna and the City. Under the hood, the new Ciaz may get the new 1.5-litre petrol engine and the new 1.4-litre diesel engine developed by Maruti Suzuki.
Maruti will update its only seven-seater MPV in India next year. The facelift version will be launched somewhere around August 2018 and it has been already spotted testing in India. The new Ertiga will grow in size on the outside but will continue to remain shorter than the Innova Crysta.
The new Ertiga will also utilise the HEARTECT platform and will lose significant weight. The new MPV is expected to be powered by the new 1.4-litre engine that is being developed by Maruti Suzuki. The petrol engine will also be an all-new 1.5-litre.
YHB (Ertiga based MPV)
Maruti Suzuki is also working on a new vehicle based on the Ertiga. Codenamed as YHB, the new vehicle will be a rugged version of the Ertiga in India. The vehicle will take on the likes of Honda BR-V that looks rugged and offers 7-seats.
The new vehicle will share the same underpinnings as the next generation Ertiga but the outer look will be different. The engine options are expected to remain same as the Ertiga.
Maruti is planning to launch the 7-seater WagonR for a long time. The new MPV is expected to go on sale in Indonesia first. It will be a low-cost seven-seater similar to the Datsun Go Plus. The Datsun Go Plus failed to take off in the market but the WagonR seven-seater is expected to gain a fair share of the market due to the brand name.
This will be the first Swift Sport to come to India and it will follow the launch of all-new Swift in the market. The Swift Sport is available in the international markets and the new vehicle is expected to launch in India too. The new Swift Sport will be powered by the 1.4-litre turbocharged Boosterjet engine that develops a maximum of 138 Bhp and 230 nm of torque. The engine is mated to 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.