Maruti Suzuki is currently India’s largest four wheeler manufacturer. The past year was another important one for the manufacturer as they introduced a few more mass-market cars such as the Celerio Diesel, Baleno and the S-Cross. And lest we forget, they also launched the Wagon R and Dzire with the AMT technology. Maruti finally also launched the popular Vitara Brezza compact SUV this year. And now, Maruti plans to launch the new Ignis and the Baleno RS as well. CarBlogIndia brings a comprehensive report on all the new Marutis you can expect to see in the showroom in 2016. So here’s our list of the Upcoming New Maruti cars in India in 2016 so that you can check out all the available Upcoming New Maruti cars in India in 2016 along with complete Maruti new car launch details-
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Upcoming New Maruti Cars in India
Easily among the most awaited Maruti Suzuki new car launches, the Ignis was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. Maruti plans to launch the car in India early next year. Identical to the Ignis sold in international markets, the India-spec version will be retailed through the Nexa sales channel and will be powered by the same engines as the Swift. It will also boast of SHVS mild hybrid tech, which debuted last year on the Ciaz and subsequently the Ertiga. The Ignis will be aimed at the likes of the Mahindra KUV100, Hyundai Grand i10, Chevrolet Beat Activ, etc. Another of one of the most promising upcoming new Maruti cars in 2016, this one! Competition: Ford Figo, Mahindra KUV100, Hyundai Grand i10.
|Estimated Price||INR 5-7 lakhs|
|Launch Date||January 2017|
|Engine Options||1.2-litre Petrol, 1.3-litre Multijet Diesel|
Along with the Ignis, Maruti Suzuki also announced the Baleno RS for the Indian market. Scheduled to be launched during the 2016 festive season, the Baleno RS is a more powerful version of the successful Baleno hatchback. This increase in power can be attributed to the all new 1.0 L Boosterjet engine, which produces around 110 bhp of peak power. Competition: Volkswagen Polo GT, Ford Figo 1.5, Fiat Punto Abarth
|Maruti Baleno RS|
|Estimated Price||INR 8 lakhs|
|Launch Date||October 2016|
|Engine Options||1.0-litre Boosterjet Petrol|
The popularity of the compact SUV segment in the country is growing by the day attracting some of the biggest manufacturers to try their hand at developing one. The segment, earlier ruled by the Ford EcoSport, is now led by the Vitara Brezza. First showcased as the XA-Alpha in 2012, the Vitara Brezza is currently on sale with only a Diesel heart. Powering the Vitara Brezza is a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine, borrowed from the Ciaz/S-Cross, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Now, it is being said that the Brezza will soon get the 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbocharged Petrol engine that will power the Baleno RS. This engine has a max. power of 110 BHP and a peak torque of 170Nm.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol
|Starting Price||INR 6.79 lakhs|
|Launch Date||November 2016|
|Engine||1.0-litre Boosterjet Petrol|
The 7 Seater Wagon R MPV is definitely taking a long time coming but is an important Maruti Suzuki new car launch. Showcased several years ago, the Wagon R 7 Seater model is finally inching closer to its launch. Compared to the regular model, the Maruti Wagon R MPV will come with a higher ground clearance, a more feature-laden interior and seating capacity of seven. Maruti is known to price its cars ultra competitively and the Wagon R MPV should be no different. It will rival the likes of Datsun Go+ and even the Eeco from Maruti’s own stable. This car is likely to go on sale with two engines– 0.8-litre DDiS diesel (from the Celerio) and the 1.0-litre K10 petrol (from the regular Wagon R).
|Maruti WagonR MPV|
|Estimated Price||INR 4.5 lakhs|
|Launch Date||August 2016|
|Engine Options||1.0-litre K Series Petrol & 1.3-litre Diesel|
After the launch of the Dzire AMT, it is now the turn of Swift to get an AMT. The AMT variant of the Swift should further increase the popularity of the hatchback. The AMT for Swift is a 4-speed Magnetti Marelli-sourced unit that will be mated to only the Diesel-powered models. The Diesel-powered Swift comes equipped with a 1.3-litre DDiS motor that churns out a max. power of 74bhp and a peak torque of 190Nm.
