Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch 9 new models soon, claims a Hindustan Times report. We expect these new models to be launched in India by end of 2017, or by the end of March, 2018. In the same report RC Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said that the present Ciaz sedan will need to be replaced by a new model in an undisclosed period of time. Let's take a look at the 9 models that might get launched soon in India.
The company will launch the performance based Baleno RS, powered by a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder Boosterjet engine which produces 110hp of power. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. The company was planning to launch Baleno RS this festive season but due to the high demand of the Baleno, the carmaker has shifted to early 2017. The Baleno RS will be sold alongside the Baleno in the market through Nexa dealerships.
Maruti Suzuki will soon launch the compact crossover Ignis soon in the Indian market. The Ignis is expected to be powered by a 1.0-litre Booster jet three-cylinder turbocharged engine, which churns out 110hp of power. It is expected that the engine might be mated to a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. The production model of the Ignis was recently caught testing on Indian roads.
Swift Dzire and Swift
Another popular launch expected next year is the hatchback Swift and the compact sedan Swift Dzire. Both cars will get the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine from the current model, although they could be tuned slightly for more power and efficiency. It is expected that the Dzire and the Swift might receive the SHVS( Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology. The next-gen Swift Dzire was recently caught testing on the Indian Roads, while new Swift has been caught multiple times testing in the European countries. The Swift and Swift Dzire will be manufactured at the Gujarat Plant, after the Baleno production is shifted to the plant.
Also read about :This is how the new Maruti Swift Dzire looks
The WagonR hatchback was last updated in 2013 and looks a bit dated now and the company could soon launch an updated version to spark new interest in the market. It is expected that the 2017 Wagon R car will powered by same 1.0- litre K10 petrol engine, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is expected that new WagonR will launch in India by 2018.
Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch the facelifted variant of the S-Cross next year in India. It is expected that the 2017 S-Cross will be powered by the same 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre diesel engine, powering the present S-Cross, while there could be a petrol version too powered by a 1.5-litre engine. The model was launched in Europe some time back and features some changes to the exterior design, aimed at enhancing the premium appeal of the vehicle. The updated S-Cross will also feature some interior changes along with added features for convenience.
Maruti Suzuki might launch the compact SUV Jimny by the end of 2017 or in early 2018 and might export the vehicle too from India. With two doors and a short wheelbase, the Jimny is almost the size of a hatchback with more height. The model to be launched in India though is expected to have an extended wheelbase and four-doors. This also opens up the possibility of the company using the popular Gypsy brand for the vehicle in order to encash on the brand's historical popularity. The Jimny is expected to be powered by a 1.0 L Boosterjet petrol engine, which will be launched in India through the Baleno RS.