We informed you earlier that Maruti Suzuki is working on an all-new mini SUV based on the Concept Future S. Previous media reports claim that the small SUV will also mark the re-introduction of popular “ZEN” nameplate. According to the latest ET Auto Report, the new mini SUV – codenamed Maruti Y1K – will go on sale in India in the festive season of 2019.
The new Maruti Y1K will be positioned above the Alto and the Celerio, and it will rival the likes of Mahindra KUV100 and Renault Kwid 1.0L. This new model has been indigenously designed in India by the company’s R&D team. This small car will come with crossover-ish design, aggressive and upright stance.
Maruti Suzuki Future S Concept Images
The small car is most likely to share most of the design highlights from the Concept Future S, which includes newly designed LED headlamps with LED DRLs, thin chrome grille, and large and sporty front bumper. The concept had sloping-type roofline; except the same sportier styling in the production version as well. Also See – Maruti Suzuki Future S – 5 Things You Should Know
The new ZEN is expected to be based on Suzuki’s new-generation HEARTECT platform that also underpins the Ignis, Swift and Dzire. The small car will come with a commanding higher seating and ground clearance and horizontal hood. Inside the cabin, the mini SUV is likely to get a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, etc. Read – Maruti’s Upcoming New Small SUV – What We Know So Far
The Maruti Suzuki Y1K mini SUV is most likely to be powered by a 1.0-litre K-Series petrol engine that also powers the Celerio and Alto K10. This engine produces 67bhp of power and 90Nm of torque. Both manual and AMT versions are likely on offer. The small car would comply with upcoming BS6 emission and future crash safety norms. It will come with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and speed warning as standard safety features.
Maruti Suzuki Future S Concept First Review
Source – ET Auto