|Maruti Swift AMT Automatic|
|Estimated Price||INR 6.0 lakhs|
|Launch Date||September 2016|
|Engine Options||1.3-litre DDiS Diesel|
The Alto 800 could get the 2-cylinder Diesel engine that powers the Celerio. This 793cc, 2-pot motor is Maruti’s first in-house developed Diesel engine. It has a max power of 47bhp and a peak torque of 125Nm. For the Celerio, this engine offers an unbeatable fuel mileage of 27.62 kpl and we expect a slightly higher mileage figure for the Alto 800. Maruti is yet to release an official word on the Maruti Alto 800 Diesel launch in India, but our guess is that this car will hit the showrooms around July 2016.
|Maruti Alto 800 Diesel|
|Estimated Price||INR 4 Lakhs|
|Launch Date||End 2016|
|Engine||0.8-litre, 2-cylinder Diesel|
Also See- 2016 Alto Facelift
Maruti S-Cross hasn’t really done too well on the sales charts. However, now the manufacturer plans to launch a Petrol variant of this crossover. The petrol variant should have a significant cost advantage over the currently available diesel engine options – a 1.3-litre Multijet and a 1.6-litre Multijet. Also, the manufacturer could launch the Petrol model along with the facelifted version.
|Maruti S-Cross Petrol|
|Estimated Price||INR 7.25 Lakhs|
|Launch Date||January 2017|
The Maruti Ciaz has already tasted enough success. Now, the manufacturer plans to come up with a new top-end variant of this sedan that will be powered by the 1.6 Multijet engine from the S-Cross. This engine will not only make the car more powerful but also among the fastest in its segment.
|Maruti Ciaz 1.6 Diesel|
|Estimated Price||INR 11 Lakhs|
|Launch Date||April 2017|
Maruti will launch the new generation 2017 Swift in India around November, 2017. The new Swift 2017 will be larger, more feature-laden and will even have higher fuel mileage. Of course, the design will be all new but it will be more of a evolution of the current design. Engines for India could be carried over from the current models but they will definitely get a re-tune.
|2017 Maruti Swift|
|Estimated Price||INR 4.70 Lakhs Onwards|
|Launch Date||November 2017|
|Engine||1.2-litre Petrol; 1.3-Litre Diesel|
If the all-new Maruti Swift is here, can the new generation Dzire be far away? Now that the new Swift will launch around the end of next year, expect India to get an all-new Dzire too sometime in mid-2018. Based on the new Swift, the 2018 Dzire will also be lightweight and yet have more cabin space than current model. It will also offer a higher fuel mileage and more features
|2018 Maruti Dzire|
|Estimated Price||INR 5.60 Lakhs Onwards|
|Launch Date||March 2018|
|Engine||1.2-litre Petrol; 1.3-Litre Diesel|
11. New Maruti Vitara
After tasting success with the Vitara Brezza, Maruti is gearing up to launch the bigger sibling- the Grans Vitara in India. The new Grand Vitara made its debut in Hungary in 2015 and does look a fair bit like the Vitara Brezza. Engine options could include the 1.6-litre Multijet from S-Cross. The Grand Vitara boasts of All Grip 4×4 system. Expect a launch around next year’s festive season.
|New Maruti Vitara|
|Estimated Price||INR 13 Lakhs Onwards|
|Launch Date||October 2018|
Maruti could launch the next-gen Suzuki Jimny in India as the new Maruti Gypsy 2018. The new Gypsy will share its platform and engine with the Baleno RS. India will be export-hub for the new Jimny. It could also become the only really capable off-roader amongst all sub-4 metre SUVs.
|New Maruti Gypsy 2018|
|Estimated Price||INR 5.4 Lakhs Onwards|
|Engine||1.0-litre Turbocharged Petrol|
Maruti will also launch an updated WagonR. The new WagonR is expected to boast structural changes and new features. The biggest highlight, however, will be the new Diesel engine. The WagonR Diesel will share its engine with the Celerio. Expect a competitive price tag!
