Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) is the largest carmaker in the Indian market with close to 50 per cent of the market’s stake. Maruti Suzuki launches a new model every year but last year was an exception, thanks to the outbreak of COVID-19. As things have now come back to normal, Maruti Suzuki has multiple products in the pipeline. Here are all the upcoming cars by Maruti Suzuki in the Indian market.
Upcoming Cars By Maruti Suzuki
While there is only one new model launching this year, that is the Celerio, Maruti Suzuki is updating the Baleno with a facelift and the Vitara Brezza with a CNG powertrain.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto
Maruti Suzuki Alto has been the best selling car in the Indian market since it has been launched. While the sales figures are intact, Alto has started showing its age in form of design, quality and performance. Suzuki will showcase the 2022 model year of the new Alto in January 2022 and a test mule of the same has been spied in India as well. The new Alto will sit on the brand’s Heartect platform that also underpins most of the portfolio.
The new Alto will be updated with an all-new design and the dimensions could be altered too. It will get a leap in terms of interior quality and materials along with better space management and features. Powering the Alto could be the same 0.8L petrol engine, however, it is high time for Maruti Suzuki to consider a 1.0L powerhouse for the Alto. India launch of the new Alto could happen late in 2022.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio
The launch of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio has been delayed by a couple of months. As per the rumours, the Japanese carmaker could launch the new Celerio ahead of the oncoming festive season to garner interest. The new Celerio will be underpinned by the brand’s Heartect platform and will possess a tallboy stance.
The exteriors will get a complete revision along with the interiors. On the inside, it will have sharing parts and design with the S-Presso and the space on offer will be good, thanks to the tall boy stance. On the powertrain front, it will be powered by the same 1.0L K10 petrol engine with both 5-speed manual and AMT whereas a CNG option will follow the suit. Maruti Suzuki Celerio could be launched at a sub 5 lakh price bracket whereas top variants will be priced at a premium.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Facelift
Maruti Suzuki Baleno is the best-selling premium hatchback in the Indian market. Since its launch, Maruti Suzuki has sold over 9 lakh units of the Baleno hatchback. To keep up with the competition, Maruti Suzuki is all set to give a makeover to the Baleno with a facelift. A test mule of the facelift revealed a tweaked front and rear profile with a similar silhouette.
On the inside, the new Baleno will get updated steering with cruise control, a bigger touchscreen, a tweaked dashboard design with bigger AC vents and more. Space and practicality will be similar to the current model, however, we can expect rear AC vents and a rear-seat armrest. Powering the Baleno will be the same 1.2-litre K12 petrol engine that will come mated to a 5-speed manual and 7-step CVT. Talking of pricing, Maruti Suzuki will revise the prices with a slight premium thanks to the added changes.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza CNG
Maruti Suzuki launched the facelift of the Vitara Brezza that came with a sole 1.5-litre petrol engine. As it left a void for people looking for efficiency, Maruti Suzuki is prepping up to launch the Vitara Brezza CNG for such buyers. It will come with a factory-fitted CNG kit and the engine will produce 91bhp and 122 Nm of torque.
The petrol engine, with gasoline, produces 105Hp and 138 Nm of torque. The engine will come mated with only a 5-speed manual gearbox whereas the petrol engine also offers a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Expect Maruti Suzuki to charge a premium of around a lakh for the Brezza CNG over the subsequent variants of the Brezza. The launch of the Vitara Brezza CNG is expected at this year-end.
5-door Suzuki Jimny
Suzuki Jimny is a very popular small 4×4 utility vehicle with high demand in the international markets. It is the spiritual successor of the Gypsy we had in the Indian market. Maruti Suzuki India is already manufacturing the Jimny here but that is a 3-door, exported to the international markets. After studying the customer preferences, Maruti Suzuki has decided o launch a 5-door Jimny that will be based on the extended platform of the 3-door model.
It will come with the same 1.5-litre petrol engine with 105Hp and 138 Nm of torque. The engine will come mated to a capable 4×4 drivetrain and it will be paired with a 4-speed AT as an option. Maruti Suzuki Jimny will have no direct rivals at launch that is slated for late 2022 until Mahindra comes with a 5-door incarnation of the popular Thar.