Top 7 Upcoming Cars From Maruti Suzuki: Dzire, Jimmy SUV, S-Cross, Next Gen Celerio, Alto & More!
Maruti Suzuki, India’s biggest automobile manufacturer is all set to launch 7 cars in the Indian market in the next 12 months!
The Japanese company has continued to retain its title of biggest manufacturer for quite a long time now. The reason for this is the brand’s abundance of budget offerings in the compact segments. But the carmaker company wants to have a larger market share than the current 53.3%. Hence, Maruti Suzuki is working on bringing a fleet of cars to the Indian market.
The cars will include facelifted models and derivatives of existing cars along with a brand new product.
Read to find out more about the upcoming launches from Maruti Suzuki…
According to reports mid-life facelifted version of Maruti Suzuki’s highest-selling sedan, the Dzire was spotted. It is confirmed that the car will be sporting a larger hexagonal front grille, and redesigned fog lamp housing as compared to the original model. some revisions to the rear, and some additional equipment inside the cabin is expected.
The facelifted version will likely be offered with Maruti’s 1.2L Dualjet petrol engine that comes with mild-hybrid tech. It makes 90 PS power and 113 Nm torque as against the 83 PS/113 Nm the current 1.2L model makes.
The S-Cross is all set to be launched in the Indian market with Vitara Brezza facelift’s BS6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol engine with SHVS mild-hybrid tech, since Maruti had decided to stop producing diesel engines in the Indian market. The said engine belts out 105 PS/138 Nm, and will be integrated with a 5-speed manual gearbox, along with an optional 4-speed AT.
No changes in the aesthetics will be made in the car. The petrol version of S-Cross will be launched in the same guise as it has been sold until now, and as showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo in February 2020.
The Gypsy was discontinued from India in 2017. People were expecting the Japanese carmaker to bring the compact three-door off-roader Jimny to the country to take its place. The company showcased the car in India at this year’s Auto Expo 2020, in order to weigh in the public’s response.
While the foreign-spec three-door version will not be practical enough for India, Maruti Suzuki will have to develop a five-door version of the car in order to bring it to the Indian market. It uses the same 1.5L K15B petrol motor as the Vitara Brezza facelift, and will likely be launched in India next year.
New Gen Celerio
The Celerio is yet to get a second-gen model in India. But the wait is over as, Maruti Suzuki is apparently working on a new-gen version of the hatchback, which will be launched this year.
While the current-gen Celerio gets a 1.0L petrol engine (69 PS/90 Nm), the new-gen Celerio could be provided with Maruti’s 1.2L K12B motor which currently powers the Swift, Wagon R etc. According to the company, the power train makes 83 PS max power and 113 Nm peak torque.
Maruti Suzuki recently ended the production of the 1.0L petrol Alto K10 in the Indian market. Meanwhile the 796 cc three-cylinder version of Alto K10 continues to be in the market. S-Presso has made things a little difficult for it, but Maruti Suzuki still managed to sell almost 18,000 units of the hatchback in February 2020.
The immortal fame of the Alto forces Maruti Suzuki to continue selling the car, and it will soon be getting a new-gen model since the current model has started to look out dated.
Wagon R Based EV
Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch a mass-market EV in India based on the Wagon R hatchback and even sent out 50 prototypes of the car to be tested in various weathers and terrains across the country in late 2018.
But the launch has been pushed to late 2020, or even early 2021 since the manufacturer believes the project is not yet commercially practical.
Maruti Suzuki exhibited a hybrid version of the Swift at the 2020 Auto Expo.The launch of the car is yet to be confirmed by Maruti Suzuki.
The car came armed with a 1.2L Dualjet K12C petrol power train that makes 91 PS and 118 Nm, and is coupled with a 10 kW electric motor, which helps the car deliver a better fuel efficiency. It also runs on full-electric mode at low speeds for short distances.