Maruti Suzuki changes priority to its future product plans. Focus shifts to plug gaps in its portfolio.
Will use the SUZUKI's lineage and DNA of SUV's.
1. Will take on Mahindra's XUV - Launch planned for 2020. Likely to use the 2.0L MJD engine
The automaker is developing a large SUV, positioned above the compact Vitara Brezza to take on the likes of the Tata Hexa and Mahindra XUV 5OO. The vehicle is being developed on Suzuki’s Fifth Generation C Platform and is scheduled to go into production in 2020.
2. A Crossover below Vitara Brezza.
Studies are also going on to determine the feasibility of a small SUV, positioned below the Vitara Brezza. |
There are some opportunities developing in that kind of segments, -“We have to study that well
3. A Crossover hatch - to take on Renault's KWID. - Launch in 2019
Maruti plans to offer products across the value chain.
Part of it is an SUV-styled hatchback, codenamed Y1K, which maymake the entry in 2019 to take on the Renault Kwid. The company is also studying a separate architecture that could spawn out a small SUV and a hatchback.
Maruti Suzuki, in turn, is looking at growing annual sales to 2 million units by 2020. They are not leaving any stone unturned in addressing the requirements of Indian customers. ET_FE