In coming months, Maruti Suzuki will be launching 3 new cars which are new generation update, or a new model in work to enter a new segment. Here we’ll breakdown all the information we’ve on these 3 Maruti Cars so far!
Suzuki had labeled the Swift at the Motor Show as a Concept, but the model was almost production-ready. The test mules spotted in India were heavily camouflaged, but if you take a look at the headlamps, and the tail lamps, it was enough to confirm that this was indeed the new Swift. The new Swift gets redesigned front grille and bumper design while retaining headlamps and tail lamps shape but looks a bit sharper compared to the outgoing version.
Even though Suzuki calls it 4th Gen, the Swift is basically an heavily updated hatchback which means the dimensions are almost the same except its only 15 MM longer, 40 MM narrower, and 30 MM taller. The wheelbase remains unchanged, 2450 MM. Moving to the interiors, we barely get to see the interiors of the test mule, but as seen at the Motor Show, the interiors resemble the Fronx, Baleno, Brezza like the switchgear, HVAC controls, floating 9-inch touchscreen infotainment, analog instrument cluster, steering wheel, etc.
The Swift showcased was fitted with ADAS, but to keep the cost down, it’s likely the Indian-spec model won’t be fitted with ADAS. The alloy wheels seen on the new Swift was all blacked out and could’ve been the 16-inch wheels.
As for the powertrains, the concept Swift debuted all-new 1.2 L 3 Cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine which is codenamed under Z12. This new engine is capable of achieving fuel efficiency up to 40 KMPL, and it’s all set to replace the current K12 Unit. So, we expect the power of the Z12 engine to be lower, while the torque could be on the higher side. Additionally, the Concept Swift shown was equipped with hybrid tech, however, it’s unlikely the Indian-spec will sport the hybrid tech.
Just like the New-Gen Maruti Swift, the new-gen Dzire is also in the works. The Dzire is basically the sedan version of the hatchback Swift, and it’s likely it’ll get the same redesigned front grille, sharper LED headlamps and taillamps except it’ll tweaked a bit to make to differ from the Swift, but it’ll retain the bumper design. The interiors will likely be the same as the Fronx, Brezza, Baleno, etc, meaning it’ll sport free-standing 9-inch infotainment system, switchgear, HVAC controls, analog instrument cluster, steering wheel, etc.
If the Swift does launch in India with ADAS, then we can expect the Dzire to come with ADAS as well. As for the powertrains, the concept Swift had debuted all-new 1.2 L 3 Cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine which is codenamed under Z12. So, we can expect the new engine on the new-gen Dzire as well. The new Dzire should launch around the same time as the Swift in 2024.
There has been reports stating that Maruti is working on a new 7-Seater SUV to expand its line-up of SUVs. This new SUV could compete with the likes of Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV700, MG Hector Plus. The new 7 Seater SUV is said to be based on the Toyota’s Corolla Cross-based 7 Seater which is also in works by Toyota, and they’re expecting to launch as early as 2025. It is also possible the three-row SUV may be based on the Grand Vitara.
So, if we go by the Grand Vitara specs, it’ll sport three powertrains – 1.5 L Petrol, 1.5 L CNG, and 1.5 L Petrol-Hybrid. Additionally, Maruti was going to introduce ADAS on the Grand Vitara earlier this year but plans changed for some reason, and could launch it in 2024. We expect the ADAS to be present here on the 7 Seater version as well.