Maruti Suzuki is expected to host the global debut of two of its upcoming new models next year at the 2023 Auto Expo
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) will continue its launch spree next calendar year as three all-new models are waiting to arrive across as many different segments. Here we have listed you all the key details about the upcoming cars:
1. 5-Door Maruti Suzuki Jimny:
The five-door India-spec Jimny is expected to make its world debut at the 2023 Auto Expo in January and it will have a longer wheelbase compared to the global-spec Jimny Sierra three-door. It will be roomier and will accommodate more passengers on the inside and thus will be more practical while continuing to have the signature off-roading capabilities.
It will be powered by a 1.5-litre four-pot petrol engine with a 4WD system as standard as it will rival the upcoming five-door Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha. The five-door Jimny will also have packed features inside the cabin as a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech and other premium technologies will likely be available.
2. Maruti Suzuki YTB:
The Maruti Suzuki YTB or Baleno Cross will more likely debut alongside the five-door Jimny at the 2023 Auto Expo and it is currently on test as well. The YTB is based on the Baleno as it will share the platform and features set but will take design inspiration from the Grand Vitara and will have a distinctive coupe-like roofline.
It will be equipped with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine previously found in the Baleno RS, developing around 100 PS and 150 Nm. Whether a 1.2-litre petrol or a 1.5-litre petrol will be available or not is yet unknown. It will come with features such as a nine-inch touchscreen, a heads-up display, a 360-degree camera system, automatic climate control, and so on.
3. Maruti Suzuki C-MPV:
Toyota will unleash the Innova Hycross next month in Indonesia and it will likely make its way to India in early 2023. It will reportedly become the first cross-badged Toyota model as it will be supplied to Maruti Suzuki. With revisions to the exterior, it will have a distinctive appeal compared to its donor and will boast a strong hybrid powertrain.