Maruti Suzuki, country’s largest selling automobile manufacturer is soon going to introduce a slew of new vehicles in the Indian markets. The automaker’s new launches for the year 2019 and 2020 will include mid-life updates and full-model updates for the existing products as well as the launch of all-together new products. These new launches are going to target each and every segment also also mark the entry of Maruti Suzuki in segments from which it is currently absent from.
|Launch Date||January 2019|
|Price||INR 5.5 lakhs to INR 9.5 lakhs|
|Specifications||1.2-litre, K-Series Petrol|
Maruti Suzuki is soon going to introduce a midlife update for its premium hatchback Baleno in India. The updated version of this hatchback is going to come with minor cosmetic updates along with a few additions to its feature list. Contrary to earlier speculations, the update version is going to continue with the same engine specifications as the existing model and will not come with BS-VI complaint engines.
|Price||INR 4.5 lakhs to INR 6.5 lakhs|
|Specifications||1.0-litre, K-Series Petrol|
Maruti Suzuki, at the 2018 Auto Expo showcased the Y1K concept SUV. There is was said by the automaker that it is, in 2019, going to launch an all-new Micro-SUV in India.
This new vehicle will take its inspiration from Y1K concept. It will as a perfect family car with SUV like proportions and offering the practicality and fuel-efficiency of a small family hatchback. With a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine, expect it to come with manual as well as AMT variants.
Prices will range in-between INR 4.5 lakhs to INR 6.5 lakhs. This will put it right in below the Vitara Brezza in Maruti’s line-up.
|Launch Date||23rd January 2019|
|Price||INR 4.50 lakh – INR 6.00 lakh|
|Specifications||1.0-K10 Petrol / 1.2-litre Petrol|
The next-generation Maruti Wagon R is likely to make its debut in India during the first half of 2019. Recent developments suggest that its production will commence by the end of this year. The new Wagon R comes with an all-new exterior as well as interior design.
It is likely to come with several new features and will also score significantly high in terms of its safety capabilities in comparison to the current spec version. The new Wagon R is going to launch in India with two engine options. These will include the existing 1.0-litre motor along with the Swift’s 1.2-litre unit.
Gearbox options will continue to include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT gearbox. Prices are expected to fall in the range of INR 3.5 lakh to INR 6.5 lakh.
|Launch Date||First half 2020|
|Price||INR 2.8 lakh – INR 4.2 lakh|
|Specifications||0.6-litre / 1.0-litre petrol|
The Alto is Maruti’s most popular car in India. After all, it replaced the Maruti 800, which itself was immensely popular in the country too. The Maruti Alto, over the years, has not changed much. However, that is likely to not be the case soon.
Reports suggest that a next-gen Alto is in works and we can expect it here by festive season of 2019 with a 660cc turbocharged engine that will have higher mileage and more power than the current 0.8-litre petrol engine.
|Price||INR 4 lakh to INR 6 lakh|
Earlier this year, there were speculations that Maruti Suzuki will launch a 7-seater iteration of the Wagon R MPV in the Indian market.
However, on the sidelines of the launch of the new Ciaz, senior Maruti officials confirmed to the media there are no plans, as of now, to launch the Maruti Wagon R 7-seater in India.
The company believes that currently there is not a huge demand for compact 7-seater in India. And that it will launch the Wagon R MPV in India only if it sees a demand in this particular segment. Nevertheless, if an when it launches, it is going to get the same 1.0-litre petrol engine as the Wagon R hatchback. Prices will fall in the range of INR 4.5 lakh to INR 6.5 lakh.
|Launch Date||Second Half 2018|
|Price||₹ 7.07 lakh – 9.81 lakh|
|Specifications||1.0-litre turbo petrol|
One of the most anticipated launches from Maruti Suzuki has to be the debut of the petrol derivative of the Vitara Brezza compact SUV.
Recent developments suggest that Maruti will launch the Vitara Brezza petrol in India during the second half of 2019. This is likely to be done alongside the debut of the mid-life facelift for this sub-compact SUV. We still do not have any concrete information regarding the engine specifications.
However, Maruti is likely to either use the 1.0-litre Boosterjet or employ its new 1.5-litre K15 motor to the Brezza. Prices are likely to fall in the range of INR 7 lakhs to INR 10 lakhs.
|Price||₹ 6.50 lakh – 8.50 lakh|
|Specifications||1.0-litre petrol/1.3-litre turbo diesel|
Maruti Suzuki has been completely silent about its future plans related to the Gypsy. With new emissions and safety norms coming in effect starting next year, will it face a similar fate as the Omni?
Earlier, we were expecting Maruti to launch the Suzuki Jimny is India disguised as the next-gen Gypsy. However, company officials cited that the lack of demand in the lifestyle segment is stopping them to do so.
However, if Maruti has to launch the new Gypsy, it is likely to do so by the end of 2019 or early 2020. It is likely to come with the same engine specifications as the Vitara Brezza sub-compact SUV.
|Price||₹ 12.30 lakh – 12.70 lakh|
|Specifications||1.5-litre turbo diesel|
Maruti Suzuki is soon going to replace its 1.3-litre diesel engine from its entire product line-up ahead of the approaching BS-VI emission regulations.
The Indo-Japanese automaker is working on developing an all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine, in-house, which it plans to across its vehicle portfolio. The first vehicle likely to employ this engine is going to be the Maruti Ciaz.
|Price||₹ 12.00 lakh – 16.00 lakh|
|Specifications||1.6-litre turbo diesel|
The Grand Vitara will likely be Maruti’s most premium offering in India. It certainly is the costliest entry on this list of upcoming new Maruti cars in India.
Maruti has not had much success in the past in the segments above Rs 10 lakh. However, with Nexa dealerships in place and people warming up to premium products from the carmaker, the company has a chance to rewrite history.
Expect the car to have a 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine under the bonnet. Also, Maruti will likely retail this car from its Nexa dealership network.
|Price||₹ 10.00 lakh – 12.00 lakh|
|Specifications||1.0-litre turbo petrol|
The Swift Sport is the performance-oriented version of the third generation Swift hatchback. This car sports a number of styling changes over the Swift, including new alloy wheels and a different grille.
This car will command quite a bit of price premium over the regular Swift. You will likely find a 1.4-litre turbo Petrol BoosterJet engine in the India-bound Swift Sport. However, don’t be surprised if Maruti plonks the 1.0-litre turbo Petrol BoosterJet engine in this car’s engine bay. This car will likely be showcased at Auto Expo 2018, where you can get to see it too.
So, these are all the upcoming new Maruti cars you will likely see in future. We hope you liked our list. Please let us know your thoughts on the story in the comments below. For more such stories, stay tuned to Car Blog India.