Maruti Suzuki started the year 2017 with a bang by launching the Maruti Suzuki Ignis in January 2017. This was followed by the launch of Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS in March, while the Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2017 was launched in May 2017. The DZire has so far received well over 44,000 bookings since launch in India. The Indo-Japanese car maker recently moved the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz to its NEXA line, which consists of cars like Maruti Baleno, S-Cross and the Maruti Ignis. The company plans to launch an array of cars in India in the premium segment in 2017-18. This includes the launch of new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross facelift in October 2017 followed by the Vitara Brezza petrol by year end while the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift will be launched in February 2018 and the Ciaz facelift by mid 2018. The company might consider launching the Suzuki Vitara by end 2018 or early 2019. Also Read: Maruti Suzuki DZire – Top 5 reasons to buy new DZire 2017
Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017 – The Maruti Swift nameplate was introduced in India way back in 2005. The car was an immediate success and became a household name. Soon, Maruti Suzuki launched the diesel variant of the car in India while the company launched the new generation Swift in 2011. The company is now planning to launch the next generation Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017 in India. The car get a complete design overhaul with new exteriors and premium interiors. The car will continue to be powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol (84BHP/114Nm) and 1.3-litre diesel (74BHP/190Nm) engine options. Maruti Suzuki is also considering to launch the Swift Sport in India, which might be powered by a 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine (100.5BHP/150Nm). We expect the car to be launched in India at the Auto Expo 2018 at a price range of INR 5 lakh to INR 8 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Read More: Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 2017 facelift first spy image snapped; India launch likely this year
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Petrol – Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has become the bestselling compact SUV, not only in its segment but segments above as well. The Vitara Brezza has received well over 2 lakh bookings in India while the waiting period is anywhere between 6-8 months. The company will soon launch the Vitara Brezza Petrol variant, powered by a 1.0-litre BoosterJet petrol engine. This unit produces 100.5 BHP of power and 150 Nm of peak torque, while it will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Expected to be launched by the end of this year, the Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol will be priced between INR 7 lakh to INR 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Also Read: Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol India launch delayed; Diesel AMT to launch soon
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Facelift – Suzuki recently launched the new S-Cross facelift in UK and other European markets. While the old generation model is currently on sale in India, Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch the new S-Cross facelift in India by October 2017. The new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross sports new exteriors and premium interiors. With all the design changes, the S-Cross now looks more like an SUV than a crossover. The new Maruti S-Cross will continue to be powered by the same 1.3-litre & 1.6-litre diesel engine options. Maruti Suzuki might also launch a new petrol engine on the new S-Cross, which is expected to be priced in the range of INR 8.5 lakh to INR 13 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Read More: Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2017 facelift spied testing; Exteriors & interiors slightly updated
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift – Recently, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz was spied testing in Delhi. According to the spied images, the car gets revised front and rear bumpers while the major change is on the insides. The car will get new instrument cluster with MID and faux wooden inlays on the dashboard, while the company might also equip the car with a cruise control system. The new Maruti Ciaz facelift will continue to be powered by the same 1.4-litre petrol & 1.3-litre diesel engine options. However, we can expect Maruti Suzuki to introduce the 1.6-litre diesel unit and a 1.0-litre BoosterJet petrol motor as part of the RS variant. Prices will be more or less similar to the existing model, however, the company will charge a premium if it plans to launch the more powerful petrol and diesel engines. We expect the car to be launched in India by year end. Also Read: Suzuki Vitara under consideration post Maruti Vitara Brezza s success
Suzuki Vitara – Maruti Suzuki has been largely successful in transforming itself as a premium car maker with the launch of the NEXA dealerships. The company sells cars like Ignis, Baleno, S-Cross and the Ciaz through its NEXA dealerships. Recently, Maruti Suzuki’s Chairman, RC Bhargava hinted that the company might consider launching the Suzuki Vitara in India in the coming future. While not much is know about the Vitara, Maruti Suzuki might launch the car by the end of 2018. In a statement to ET Auto, RC Bhargava had said, Our product portfolio will cover these segments. Today we have covered only the compact SUVs, but as we along, we will also move with an SUV which is higher that the compact SUV. I don t know when exactly it is scheduled for sale, but not too far in the future.
If launched, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara will rival the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500, Renault Duster and the Honda BR-V. Mechanically, the Suzuki Vitara is powered by two petrol and one diesel engine option. The 1.6-litre VVT petrol produces 120 BHP /156 Nm of power while the Vitara S, powered by a 1.4-litre BoosterJet engine produces 138 BHP / 220 Nm of power. The oil burner gets a 1.6-litre DDiS diesel unit that develops 120 BHP of power and 320 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed manual as well as an optional 6-speed automatic gearbox.