Recently, the production model of the Maruti Concept Future S, codenamed as the Maruti Y1K, has been spotted testing in New Delhi.
Whereas the Maruti Concept Future S production model has been reported to be offered as the new-gen Maruti Alto, other sources have suggested that it will help the Zen brand revive. The test mule which was carefully camouflaged did not indicate much about the cosmetic features of the vehicle but did reveal some important features. The upright front and the flat high bonnet will contribute to its bold stance. The high ground clearance and the large glasshouse could translate into an amber cabin. Moreover, the black cladding and the faux skid plates could also be added to complete the SUV look of the vehicle.
Recently, the Maruti Concept Future S production version has been spotted testing in New Delhi. Image source - motoroctane.com
Earlier spy images have also unveiled that a feature that has never been equipped on a Maruti product before will be, for the first time, seen on the production Maruti Concept Future S. This is the central instrument console. Moreover, to make the vehicle comply with the strict safety standards which will be put into effect in October 2019, Maruti will equip it with a wide array of safety features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, front seatbelt alert, high-speed warning and rear parking sensors. The new Maruti model is also expected to conform to the BNVSAP crash test standards.
As regards the engine and transmission, the Concept Future S production model is likely to keep under its hood a 0.8L and 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol motors. While the former is borrowed from the Maruti Alto, the latter is also used as the power source for the Alto K10. Transmission duties are expected to be undertaken by a 5-speed MT and a 5-speed AMT gearbox.
The production model is expected to borrow the engine from the Maruti Alto and the Alto K10
Maruti Concept Future S production model is projected to be launched in the festive season this year. The crossover-ish appearance will help it gain a clear advantage in the teeming Indian SUV segment with the presence of some fierce competitors such as the Mahindra KUV100, the Datsun Redi-Go and the Tata H2X, etc.