Aiming to boost growth and maintain its market share, Maruti Suzuki is planning to expand its footprints in the sports utility vehicles (SUV) and multipurpose vehicles (MPV) segments that currently worth up to Rs 20 lakh. The Indo-Japanese carmaker will foray into mid-size SUV space sometime in 2022.
The new Maruti Suzuki compact SUV will face challenge from cars like Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta. It will share the platform with the Vitara Brezza subcompact SUV. Besides a new mid-size SUV, Maruti Suzuki will develop a C-segment MPV under its alliance with Toyota Motor Corporation.
The new MPV from Maruti Suzuki-Toyota JV will hit roads sometime in 2023. Toyota’s Bidadi based plant is likely to serve as production hub for the new MPV and compact SUV. Both vehicles will carry unique design and features unlike the re-badged models that come under the Maruti and Toyota agreement of sharing models. Read: Toyota, Suzuki in Capital Alliance – To Develop Autonomous Vehicle Technology
Maruti Suzuki recently marked its presence in the mini SUV segment with the all-new S-Presso. Featuring compact dimensions, SUV-ish styling and efficient powertrain, the Maruti S-Presso has been doing really well for the carmaker.
In its very first month of arrival, the mini SUV registered sales over 10,500 outselling the Maruti Vitara Brezza. In fact, the S-Presso also marked its name in the list of top 10 selling cars of the month.