At the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, Maruti Suzuki had showcased the Concept Future S. This concept previews the company’s future compact car, which will come with SUV-ish design and high ground clearance. The new model is scheduled to be launched in the country in 2019. If latest media report is to be believed, Maruti Suzuki is planning to revive the ‘Zen’ nameplate in India. What’s most interesting is that the production version of the Future S concept could be called the “Maruti Zen”.
The new model will sit below the Vitara Brezza and will challenge the likes of Mahindra KUV100 and Renault Kwid 1.0L. For people not in the know, the Maruti Suzuki Future S Concept has been indigenously designed in India by the company’s R&D team. Featuring SUV like design, the small car could further increase the sales of Maruti Suzuki in India.
Just to jog your memory, Maruti Suzuki Zen was first launched in India in 1993 and later discontinued in 2010. It was also the first Maruti car exported to international markets. With Baleno’s success, Maruti Suzuki could revive its once popular “Zen” nameplate in India.
2019 Maruti Zen Launch
Maruti Suzuki had showcased the Concept Future S at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The company has already confirmed that a new model based on this concept will be launched in 2019. The report suggests that the production-ready model will be called the Maruti Zen. We will update on this as soon as Maruti announces anything on the same.
2019 Maruti Zen Price
Well, the upcoming model will be a mini-SUV that measures somewhere around Ignis. This means that it will position against the Mahindra KUV100, upcoming Hyundai Santro and Renault Kwid 1.0L. We believe that the small SUV could be priced somewhere between Rs 4 lakh and Rs 7 lakh.
2019 Maruti Zen Specifications (Expected)
Maruti Suzuki is yet to reveal the engine details of the upcoming mini SUV. Though, it is likely to feature the tried and tested 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine that produces 82bhp and 113Nm of torque. The company could also use the 1.0-litre K-Series engine that is good for 67bhp and 91Nm of torque. The SUV is not likely to get a diesel option. Also See – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars In India
2019 Maruti Zen Details
The new mini SUV will be based on Suzuki’s new-generation HEARTECT platform that also underpins the Ignis, Swift and Dzire. The new model will be designed on the Concept Future S, which represents the brand’s all-new design language. The SUV will come with aggressive and upright stance. The concept was equipped with newly designed LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights merging with thin chrome grille and, large and sporty front bumper. The sloping-type roofline gives it a sporty appearance. Also See – Maruti Ciaz facelift – All Details
Maruti Suzuki claims that the Future S concept based mini SUV will come with a commanding higher seating and ground clearance and horizontal hood. On sides, the concept has uniquely-positioned A-pillar, accents on the side sill, powerful shoulders and a raised rear end. Inside the cabin, the small SUV is likely to get a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity features, multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, etc.
Maruti Future S Concept First Look Preview
Source – FE