Reality check! We are already half-way 2020. The year 2020 started on a good note with the February-held Auto Expo 2020. We expected to see some new car launches from various manufacturers, especially Maruti Suzuki. But things took an unexpected turn with carmakers, for the first time reporting ZERO sales in the month of April. Now with the restriction easing, car manufacturers are steadily resuming operations. Let’s look at some most-awaited and upcoming Maruti Suzuki cars that are due for launch in the near future.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny (Gypsy Successor)
The all-new Maruti Jimny, which is a spiritual successor to the legendary Gypsy could be considered as the most awaited vehicle in the country. The Maruti Jimny was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. And according to leading media reports, we could see the Maruti Suzuki Jimny hit Indian shores very soon. The Suzuki Jimny Sierra is powered by a 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine that produces 100Bhp of power and 130Nm of torque. For transmission, the Jimny gets a torque converter automatic gearbox. It also comes with Suzuki’s advanced 4X4 tech called the AllGrip system.
The Maruti S-Cross crossover hatchback which will now get an all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine. This petrol variant was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020
under its hood, this new upcoming Maruti Suzuki car will feature a 1.5-litre K15 Petrol unit capable of generating 103hp at 6,000rpm with 138Nm of peak torque at 4,4000rpm
while paired to a standard 5-speed manual and an optional AMT.
Other than the powertrain upgrade, S-Cross will have few features upgrades such as new SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. It will also be getting new ORVMs with integrated turn signal lights and beefier set of alloy wheels.
Maruti Suzuki XL5 (Premium WagonR)
Also known as a “suited-booted WagonR”. The Maruti Suzuki XL5 has been spotted numerous times on Indian roads Out of the above, the car is expected to be available via the Maruti Suzuki’s NEXA showrooms. The Nexa branded Maruti Suzuki XL5 is set to retain the original tall boy design and the dimensions the same as that of the 3rd generation WagonR.
Although it will receive some minor feature upgrades including Split LED Headlamps with LED DRLs.the XL5 will be made available in the market in Alpha and Zeta trims while featuring a BS6 compliant K12M petrol engine. The 1.2-litre four-cylinder inline petrol engine will be capable of 82 hp and a peak torque of 113Nm.