Maruti Suzuki has overturned its second teaser for Future-S concept. The image shows the concept and design of the Future-S Micro SUV. The Renault Kwid has been a huge success under small car segment with its SUV like stance and this was a big blow to Maruti Suzuki as the ageing Alto needed a huge overhaul change. This market change towards more SUVish styling made Maruti Suzuki to rethink upon its small car segment and now Maruti Suzuki seems to be ready with its new line up under small car segment which is expected to be a Micro-SUV.
Maruti Suzuki is all set to unveil its new small car concept in 2018 Auto Expo in New Delhi (precisely at greater Noida) named as Future-S concept. Maruti Suzuki revealed its first teaser on 24th of Jan and now came up with the second teaser making clearer impression upon the front facia. Maruti Suzuki has plans to launch the production version of Future-S by somewhere between 2018 or in the beginning of 2019. The Ignis was launched last year to checkmate Mahindra KUV 1oo. The same approach would be implemented against Renault Kwid and the Micro-SUV will be rival against the Kwid.
The Kwid has already broken 20% of Alto’s market share since its launch and Maruti Suzuki is no more interested in losing more. This time the Future-S concept which is a next gen alto is going to be top notch and is fully designed and developed in India to keep the R&D cost at minimum and with huge localization of the product to keep check the production cost.
The Future-S Concept production version is expected to be the most advanced small car in the offering by Maruti Suzuki and feature rich and will be purely based on HEARTECT platform, shared by Swift (New-Gen), Dzire, Ignis and Baleno. The car is expected to be offered in both petrol and diesel motor along with Maruti Suzuki’s very own mild hybrid SHVS.
We expect more information about the concept in 2018 Auto Expo as this would be really a showstopper for all of us. Maruti Suzuki will also showcase its e-Survivor concept along with launch of new gen Swift.