Maruti Suzuki is a prodigy in the Indian automotive scene. The part-desi car company was the first manufacturer that brought affordable motoring to us Indians. Be it the first Maruti 800 to the latest 2020 Vitara Brezza, whenever it’s a Maruti, it gets the people going. In fact, Maruti Suzuki has been dominating almost every car segment in India. In today’s post, we have compiled 8 upcoming Maruti cars slated for late 2020.
Here is a list of 8 most anticipated and awaited Maruti Suzuki Cars scheduled for 2020 in India:
Maruti Suzuki is set to launch the Dzire facelift by the next month in India. The 2020 Dzire facelift comes with a host of new modern-day features which makes it stands against the tough competitions like the Honda Amaze and the Hyundai Aura. The Maruti Dzire, then known as the “Swift Dzire”, made its debut in the Indian market back in 2008. The 2020 Dzire Facelift will include technologies like ESP (Electronic Stability Program) with Hill Hold function and cruise control. Other updated features include flush type parking sensors, seats with a 3D look. The latest SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice recognition along with cloud-based functions is there on the Dzire now. FYI, the new Brezza and the Ignis have got the cloud functions ahead of the Dzire.
The all-new Maruti Jimny- the Three-door beast could be considered as the most awaited vehicle in the country since it was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. Maruti Suzuki has the Jimny is already a virtual successor to the Maruti Gypsy. 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.
Maruti Suzuki XL5
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 at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 113Nm at 4,200 RPM.
Maruti Suzuki Solio
The Maruti Suzuki Solio, which was spied numerous times since 2018 is a sub-4 metre MPV based on the WagonR. The Maruti Solio is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol hybrid engine. Maruti had showcased the Solio in India for the first time at the 2012 Auto Expo. The Maruti Solio sits in a very weird segment between a hatchback and an MPV. The test model which was spotted in India was a 5-seater, with sliding doors at the rear instead of regular doors. The Japanese-spec Solio features a 1.2-litre petrol-hybrid engine which is t is the same motor which does duty on the Swift. The engine produces 91 bhp and 118 Nm of peak torque while the regular variant produces 82 bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque.
Maruti Suzuki Swift Hybrid
Very little is known about the developments concerning the Maruti Suzuki Swift Hybrid. However, it is for sure that Maruti will be bringing in the Hybrid tech to future Maruti cars. Maruti did showcase the Swift Hybrid at the 2020 Auto Expo.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
The upcoming India-bound Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is based on the same platform as the XA Alpha concept which was showcased at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. Maruti Suzuki is planning to revive the Grand Vitara name which is very successful and sells in good numbers globally. The Grand Vitara will be the direct rival for the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta in India. A 7-seater Grand Vitara is also in the pipeline.
If you live in Delhi NCR, you might have spotted a white, sort of WagonR looking car roaming around the city with a red temporary number plate. In fact, that is the upcoming Maruti Suzuki WagonR Electric. A batch of 50 Maruti Suzuki WagonR Electric cars was imported from Japan back in 2018 and are being heavily tested in parts of Delhi and Gurugram.
The WagonR electric will be sharing the electric powertrain from Toyota (under Maruti Suzuki-Toyota partnership). The EV will use a 72-volt motor with a 19-25 kWh battery. The Maruti WagonR electric will likely o be offered 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.
2020 Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Maruti Suzuki is working on the next-generation Celerio (codenamed YNC). The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Celerio is one of the most anticipated upcoming cars in India. The Celerio was first introduced in 2014 and got a refreshed look in 2017.
The Celerio rivals the likes of Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago and Renault Kwid 1.0. We expect the 2020 Maruti Celerio to use the 1.2-litre K12 engine that powers the WagonR, Swift, Baleno and Ignis. The economy hatch will continue to offer an AMT option as its predecessor. The interior of the car will be more upmarket than before and should come with the company’s SmartPlay Studio infotainment unit.