Below is a list of 5 upcoming Maruti cars to be launched in the foreseeable future. Read on for more details.
Maruti Suzuki’s dominance in the Indian auto market has exceeded cars. Throughout the years, customers have created a sense of reliability on numerous models from the carmaker with impressive aftersales service. With a current market share of more than 50%, the Indian largest automaker wants to further enhance its dominance by launching numerous new models in the foreseeable future. Below is the list of the top 5 upcoming Maruti cars which will come to India in the foreseeable future.
Maruti Wagon R EV
The electric version of the Maruti Wagon R has been tested since 2018 when 50 test mules were put on test. The EV is expected to be retailed through the company’s premium Nexa dealership outlets. The Wagon R EV is likely to be equipped with top-notch features. These include split headlights and redesigned alloy rims, a multi-function steering wheel, a wide SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic temperature control and automatic transmission with brake generation function in the interior.
The Wagon R EV is anticipated to be powered by a fast charging option, thanks to which, the car can be charged to 80% in just 40 minutes. With a 30 kWh battery pack, the company is believed to offer a travel range of of up to 200 kilometres. The new EV is likely to be underpinned by the Heartech platform which also serves as the chassis for the ICE-powered Wagon R. Once launched, the car is expected to be priced at around INR 8 lakh.
Revealed at the Auto Expo 2020, the concept version of the Futuro-E gets remarkable alterations in MSI’s current design philosophy with numerous components that suit the ‘futuristic’ moniker. In the front, the car is equipped with polishing LED headlights which stretches along the car width. In the rear, the wide wrap-around taillights extend towards the car side profile.
In the concept form, the car features a dedicated futuristic four-seat configuration. The steering wheel gets a rectangular shape with numerous screenings which stretch along the dashboard. The interior is also equipped with a digital centre console and flexible swivel digital centre console. The Futuro E is believed to be offered as a new micro SUV from the company to compete against the Mahindra KUV100 and Tata HBX.
The upcoming Maruti cars might also include the Maruti Jimny which will be offered in a 5-door layout. The 5-door version of the SUV is expected to serve well a larger audience and will also be an ideal option for families.
The car is anticipated to be underpinned by the same ladder-frame platform which will come with rigid axles on both ends and spread the power to all the four wheels with a low-range transfer case. In all likelihood, the India-bound car will be powered by the company’s 1.5-litre K15B gasoline burner which also serves as the power source for the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and Ciaz. The off-roading SUV will be produced at the Maruti’s plant in Hansalpur, Gujarat. Once launched, the Maruti Jimny will become a substitute for the iconic Gypsy.
Like the XL6, which is an upgrade over the Maruti Ertiga, the Maruti XL5 is expected to be an upgrade over the WagonR. The car will borrow the motors from the Wagon R: a 1.2-litre BS-VI motor which can generate 82 BHP against 113 Nm and is mated to a 5-speed MT/AMT.
As its name suggests, the Maruti XL5 will feature a 5-seater layout. It is anticipated to be a premium offering from the Indian largest automaker and will be sold via the Nexa dealership. While the Wagon R is priced from INR 4.4 lakh to INR 59 lakh (ex-showroom), the Maruti XL5 is likely to be slightly more expensive.
Maruti Swift Hybrid
The production-ready version of the Swift Hybrid for the Japanese market was debuted at the 2020 Auto Expo. The India-spec Maruti Swift is expected to be introduced to the auto market soon. It is a fully electric hybrid version, which is different from the current mild-hybrid version in India. The Swift now comes with a ‘Strong Hybrid’ 48V electric motor which can help reduce emissions, enhances efficiency and improves driving performance.
The ‘Strong Hybrid’ setup allows the Swift to generate 105 PS in comparison with the 91 PS in the current SHVS one. Thanks to the system, the car is also able to fully run in electric mode at a low speed for a short distance. Once the electric driving range is over, the car will return to run on the petrol system. The rest of the design and features will remain to be similar to the ICE-powered version.
Above is a list of five upcoming Maruti cars which will be launched in the Indian auto market in the foreseeable future. Let’s see how these cars will perform in the country. So, what is your idea? Please write to us to share your idea.