We are all aware about the fact that Maruti Suzuki and Toyota have a partnership and are jointly launching rebadged models in Indian market. First product to come out of this partnership was Toyota Glanza. Toyota is now all set to launch the second product Urban Cruiser which is basically a rebadged version of Maruti Brezza. According to some reports, Toyota and Maruti will also be bringing mid-size SUVs in future. This will be an SUV that will rival with the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos in our market. Here we have a rendered image on what this upcoming mid-size SUV from Maruti Suzuki might look like.
The rendered images have been shared by IAB on their website. The SUV that the Indian manufacturer will be launching is based on Toyota Raize SUV that is already available internationally. It will be based on Toyota’s DNGA platform and will be slightly bigger than that of Raize in terms of dimensions. The rendered image is basically shows a rebadged version of Toyota Raize SUV with Suzuki logo on it.
As per the render, it will get an LED headlamp setup with huge black split grille which we have seen in several other Toyota vehicles. In terms of features, Toyota Raize comes with 7.0 inch or 9.0 inch touchscreen infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital instrument cluster, push button start, automatic climate control, heated front seats and so on. The Maruti version of the same SUV might skip on some of the features to keep the costs down.
Toyota Raize is available with a 1.0 litre, three cylinder petrol engine internationally and the engine generates a maximum of 98 Ps and 140 Nm of torque. It is mated to a CVT gearbox. Although there is no information about the engine and gearbox we feel that Maruti version might be available with the same engine-gearbox combination. Toyota has mentioned before that they will be bringing concentrating more on SUVs for Indian market. That is mainly because of the popularity of this segment in India. Maruti’s version is expected to be a cheaper version than that of Toyota and will definitely be a strong competition for Creta and Seltos which is currently the most popular in the market.