We already informed you that Maruti Suzuki is working on an all-new mini SUV based on the Concept Future S, which was first showcased at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Besides this, the Indo-Japanese automaker will also launch the new-generation Alto hatchback. The new small SUV will be designed and developed locally, which suggests an aggressive price tag.
The all-new mini SUV will meet the all the latest safety standards and emission norms. The new model will be based on Suzuki’s new generation HEARTECT platform, which is lighter and more fuel efficient. The new model will also meet the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program. Adding to it, the small car comes equipped with the BSVI-compliant engine. Also See – Maruti Future S – 5 Things To Know
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Codenamed Y1K, the all-new vehicle is likely to be powered by a 1.0-litre K-Series petrol engine that produces 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. The company could also opt for an 800cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine. It will not come with diesel option. In terms of positioning, the new small car is expected to be slotted between the Alto and Swift.
We believe that this could be Maruti’s most affordable car to be sold through NEXA premium dealerships. Or, the company could opt for regular dealer network to target semi-urban markets with crossover-like cars in high demand. Maruti is yet to start testing the new model and is likely to be launched by early 2020. Also See – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars In India
Media reports claim that Maruti is planning to revive the ‘ZEN’ nameplate in India. The upcoming small car could be named the Maruti Zen. It will rival the likes of Mahindra KUV100, Renault Kwid 1.0L and the new Hyundai Santro. The small car is expected to come with clutter free and feature-loaded cabin. In fact, the top-spec model will receive new Suzuki’s SmartPlay infotainment system with connected car applications. The new model is expected to be priced somewhere between Rs 4 lakh and Rs 6 lakh.