Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch two brand new models in India in FY2020; one will be sold at Nexa and the other from regular Arena dealerships
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) will be introducing a couple of new vehicles in the domestic market in the next financial year. Confirmed by the brand’s Chairman RC Bhargava, the leading automaker in the country will be aiming to expand its lineup into the segments it has not been competed in yet.
In 2018, Maruti Suzuki brought in the new generation Swift hatchback at the 2018 Auto Expo in February before the Ciaz received a facelift in August. Three months later, the second generation Ertiga MPV was launched. The Indo-Japanese company is looking to start 2019 with an auspicious note as the new Wagon R is being readied for January 23 debut.
Along the way, Maruti Suzuki is concentrating on updating its car range to comply with more stringent safety standards coming into effect by July 2018. According to the report emerged on ET Auto, one of the two new models will be sold through Nexa premium dealerships, which are being updated for enhanced customer experience.
Another one is Arena-bound indicating that it will address a volume segment. Bhargava said he is optimistic about the sales progression in 2019 due to the arrival of new models. The upcoming model for Nexa will likely be the next generation Vitara seven-seater premium SUV with a host of changes compared to the existing global version.
It is expected to debut at the 2020 Auto Expo and will be the new flagship vehicle within the Indian lineup. Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza is the best-selling SUV in the country pertaining to compact space. Carrying on the momentum, the upcoming bigger SUV will be positioned above the Global C platform based Brezza.
It is believed to rival top-selling Hyundai Creta, upcoming Nissan Kicks and Tata Harrier among others. The aforementioned Arena-bound model could be a micro SUV based on the Concept Future S showcased last year signalling new design language. It will compete against the likes of Mahindra KUV100 and Tata’s upcoming Hornbill.