7-seater Maruti Suzuki XL6 under development

Maruti Suzuki launched the XL6 in 2019 and it has been selling quite well in the Indian market. The Ertiga is due for a facelift and the manufacturer is already working on it. So, the XL6 would also get the same updates as the new-gen Ertiga. According to the rumours, the facelift would come with a new alloy wheel design, which should enhance the appeal of the XL6. Maruti Suzuki would also offer a 7-seater version of the upcoming XL6 which would come with a bench seat in the middle row.

7-seater Maruti Suzuki XL6 under development

The interior of the upcoming XL6 is expected to get a bit more premium than the current one. So, there could be slightly updated upholstery, new dials and some new other bits and pieces. Currently, the XL6 is only offered with captain chairs. for the second row. So, it is a 6-seater MPV. The exterior could also get revised styling, tweaked front and rear bumpers.

Maruti Suzuki will also be updating the alloy wheel design of the XL6. This is a good thing because many people criticized the XL6 because the 15-inch alloy wheel’s design was a bit basic and looked a bit small in the wheel well. We still dno know if the manufacturer will be using a larger wheel size or not.

7-seater Maruti Suzuki XL6 under development

The Ertiga is already the best selling MPV in the Indian market. It sells more units than the Toyota Innova Crysta and Mahindra Marazzo. The XL6 was introduced because there was a lot of Ertigas on the Indian roads. Ertiga is the most popular MPV and is sold as a commercial vehicle in huge numbers. So, people who wanted an MPV but did not want an Ertiga could go for XL6 as it looks more premium, up-market and crossover-like instead of looking like an MPV.

The upcoming XL6 would get the same engine and transmission options as the current one. So, there would be a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 103 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 138 Nm. The engine is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. You can also get it with a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission if you want the convenience of driving an automatic.

All new Celerio

7-seater Maruti Suzuki XL6 under development
Rendering by IAB

The Celerio would be the first vehicle to be launched in the Indian market. It will be the second generation of the Celerio. It will be larger than the current Celerio and will be offered with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.0-litre three-cylinder naturally aspirated engine. The hatchback would be based on the Heartect platform.

All-new Baleno

Baleno is the best selling premium hatchback in India. It will also get a major upgrade. The exterior and the interior of the Baleno will be more up-market and will be heavily redesigned. There will be no updates to the mechanicals of the hatchback. So, it will come with two 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engines.

More SUVs coming

The manufacturer is working on a new generation of Vitara Brezza. There would also be a new compact SUV that will sit below Vitara Brezza. Maruti Suzuki is also working on a new mid-size SUV that will be replacing the ageing S-Cross.


Paarth Khatri

Paarth's passion for cars started by collecting newspaper clippings when he was just a toddler. He is obsessed with cars and technology and can talk about them all day. He has an undying love for cars with a manual transmission and is always ready to drive anything with 2 or 4 wheels. Being an audiophile his dream car is Lexus LFA, considering it is the best sounding car ever made. He would happily burn the last gallon of petrol for a lap in the Ariel Atom 500. (Full bio)