India’s largest automobile manufacturer announced on Friday that they will be recalling 1,81,754 units of S-Cross, XL6, Eritga, Ciaz and Vitara Brezza. Only the petrol versions of the vehicles will be inspected for a possible defect. These units were manufactured between 4th May 2018 to 27th October 2020. The authorized service centres will be inspecting the Motor Generator Unit, if it is found to have defected then the part would be replaced free of cost.
Maruti Suzuki said in a regulatory filing “In the interest of customers, Maruti Suzuki has decided to voluntarily recall the affected vehicles for inspection/replacement of Motor Generator Unit, free of cost. Affected vehicle owners would be receiving a communication from Maruti Suzuki authorized workshops,”
The recall process would start from the first week of November 2021. Maruti Suzuki has said that till then the customers should avoid driving their vehicles in waterlogged areas. Also, they are not supposed to spray water directly on the electronic parts of the vehicle.
The customers can simply visit the ‘Imp Customer Info’ section on the Maruti Suzuki’s website which is www.marutisuzuki.com for Vitara Brezza and Ertiga. The owners of Ciaz, XL6 and S-Cross would need to visit www.nexaexperience.com. Then they need to fill in their vehicle’s chassis number and the website would be able to tell if their vehicle could be affected or not. Owners can find the chassis number on the registration certificate.
Maruti Suzuki decreases production by 60 percent
The whole world is currently facing a shortage of semiconductors. Now, Maruti Suzuki announced on Tuesday that they will be reducing their production capacity by 60 percent. The announcement was made in an official statement in a recent filing. The reason behind the decreased production has been stated as a worldwide shortage of semiconductor chips. Maruti Suzuki is not the only manufacturer that is facing this issue.
Working on new products
Maruti Suzuki is working on a slew of new products for the Indian market. The first product to launch will be the new generation Celerio that has been completely redesigned. The hatchback has already been spied quite a few times. It will be competing against the other small hatchbacks such as Datsun Go, Tata Tiago and Hyundai Santro.
Celerio is expected to come with a 1.0-litre petrol engine and a 1.2-litre petrol engine. The transmission options will include a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed AMT. Maruti Suzuki might also offer a factory-fitted CNG variant that they call S-CNG.
There is also a new generation of Baleno that is now being tested on the Indian roads. The overall profile of the new premium hatchback still stays the same. The vehicle was spotted with full camouflage. So, exact details are not known yet but we could make out new LED headlamps, redesigned grille and sleeker headlamps
There are also new SUVs that Maruti Suzuki is working on. There will be an all-new Vitara Brezza, a Baleno-based compact SUV and a new mid-size SUV that will be replacing the current S-Cross. The SUVs are slated to launch sometime next year.