Maruti Zen is an iconic name and is well-known by almost all the car enthusiasts. The quirky little hatchback from Maruti has become a legendary name in the Indian car market. The name might make a comeback to the Indian market but not in the hatchback form. Here’s all you want to know about it.
Return of the Maruti Zen!
Maruti showcased the Future S concept at the 2018 Auto Expo. The urban hatchback with a crossover design gives it a very unique look. According to the reports, Maruti will bring back the name of the Zen with the production version of the Future S concept. The new compact car will sit under the Maruti Vitara Brezza in the Indian market.
Maruti defined the Future S as the car for young, urban customers who want an SUV stance in their affordable vehicle. As SUVs are gaining popularity in India, manufacturers are coming up with SUV-inspired hatchbacks. The Renault Kwid is a perfect example of the new revolution by the car manufacturers.
The Future S is still far away but Maruti already has a similar product in the segment in the form of Celerio X. However, the Celerio was never meant to be a crossover and was not designed like that. It looks quite good but the crossover look does not suit the Celerio. Maruti, in the meantime, will work on the Future S concept and will take it to the production stage.
The Future S has been designed in India and hence, India remained the primary focus during the designing. It gets muscular wheel arches and a near perpendicular front windscreen. It will compete directly with the likes of Renault Kwid when launched. Maruti became the top-selling brand in the UV segment after the introduction of the Vitara Brezza in the market. With the SUV design in focus, many other brands may launch such SUV inspired hatchbacks in the future.