India's leading automaker Maruti Suzuki is all set to introduce new vehicles in 2018 starting with the third-generation Swift at the 2018 Auto Expo in February.
ETAuto reports that apart from the new Swift, Maruti Suzuki will also introduce two more all-new models in the country.
The year 2018 will begin with the launch of new Swift in February, and it will be followed by the all-new WagonR and Ertiga MPV. All the three models have been the best-sellers in their respective segment, and the new iterations will give the required boost to the company. So, here are the details of the three new cars from Maruti Suzuki to be launched in 2018.
The new 2018 Swift will feature an all-new design, and it will be based on the new lighter HEARTECT platform which also underpins the new Dzire and Baleno. The new platform uses lightweight, high tensile steel which will improve the driving dynamics of the hatchback.
The new-gen Maruti Swift will continue to draw power from the existing 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine producing 82bhp and 74bhp respectively. Both the engines will come mated to 5-speed manual gearbox. Maruti Suzuki is also expected to offer AMT transmission.
Maruti Suzuki will update the WagonR with an all-new model in 2018. The new 2018 WagonR will feature a revamped exterior design while retaining its tall-boy stance. The new iteration of the WagonR is likely to draw power from the same 1-litre petrol engine found on the current model.
The transmission options on the new WagonR will include a 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox. Maruti Suzuki might also offer both the LPG and CNG options on the dual-fuel variants. Expect the new WagonR to hit the Indian roads by the end of 2018.
In 2018, Maruti Suzuki will also update the Ertiga MPV with the new design and mechanical components. The same HEARTECT platform will underpin the 2018 Ertiga. Maruti has already commenced testing the facelifted Ertiga on Indian roads, and it is expected to be slightly larger than the currently sold model.
The new 2018 Ertiga is likely to draw power from a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.4-litre turbocharged diesel engine. Both the engines are expected to come mated to a manual or AMT gearbox. Expect the seven-seater MPV to get updates to the interior as well with new features.
In 2018, Maruti Suzuki is all set to revamp its product portfolio in India by introducing all-new models. The new-gen Swift is one of the most anticipated cars in India which will be launched at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. The other two models, new WagonR and Ertiga will be launched at a later stage.