Maruti will introduce a set of cars in a period of 12-18 months and here's a list of all of them.
Maruti Suzuki had a super-big stall at the recently concluded 2020 Auto Expo. The pavilion had a slew of cars. Out of those, a few have already been launched in the Indian market, while the others would soon be making their way to the showroom floors. In fact, some of the upcoming Maruti cars were not even showcased at the auto show to keep the competition unaware of the move. We have jotted down the names and will tell you what all cars Maruti is going to launch in a period of 12-18 months.
Starting with the first one of the lot – Next-Gen Celerio. It has been codenamed as YNC, internally. The second-generation of the car is expected to be launched in late 2020. With updated exterior and interior, the next-gen Celerio will get a 1.0L petrol engine to power its wheel. The 1.2L K-series motor currently seen on the Swift is also expected to be on the cards.
The most anticipated car from the Maruti stable as of now is the Jimny. It will be the successor to the legendary Gypsy King sold in India. Maruti showcased the car at the 2020 Auto Expo to understand the market response for the Jimny. The crowd was quite excited about the car and Maruti will soon begin with the car’s production for export markets. The Jimny is currently sold in two versions – Japan-spec Kei version and Sierra (sold globally). Indian market will get the latter of the two.
Maruti is also working on updating its smallest offerings in the Indian market – Alto. The next-generation Alto is internally codenamed as Y0M and is expected to be unveiled to the masses in late 2020. It is expected to receive a slew of cosmetical and mechanical updates.
WagonR EV will feature vertically-split headlamps.
Maruti is also working on WagonR EV, which we have spotted quite a few times on test and have reported the same. Based on the current WagonR’s platform, the EV will get a different front facet than the WagonR. It will feature vertically-split headlamps as seen on some of the latest SUVs in the market. Maruti will target the entry-level EV space with the WagonR EV. Thus, it will missout on an automatic regenerative system, but Maruti will offer a manual mode of turning on or off the regenerative system. Talking of the tentative launch date, it is expected to make its first appearance to the masses around late 2020.
Image of Vitara Brezza facelift for representation purpose only.
Last on this list is the brawniest from the house of Maruti. Yes! You guessed it right, it is the next-generation Vitara Brezza. The Brezza has been recently facelifted with a petrol motor. This is, however, the last facelift for the current generation of Vitara Brezza. In the next update, Vitara Brezza will be an all-new car. It is expected to be unveiled around late 2021 and will be launched at the 2022 Auto Expo. It is expected to be based on the platform jointly developed by Toyota and Maruti under their joint venture.