Maruti Suzuki had showcased its futuristic design and product vision in the form of Future S and e-Survivor concepts at the Auto Expo 2018. E-Survivor concept previews the company’s all-electric two-seater 4×4 mini SUV. The product we are talking here is the Maruti Future S concept, which gives a glimpse of the company’s upcoming compact entry-level car. Designed entirely in-house, the Future S concept is claimed to mark the next level of “design evolution’ in terms of body sculpting, proportions and combining bold design patterns and colours. Read: New Maruti Swift – All You Need To Know
Sporting SUV-like stance and bold presence, the Maruti Suzuki Future S concept based car will face challenge from a range of entry-level cars including Hyundai’s upcoming small car (Santro successor), Renault Kwid 1.0L and Mahindra KUV100 NXT. Reports also suggest that it could be introduced as replacement to the company’s popular entry-level hatchback – the Maruti Suzuki Alto. This would surely make the entry-level space an exciting one, and the brand believes that it would not only re-define compact car design language but further strengthen the segment’s position in India. Check Out – Top 5 Alternatives of Maruti Swift
The Future S length and wheelbase is similar to the Ignis, which means that it would be slotted below Vitara Brezza. This model will have an advantage of the tax benefits offered to cars with a length less than 4 metres. The concept seems heavily inspired from the Suzuki CrossHiker concept, featuring upright stance, a high seating position and a vertical A-pillar. This model is developed on Suzuki’s new generation HEARTECT platform that also underpins the new Swift & Dzire.
Maruti Future S Concept Design
As mentioned above, the new Maruti compact SUV concept represents the brand’s an all-new design language featuring aggressive and upright stance. Designed in-house by Maruti Suzuki India, the Future S features newly designed LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights (DRLs) merging with thin chrome grille. The large and sporty front bumper adds more to its strong profile. The slightly sloping-type roofline further enhances its sporty appearance. Read – Maruti Swift RS Pictures & Details
Elements such as bright orange paint scheme with high chroma and luminosity, bright silver on the skid plates and contrasting ‘white accents’ on front and rear grille, side sill and A-pillar add more to its sporty SUV-ish appeal.
In an official statement, Maruti Suzuki says, “Compact is beautiful, #ConceptFutureS beautifully carries forward this Suzuki slogan and creates its own positioning by breaking away from the conventional proportions of a compact car.”
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The Indo-Japanese carmaker has made subtle design upgrades to give it a SUV-like profile. As per Maruti Suzuki, the Future S has a commanding higher seating and ground clearance and horizontal hood that give it an aggressive stance. Accentuating the side profile are uniquely-positioned A-pillar, accents on the side sill, taut powerful shoulders and a raised rear volume. With respect to dimensions, the Future S concept will be over 200mm shorter than the Vitara Brezza. Though, it gets vertical A-pillar and high-bonnet line gives it a traditional SUV-stance. Similar to Maruti Suzuki’s new breed cars, the Future S Concept will be designed on Suzuki’s lightweight “HEARTECT” platform that will make it lightweight, stiffer, safer and fuel efficient. Check Out – Maruti Cars At Auto Expo 2018
Mr.CV Raman, Senior Executive Director (Engineering), Marusti Suzuki said, “The increasing preference for UVs and their bold architecture inspired our design team to study a new character for compact cars. ConceptFutureS could mark a distinctive shift in how compact cars are shaped and designed in India in the future.”
The sporty orange colour scheme continues inside the cabin. There is an orange accent on the instrument panel, door trim and seats. You will also notice White accents on the A-pillar and instrument panel along with carbon pattern on the center panel. Read – Upcoming Maruti Cars in India
Maruti Future S Concept Launch
The concept version of the Future S had its world premiere at the Delhi Auto Expo in February, 2018. The company will launch a compact car based on this platform, which will be an entry-level hatchback. Set to rival Hyundai’s upcoming compact car and Renault Kwid 1.0L, the new Maruti Future S concept based car is likely to see a release sometime in 2019. We will update you more on this as soon MSI reveals further details. Read – 2017 Maruti Ciaz Facelift – All You Need To Know
Maruti Future S Price In India
It is expected to be launched as a compact entry-level crossover, which is likely to be positioned above Celerio. We believe that the Future S based compact car will be priced between Rs 4 lakh (for the base model) and Rs 7 lakh (for the range-topping variant). Read – New-generation Maruti Alto In The Works
Maruti Future S Specifications (Expected)
Maruti Suzuki hasn’t yet revealed the engine details of the Future S. Though, it is expected to make use of the tried and tested 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine that delivers a maximum power output of 82bhp and a peak torque of 113Nm. The company could also offer the 1.0-litre K-Series engine that does duty in the Maruti Suzuki Celerio. This gasoline unit pushes out a peak power of 67bhp and 91Nm of torque. Media reports suggest that the compact SUV could also mark the debut of Maruti’s new 1.5-litre diesel engine. Transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed manual and an AMT unit.
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