India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki currently commands close to 50 percent market share in the four wheeler segment. At the upcoming 2018 Auto expo Maruti is expected to showcase concepts and production version which could ultimately become part of its portfolio in India.
So what does Maruti has in store at the 2018 Auto Expo? Let us find out.
Next-Generation Maruti Suzuki Swift
Ever since the next-generation Suzuki Swift was revealed, the hatchback has been garnering excellent reviews around the globe. The new Swift will be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo before it is launched in India.
The hatchback will be powered by the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine as the current model. Also, Maruti could introduce the Swift Sport in India powered by the 1.0-litre BoosterJet petrol engine.
Second-Generation Maruti Ertiga
Apart for the popular Toyota Innova, the other prominent MPV in the Indian market is the Maruti Ertiga. The Ertiga was first launched in India in 2012 and in 2016, Maruti gave the MPV a minor facelift with no changes to the dimensions
Maruti is developing a 1.5-litre diesel unit, and that might power the next-generation Ertiga, while the 1.4-litre petrol, that powers the current model, will continue the power the petrol Ertiga. One of the prominent change will be the Suzuki's new Heartect platform, which the Ertiga will benefit from, the platform is lighter and agile.
Maruti Ciaz Facelift
The Maruti Ciaz is well-packaged sedan in the segment with features and excellent cabin space. However, product fatigue has led to lower sales of the Ciaz in recent months. Maruti is expected to showcase the facelifted Ciaz at the 2018 Auto Expo.
The Maruti Ciaz facelift will continue to employ the 1.4-litre petrol unit, while the 1.3-litre diesel engine could make way for the 1.5-litre being developed by the company. The facelifted Ciaz is expected to look a lot sharper and sporty compared to the outgoing model.
Additionally, Maruti Suzuki is expected to showcase several concepts at the 2018 Auto Expo, but the most significant will be an entry-level hatchback to take on new entrants such as the Renault Kwid.
The Maruti car lineup at the 2018 Auto Expo looks exciting. Stay tuned to DriveSpark as we bring you live coverage of Maruti cars showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.