In a bid to regain lost market share, Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch 6 new SUVs in the country in the next 3 years. The company is preparing 3-4 sub-4 meter SUVs along with a new mid-sized SUV & a 7-seater SUV. Maruti Suzuki will launch 2 new SUVs – new Brezza & a new mid-sized SUV – by Diwali 2022.
Maruti Suzuki is preparing the new Brezza sub-4 meter SUV, which is reportedly to be launched by April 2022. The new model will receive significant design changes and an all-new interior. It will be based on the existing Global C platform that also underpins the S-Cross and the global Vitara. The company will ditch the “Vitara” name, and it will be called the Maruti Suzuki Brezza.
What’s interesting is that the new Brezza will also come with a factory-fitted CNG kit. The CNG version is likely to be introduced alongside the petrol version. The new Maruti Brezza will be powered by the same 104bhp/138Nm, 1.5L K15B petrol engine. The CNG version will get the same engine; however, there will be a marginal drop in power and torque figures. It is likely to come in the same powertrain set-up that is offered with the Ertiga CNG – offering 92bhp & 122Nm. This is 12bhp and 16Nm less compared to the regular petrol variant.
The new Brezza will have an all-new interior and segment-leading features. The sub-4 meter SUV will come with a factory-fitted electric sunroof, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, wireless smartphone charging, cruise control, paddle shifters, etc. It will also come with a sim-based connectivity suite that will add many connected features geofencing, real time tracking, intrusion detection, find your car and others.
Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch a new mid-sized SUV in the country during 2022 Diwali season. It will be jointly developed by Suzuki and Toyota for the Indian market. The new SUV will be based on Toyota’s DNGA (Daihatsu New Global Architecture) modular platform and manufactured at Toyota’s Bidadi based plant in Karnataka.
Codenamed YFG, the new SUV could be called the new Suzuki Vitara; however, MSIL is yet to make an official announcement. The new model will measure around 4.2 meters in length, which makes it a rival to the Hyundai Creta, VW Taigun, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq and the MG Astor.
The new model will come with high-end features like an electric sunroof, e-SIM based connected car tech, a modern infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto support, LED lighting system and others. The SUV is likely to be powered by a 1.5L petrol engine with a stronger hybrid technology. This engine produces 104bhp and 138Nm of torque. The SUV could also use the Swift Sport’s 1.4L Boosterjet engine.