Update: Maruti Suzuki has released another teaser image of the Maruti Futuro-e concept. The second image shows it from the top, revealing its stylish roof, a blue Suzuki logo at the front and an LED light strip connecting the tail lights among others.
21 January 2020 -
The Maruti Futuro-e has been officially confirmed as one of Maruti Suzuki's debut vehicles at Auto Expo 2020. Moreover, the upcoming electric car's first teaser has also been released.
As against the previous speculations, the Maruti Futuro-e will not be the electric version of the Maruti Wagon R. The teaser image strongly suggests that it will be a crossover utility vehicle representing the brand's new global design language. The silhouette depicts the sloping roofline of a coupe gelling in an SUV body. LED lights will be present at both the ends and that too in a highly unconventional design layout. From what can be perceived with the limited information available right now, the Futuro-e will be an SUV-Coupe in the B-segment, like the Tata Nexon EV.
Commenting on the exterior design of the Futuro-e, Mr. CV Raman, Senior Executive Director (Engineering), Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “The design of Concept FUTURO-e is a fascinating fusion of a coupé with a SUV. It is a
significant departure from the mainstream SUV architecture and is expected to raise the design bar of Utility Vehicles in India.”
The Maruti Futuro-e could be launched as early as towards the end of this calendar year. A Toyota-badged version of the Maruti Futuro-e will likely follow in 2021.