Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker has announced to unveil 17 models at the 2020 Auto Expo. The company will unveil the Jimny SUV, Swift Hybrid, new Vitara Brezza petrol, Ignis facelift and the all-new Futuro-e Coupe SUV concept at the biennial event. The Maruti Suzuki Futuro-e concept will preview the design language for the brand’s upcoming mid-sized SUV in India.
We reported earlier that Maruti Suzuki is readying an all-new mid-sized SUV, which will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the Nissan Kicks. The new SUV is expected to be based on the modified version of the C-Platform, which currently underpins the global Suzuki Vitara and the Vitara Brezza compact SUV. The company could also opt for the new lightweight HEARTECT platform, which underpins a wide range of Maruti products in India.
Few media reports also suggest that Maruti Suzuki could utilise Toyota Raize platform to develop a new mid-sized SUV, which will also be sold under Toyota nameplate. Going by the teaser images, it is visible that the SUV gets slopping roofline, squared pronounced wheel arches, and the raked black glass to offer coupe-like profile. The SUV gets C-shaped tail-lamps with daytime running lights, and wrap-around LED tail-lights, and thin ORVMs with integrated blinkers. Also See – Maruti Futuro-E Coupe SUV rendered based on teaser.
The production version of the Maruti Futuro-e concept based SUV is expected to be launched in 2021. The mid-sized SUV is expected to be powered by a BSVI compliant 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine with mild-hybrid system. There could be a diesel engine option as well.