MSIL or formally known as Maruti Suzuki India private limited which also happens to be India’s largest automobile manufacturer. With no plans to settle any time soon this Japanese-India carmaker seems to be working in exploring every designated segment to leave its footprint around. So after some immense amount of research, we have curated a list of the top 10 upcoming Maruti Suzuki cars set to launch in India by 2020/21
Let’s have a look at them!
Well, after the diesel variant which did not do as well as the brand was expecting Maruti has come up with the petrol version of India’s first crosshatch the Maruti Suzuki S-cross petrol. Under its hood, the s-cross petrol 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 5-speed manual and an optional CVT.
Other than the engine upgrade the s-cross petrol will also feature upgrades including 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 a massive set of alloy wheels.
Recently the new facelift version of the Suzuki Swift has been launched in Japan however rumour has it the same will not be launched in India. The Maruti Suzuki Swift has been one of the most loved hatchbacks of over a decade now. Not too long ago the new Japanese spec Suzuki Swift sport was also spied at the IGI airport.
however not much is known about the India-spec variant but the recently launched Japanese variant comes equipped with a BS6 Compliant 1.2-litre K12C Dual-Jet petrol engine generating 90hp same as on the Dzire facelift while paired to a 5-speed manual and an optional AMT.
You all it the Maruti Suzuki XL5, we call it the ‘Suited-Booted Wagon R’. The Maruti Suzuki XL5 has been caught numerous times being tested on Indian roads, The XL5 is expected to be sold under the Maruti Toyota partnered NEXA. To some eyes, the XL5 is just a minor tweaked up version of its predecessor the Wagon R.
Some of the tweaks which will help the XL5 look different form the Wagon R is its signature Split LED Headlamps with LED DRLs. Additionally, the XL5 will be available offered with two trims the ALpha and the Zeta which will feature the same 1.2-litre four-cylinder inline petrol unit churning 82 hp at 6,000 rpm with 113Nm of peak torque at 4,200 rpm.
Maruti Suzuki might be thinking of launching its unsung hero the Suzuki Grand Vitara which will be priced between the Rs 10 lakh-20 lakh bracket and will be based on the current-gen Vitara Brezza’s C-platform which has been renamed from the previous Suzuki’s C-architecture.
We can also expect a 5 and a 7 seater variant on the 2021 Suzuki Grand Vitara and will actively rival the likes of the recently launched 2020 Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and the Nissan Kicks. Certain reports also suggest that the 2021 Grand Vitara could be launched by the end of 2020 or early 2021.
Well if you that the XL5 was a much-hyped version of the Wagon R wait till you see the electrified version of India’s one of the most loved and fuel-efficient hatchback. this electrified hatchback will get its power from a 72-volt motor with a 19-25 kWh battery and is likely to come with both AC and DC fast charging with the battery fully charged in 7 hours via AC charger and up to 80% in an hour via a fast charger.
Not much is known is about the new Maruti Suzuki Swift Hybrid. However, Maruti did showcase the Swift Hybrid at this year’s Auto Expo 2020. The car is expected to use Maruti’s SHVS Hybrid technology for the car. There are rumours that an EV version might also be in works.
Maruti Suzuki Solio
Maruti first showcased its first compact MPV the Solio at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Solio compact MPV will be based on the Wagon R and will get it power from a 1.2-litre petrol hybrid engine capable of producing 82 bhp with 113 Nm of peak torque. The Solio MPV has been spied testing numerous time since its first appearance. However, the test mule which was spotted in India was regular 5-seater, with sliding doors at the rear instead of regular doors.
The Jimny is considered to be the most awaited vehicle in India as it will act as a replacement for the iconic Maruti Suzuki Gypsy. We say this as according to a leading media the waiting period for the Jimny has extended to over 1.5 years in Japan. The Jimny was first showcased at this year’s Auto Expo 2020 and going by the latest media reports it will come equipped with a 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine capable of generating 100hp with 130Nm of peak torque while paired to first-in-segment torque converter automatic gearbox.
With its launch, the Maruti Suzuki Jimny will rival the likes of its sole and a though competitor the Mahindra Thar.
The first electric car concept from the brand was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 will not be a concept anymore as MSIL has decided to bring its first fully electric passenger vehicle in India. The Futuro-e will be the first car to be launched under the brands “Mission Green Million’ initiative. Nothing is known about the powertrain of the EV yet. But don’t you worry we’ll keep you posted.
This tweaked up Ertiga was supposed to be showcased at this year’s Auto Expo 2020 but sadly didn’t make it through. however, rumour has it that Maruti is planning to launch this badass MPV in India sometime in July 2020. Although the brand has not mentioned anything about its production.
Under its hood, we can expect the Ertiga sport to come equipped with a 1.5-litre petrol unit while paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic.