Maruti Suzuki to launch 5 cars in India: From Jimny to Creta rival

Maruti Suzuki is almost synonymous to India now. Continuing to have a path-breaking market share margin consistently in India, they can feel the pulse and the need of the Indian consumers in the best possible way. Maruti has been known to produce mass segment cars that fit into the pockets of the middle class Indian and solves their dream of owning a car. However, with new designs and manufacturers entering the market, along with their competitive pricing, they also had to work on their design and features side. There’s a completely new line up of cars which will launch soon including an all-new MPV and a mid-sized SUV as well. Here are four such cars that we know about.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny

Expected launch 2021

Amongst the few manufacturers that showcased new cars in the Auto Expo 2020, was Maruti. They were proud to present the popular Jimny, mainly to gauge the response from the market. Maruti Suzuki has planned to launch an LWB version of the Jimny with five doors. The Jimny launched in India will be different than the international version. The Jimny will come with 1.5-litre K-Series petrol engine and will be launched as a luxury car in the market.

All-new mid-size SUV

Expected launch 2022

Suzuki and Toyota have joined hands in India and have already launched a few rebadged cars like the Toyota Glanza and Toyota Urban Cruiser. Both the brands are working an all-new vehicle that will be the first mid-size compact SUV from both the brands in the Indian market. It will take on the likes of Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta. Just like all other cars in the segment, it will offer only FWD layout and will get powered by the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. The launch is likely to happen in 2022. It will be sold under the Toyota and the Maruti Suzuki brand.

C-Segment MPV

Expected launch 2023

Maruti Suzuki and Toyota will also bring out an all-new C-Segment MPV that will be positioned higher than the Ertiga and the XL6. The all-new MPV, however, will undercut the price of the Innova Crysta in the market. MPVs are becoming popular and the new one will for the family car buyers who do not want to spend as much as the price of an Innova Crysta. The all-new car will be an interesting launch.

All-new Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

Expected launch 2021

New Alto Render

Maruti Suzuki is also working on replacing the Alto 800 that has been around for years now. The most-affordable product from Maruti Suzuki will get the HEARTECT platform that also underpins the new-generation S-Preso, WagonR, Ignis and more such vehicles. It will come powered by an 800cc, three-cylinder engine.

Maruti Suzuki XL5

Expected launch 2021

Wagonr 2
Rendering by SRK for IAB

Maruti Suzuki has been testing a more premium version of the WagonR and it is likely to be called XL5. It will be sold through the premium Nexa dealership network of the brand and will offer premium cabin layout with some extra features compared to the WagonR. Maruti Suzuki may also tweak the face of the vehicle following the same Ertiga-XL6 theme.