Maruti Suzuki is lacking in terms of the portfolio when compared to the growing fierce competition. But that is going to change with the arrival of 5 new SUVs that are slated to get launched in the next three years. These 5 SUVs include the new Jimny, new Brezza and three freshly-developed SUVs for the Indian market.
Maruti Suzuki Upcoming SUVs in India
Here are the upcoming SUVs from Maruti Suzuki that will take on the market in the next three years.
New 2022 Brezza (YTA)
Maruti Suzuki Brezza is the country’s best-selling compact SUV and hasn’t moved an inch from its top spot, despite having fierce competition from the Venue, Sonet and the likes. The 2022 Brezza that is codenamed YTA will uplift the premium quotient of the sub-compact SUV by cramming in new-age features and tech. The new Brezza will come with features like a 360-degree parking camera, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with better connectivity features, paddle shifters and an electric sunroof.
Mechanically, we do not expect many changes in the Brezza. However, the front and rear profiles will be heavily reworked for a better appeal. We would get revised slimmer LED headlights, revised chrome grille, split LED taillights with wraparound effect and large Brezza lettering on the back. The 2022 Maruti Brezza could be the first new SUV to get launched with an expected launch timeline of mid-2022.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny
Maruti Suzuki Jimny is one of the most-anticipated true blue SUVs in the Indian market. We got to witness the first sneak peek of the Jimny at the 2020 Auto Expo. Maruti Suzuki is now prepping up to launch the Jimny in the Indian market but it’s yet to be known whether it would be a 3-door or a 5-door model. Whichever be the case, the Jimny would fall under 4 metres to get benefit from lower tax rates.
On the powertrain front, it will be powered by the same 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine along with a capable 4X4 drivetrain. Maruti Suzuki Jimny will be targeted at the Thar buyers with a lower price tag. India launch of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny could happen in late 2022 and it’s expected to go on sale via Nexa chain of dealerships.
New Sub-compact SUV (YTB)
With the popular Brezza in place, Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch another sub-compact SUV that will sit above the Brezza. The new sub-compact SUV that is codenamed YTB would be more premium than compared to the Brezza and could draw inspiration from the Futuro-e concept. If that’s to be trusted, the YTB could offer a coupe stance along with the quirks and features of a sub-compact SUV. Mechanically, it will be similar to the Brezza and could come powered with the 1.5-litre nat-asp petrol engine. The Japanese marque is yet to announce any tentative launch timeline.
Creta-rivaling Compact SUV (YFG)
Hyundai Creta is the best-selling compact SUV in the Indian market and Maruti Suzuki has nothing on offer to compete with it. As per the reports, Maruti Suzuki is working on a Creta-rivaling compact SUV that will be based on the DNGA platform of Toyota. It’s rumoured to be engineered in alliance with Toyota and we can also expect a Toyota-badged incarnation of the same as well. It’s too early to judge the powertrain options but the 1.5-litre petrol engine could take on the charge with heavy hybridisation.
Three-row Premium SUV (Y17)
While the aforementioned cars were somewhat expected, the Y17 comes out of the blue moon. Maruti Suzuki is going to step into the premium SUV segment by launching the Alcazar-rivaling three-row family SUV. There is very little to no information regarding the platform, engine options and launch timeline of the Y17. Nonetheless, the premium SUV will be the flagship model in the brand’s portfolio and will take on the likes of the Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV700 and MG Hector Plus.
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