New Maruti SUV coming in 2019 - Report

26/12/2017 - 13:53 | ,   | Dhruv Saxena

MSIL is working on a new SUV for the Indian market that will be positioned above the Maruti Vitara Brezza. The new Maruti SUV is at least a year away from launch, however.

New Maruti SUV launch in 2019
The new Maruti SUV will cross the 4 metre small car length restriction.

The development of the new Maruti SUV was confirmed by RC Bhargava, chairman of Maruti Suzuki. Speaking to BloombergQuint, he said -

We will launch a bigger SUV. The one we have is under 4 metres. We will therefore be launching an SUV higher than 4 meters. But it will not happen immediately in the next couple of quarters or even a year. It will take us a little bit longer to launch the SUV.

Maruti currently has the S-Cross in the 4 m plus space. However, the company will be looking to bring a product with more conventional SUV proportions. The Suzuki Vitara seems to be a strong contender for the role of the new Maruti SUV. It has been spotted on Indian soil in the past.

Suzuki Vitara S Grade rear three quarter right at IAA 2015
MSIL's chairman has confirmed a new SUV for the Indian market bigger than the Vitara Brezza.

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In the UK, Suzuki offers the Vitara with 120 hp 1.6 L Petrol and 120 hp 1.6 L DDiS diesel engines both mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The petrol variant is also available with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Suzuki Vitara S is powered by a 1.4 L Boosterjet petrol producing 140 hp paired with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. It is equipped with Suzuki's AllGrip 4-wheel drive system.

[source - BloomberQuint]

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