India’s largest automobile maker, Maruti Suzuki has already started bracing up for the launches next year. This year Maruti launched the Vitara Brezza, which received a huge response from the market. For 2017, the company has as many as 8 cars lined-up in form of all-new cars, facelifts and new variants. Let’s take a look at Maruti’s upcoming cars.
Launch: January 2017
The Ignis is one of the most awaited launches from Maruti Suzuki. The bookings for the Ignis will be started in the first week of January itself and the launch will happen on 13th January 2017. The Ignis is an all-new car from Maruti and will be sold through the premium Nexa dealership network of the company.
The Ignis will be powered by both 1.2-litre petrol engine and 1.3-litre diesel engine. It will get 5-speed manual gearbox as well as AMT with both the engine options. Safety wise, the Ignis will get standard ABS and dual airbags across all the variants. It will also become the first car from Maruti to feature Android Auto while Apple CarPlay will also feature on the 7-inch touch sensitive infotainment system.
Launch: Early 2017
The Baleno is an all-new product for Maruti in India launched last year. The premium hatchback sells through Nexa outlet and has received a huge response from the market. The lightweight car will become the first hot hatch from Maruti next year.
Maruti unveiled the Baleno RS concept earlier this year during the Auto Expo. The new car will be launched somewhere in February next year. The Baleno RS will be the first car to be powered turbocharged petrol engine from Maruti. The 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine will produce a maximum power of 108 BHP along with 170 Nm of torque. It will also get lowered and stiffer suspensions for better handling capabilities.
Vitara Brezza petrol
Launch: Mid 2017
Maruti launched the Vitara Brezza at a time when diesel was the preferred choice of fuel in the market. Currently, the Vitara Brezza gets only one engine option in form of 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine that generates a maximum of 89 BHP and 200 Nm of torque. Now that market has seen a drastic shift from diesel to petrol vehicles, Maruti is working on a petrol variant of the Vitara Brezza.
The Vitara Brezza will be powered by the similar engine that will do the duty in the Baleno RS. The 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine will churn out a massive 108 BHP of maximum power along with 170 Nm of maximum torque.
Launch: Mid 2017
Maruti currently boasts of the highest AMT model line-up in India with the Celerio, Alto K10 and Swift DZire. Their next launch, Ignis will also get the AMT. Their one of the highest selling model and segment leader Brezza currently does not get any automatic transmission option. The company is currently working to plonk the transmission in the Brezza next year.
The Maruti Suzuki Brezza AMT was showcased at the Indonesia Auto Show earlier this year. Just like the Ignis, the Brezza will get the AMT option with both petrol and diesel engines.
Continued Below: 8 new Maruti Cars & SUVs for 2017