|New Maruti Gypsy 2018|
|Estimated Price||INR 4.2 Lakhs Onwards|
|Engine||0.8-litre Turbocharged Diesel|
Upcoming New Maruti cars in India
|Maruti Ignis||October 2016||INR 5-7 Lakhs|
|Maruti Baleno RS||October 2016||INR 8 lakhs|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol||November 2016||INR 6.79 lakhs|
|Maruti Wagon R MPV||August 2016||INR 4.5 lakhs|
|Maruti Swift AMT||September 2016||INR 6.0 lakhs|
|Maruti Alto 800 Diesel||July 2016||INR 4 Lakhs|
|Maruti S-Cross Petrol||January 2017||INR 7.25 Lakhs|
|Maruti Ciaz 1.6 Diesel||April 2017||INR 11 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Swift||November 2017||INR 4.70 Lakhs|
|2018 Maruti Dzire||March 2018||INR 5.60 Lakhs|
|New Maruti Vitara||October 2018||INR 13 Lakhs|
|Maruti WagonR Diesel||2018||INR 4.2 Lakhs|
New Maruti Cars Launched in 2015-2016
Thanks to the increased heat due to advent of the Renault Kwid and Datsun Redi Go. The Alto 800 facelift comes with a new front facade that makes the car looks a wee bit more appealing. The facelift also brings in a new exterior paint- a new shade of green that should appeal to the young.
Maruti Alto 800 Facelift 2016
|Estimated Price||INR 2,49,000|
|Engine||796cc, 3-Cylinder MPFI Petrol|
|Competition||Renault Kwid, Datsun Redi Go, Chevrolet Spark, Hyundai Eon|
Maruti’s previous attempt at the crossover segment wasn’t a successful one. The Grand Vitara failed to attract buyers. Dismal sales performance led to the car’s discontinuation. The company’s second attempt is a radically different product. Based on the SX4, the S-Cross is a crossover, a large hatchback with very good off-road capabilities. The simple design and hatchback-like appearance might be a put off for some people but Maruti hopes its practicality, spaciousness and an overall pleasing look will work in its favour and attract customers. Powering the SX4 S-Cross is 1.6-litre Diesel and a 1.3-litre Diesel engines that will come mated to 6-speed and 5-speed manual transmissions respectively.
Maruti SX4 S Cross
|Starting Price||INR 7.79-11.69 lakhs|
|Engine||1.3-litre Diesel, 1.6-litre Diesel|
|Competition||Renault Duster AWD, Mahindra XUV500|
The Celerio hatchback made a huge impact on the Indian car market when it was launched early last year thanks to the revolutionary AMT gearbox which made automatics more accessible to the buyers. Buyers were no longer required to shell out a hefty premium for an automatic transmission due to the low-cost AMT. Maruti has now added a diesel option to the Celerio’s line-up. The interesting bit about that is the all-new 800cc diesel engine developed in-house by the company. Unlike other Diesel-powered Maruti cars, the Celerio doesn’t get a Fiat-sourced engine. This new motor is the smallest of its kind in the country.
Maruti Celerio Diesel
|Starting Price||INR 4.72-5.78 lakhs|
|Competition||Ford Figo, Chevrolet Beat|
Also launched last year was the all-new Baleno hatchback. This car has turned out be a very successful model for Nexa and Maruti Suzuki. This premium hatchback rivals the Honda Jazz and the Hyundai Elite i20. Maybe, in all probability, Maruti will also launch the RS version soon.
New Maruti Baleno Hatchback
|Starting Price||INR 5.11-8.16 lakhs|
|Engine||1300cc Diesel, 1400cc petrol|
|Competition||Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz|
What do you think about all Upcoming New Maruti cars in India in 2016 and the Maruti new car launch details? Furthermore, do you think the upcoming new Maruti cars in India in addition to current models is enough to please the rather insatiable Indian car buying lot? Most of all which of these upcoming Maruti new cars in India seems to be the most noteworthy? Do leave your thoughts on our list of Upcoming New Maruti cars in India in 2016 penning them down in the comments section below. Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more stories like Upcoming New Maruti cars in India in 2016 with Maruti new car launch details.