Maruti Suzuki is currently working on upgrading their line-up. They will be launching new vehicles as well as updating the current vehicles with diesel engines that Maruti Suzuki discontinued because of BS6 emission norms. Maruti Suzuki thought that with the stricter emission norms people will stop buying the diesel engines. However, that did not really happen. Yes, the market of diesel vehicles is less but they are still selling in strong numbers. For instance, Hyundai Creta which is the best selling mid-size SUV gets 60 percent of its sales from the diesel versions. The compact-SUV segment is also not too different. The Hyundai Venue clocks 38 percent of its sales from diesel engines. So, it makes sense that Maruti Suzuki has finally decided to bring back its diesel engine. They are also constantly working on developing new models or facelifts so that their vehicles can compete in the Indian market. Today, we list all the new vehicles that will be launched by Maruti Suzuki in the next year or two.
Last year, the Dzire which is the best selling compact-sedan got a facelift. With it there were some features added, it got some cosmetic upgrades and an all-new petrol engine. The same updates are expected to be carried over to the Swift Facelift. It is important to note that the facelift of the Swift has already been spied on the Indian roads and you can click here to read more about it. The Swift will get a more sporty and aggressive front bumper while the rest of the car will stay the same cosmetically. Maruti Suzuki will be offering the DualJet VVT petrol engine which will produce 90 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. When compared the current engine of Swift produces 83 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. The new engine is more efficient as compared to the outgoing one. The added power bump should make the Swift even more fun little hatchback than the current one. The price is also expected to go slightly up and the facelift of the Swift should arrive in the middle of the year.
The Celerio is due for an update for quite some time. The manufacturer is working on an all-new generation of the Celerio that is expected to hit the Indian market by the end of 2021. The new hatchback has already been spied and you can click here to read more about it. The tall boy design of the Celerio will be rounded off in favour of a much mature design language. The Celerio is one of the cheapest vehicles in India that is available with an AMT transmission, which adds a lot of conveniences while driving in bumper to bumper city traffic. It will get the 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 67 PS of max power and 90 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It will also be offered with a CNG variant. The prices of the 2021 Celerio are expected to start from Rs. 4.5 lakhs ex-showroom.
Ertiga is the number one selling MPV in the Indian market. The only change in the upcoming MPV will be the 1.5-litre diesel engine that was discontinued earlier. The engine produces 94 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 225 Nm. There will be no cosmetic changes to the MPV. The diesel version of the Ertiga is expected to get launched by the end of 2021.
The current generation of Vitara Brezza was launched at Auto Expo 2020. While there were a lot of cosmetic upgrades the biggest change was mechanical. The 2020 Vitara Brezza was petrol only. While the SUV sold quite well, people missed the punch that the diesel engine offered. Fortunately, Maruti Suzuki will be launching the compact-SUV again with a diesel engine. However, this time it will be the 1.5-litre diesel engine instead of the 1.3-litre unit that was offered previously. The Vitara Brezza Diesel is expected to launch the market by the end of 2021.
The Ciaz used to be offered with the 1.5-litre diesel engine. However, it got discontinued because of the BS6 emission norms. Fortunately, Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch the diesel engine again with the Ciaz. There are no cosmetic upgrades planned for the sedan. The Ciaz Diesel will also be launching towards the end of 2021.
All-new Brezza 2021
Maruti Suzuki is working on an all-new generation of Vitara Brezza which has been codenamed YXA. It will continue to get its boxy rugged SUV look which made the current Vitara Brezza famous in the first place. It is expected to be based on the Heartect platform that underpinned other Maruti Suzuki vehicles too. This should help in making the compact-SUV safer.
It will be offered with a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. There are rumours that Maruti Suzuki is also working on a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine which could debut with the new compact-SUV. You can click here to read more about the new Brezza 2021. It is also expected to launch in India by the end of 2021
S-Cross replacement developed with Toyota
Maruti Suzuki and Toyota are jointly working on a new SUV that will be replacing the ageing S-Cross. The new SUV is codenamed YFG internally. The current generation of S-Cross never really had massive sales numbers because of the strong competitors. The S-Cross replacement is expected to get launched by 2023. There will also be a rebadged Toyota version of it.
The XL5 was expected to debut at the Auto Expo 2020 but that did not happen. The XL5 is essentially a more premium version of the WagonR. The new hatchback will be sold exclusively through the Nexa range of dealerships. It will get a split headlamp design and the XL5 was also spied recently, about which you can read in detail by clicking here. It will be powered by the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 83 PS of max power and 113Nm of peak torque. It will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT.