The Indian automotive market has been growing day-by-day and the competition in the market is also continuously increasing for every minute. As of that, Maruti Suzuki has plans to bring the new models into a variety of new segments for the global market. All upcoming cars of Maruti Suzuki are not the new models, some of them are the updated versions of the existed cars. The Indian carmaker’s existing cars will be renovated with the cosmetic and mechanical changes while the new cars are likely to be offered with the different and strategic design layouts, advanced technologies and the latest equipment. Each and every model from Maruti Suzuki has its own identity and uniqueness with the exterior layout. Looking for the best and new models, the following are the upcoming cars of the biggest Indian carmaker.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza:
The new Vitara Brezza is the sub-compact SUV exhibited at the 2016 Auto Expo and the model is scheduled to launch in the country in the month of March or April 2016. With the Brezza, the company will make its entry into the sub-compact SUV segment, which is the highly-competitive among the different kind of segments. Already mentioned that the model was completely designed and developed with the 95 percent localisation-level by the team of local engineers. The model is expected to receive the advanced features include new alloy wheels and projector headlights on the higher variants. It will be powered by the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine from the Maruti S-Cross and the engine is to be mated with the 5-speed conventional manual gearbox.
Expected Launch: March 2016
Expected Price: Rs. 6lakh to 9lakh
Rivals: Mahindra TUV 300, Ford EcoSport
Suzuki / Maruti Ignis:
Introduced in India at the 2016 Auto Expo, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is likely to enter the sub-compact crossover SUV segment. The crossover has to be developed on the new platform of i-M4 concept and offered with two types of engines including 1.3-litre diesel and 1.2-litre petrol. To become as the best alternative to the Mahindra KUV100, the sub-compact SUV will get the extraordinary specifications and advanced equipment.
Expected Launch of the Maruti Ignis: October or November 2016
Expected Ex-Showroom Price: Rs. 4 lakh to 5.5 lakh
Competitor: Mahindra KUV 100
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS:
Baleno RS is the sportier version of the existed Baleno hatchback and offered with the highly efficient petrol engine of 1.0-litre BoosterJet, which is rated at the outputs of 112bhp and 175Nm. The RS version is to be available on the high-end variant (Alpha) of Baleno, which features two airbags, reverse camera for parking assist, tilt & telescopic steering adjustment, keyless central locking, braking assist, exterior colored EORVMs and chrome handles. It has been already showcased at the Auto expo 2016 in India and confirmed for the global markets. The Baleno RS will be exported shortly whereas the domestic launch will be commenced in the coming festival season. Like the Baleno, the RS version is also be sold via the Maruti NEXA network, which is to be expanded to 250 outlets by FY 2017.
Expected Launch of Baleno RS: Upcoming Festival Season
Expected Price: Rs. 8lakh to 9lakh
Baleno RS Rivals: Volkswagen Polo GT
Maruti Suzuki Swift AMT:
The swift hatchback, one of the best-selling cars, is to be offered with the company’s AGS gearbox and standard 4-speed AMT on the diesel variants. It will be the fifth automatic car from Maruti Suzuki after Swift Dzire, Wagon R, Alto k10 and Celerio. The automatic cars have more acceptance in the market than the manual cars as most of the people prefer for hassle-free driving. The same 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine, rated at 74bhp and 190Nm, will be continued by the Swift AMT.
Expected Launch of the Swift AMT: June or July 2016
Expected Price: Rs. 5.5lakh to 7lakh
Competitors: Hyundai Grand I10 and Honda Brio
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R (7-Seater):
The Wagon R is the existed multi-purpose vehicle, which is the popular and high-selling model among all MPVs from the branded automakers. Now, the company is planning to offer it with the 7-seater layout whereas the model has been tested for few times at various places. Till now, there is no clarity regarding the mechanical specifications and features. Besides, here is no information like when it will enter the market.
Expected Launch: End of 2016 or Early 2017
Expected Price: Rs. 4.5 lakh to Rs. 6 lakh
Wagon R 7-Seater Rivals: Datsun GO+