Maruti Suzuki will likely bring in three all new cars in the calendar year 2023 including the Baleno Cross and five-door Jimny
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) is expected to launch as many as three all-new models in the next calendar year. At the 2023 Auto Expo in January, Maruti Suzuki is believed to make a strong impact as it will more likely host the global premiere of the Baleno Cross and the five-door India-spec Jimny lifestyle off-roading 4×4 SUV.
1. Maruti Suzuki YTB or Baleno Cross:
The Baleno Cross, internally codenamed YTB, will be based on the Baleno premium hatchback and is expected to be underpinned by the lightweight Heartect platform. The test mules suggest that it will draw its design inspiration from the recently launched Grand Vitara midsize SUV and adding to the flavour, it will have a coupe-like roofline.
It will be powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder BoosterJet turbo petrol engine previously found in the Baleno RS. The largest car producer in the country could also sell it with a 1.2-litre or a 1.5-litre petrol engine in an expansive range. As for the features, it could come with a floating nine-inch touchscreen, a 360-degree camera, a HUD, six airbags and so on.
2. 5-Door Maruti Suzuki Jimny:
The five-door Maruti Suzuki Jimny could also be unveiled at the 2023 Auto Expo in January before going on sale before the middle of the year. It will take on five-door Mahindra Thar and soon-launching five-door Force Gurkha. It will have a longer wheelbase and improved practicality while banking on the signature off-roading characteristics the nameplate has been renowned for globally.
The upcoming Jimny will be powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing around 103 PS and 137 Nm of peak torque. It will be paired with a five-speed manual transmission as standard sending power to all four wheels through an AWD system. The interior could also be premium with modern creature comforts.
New-Gen Maruti Suzuki Swift:
The new generation Maruti Suzuki is certainly under development and it has been caught testing a number of times in Europe and Japan. It will have a thoroughly redesigned exterior and the interior could be more upmarket than the existing model. The global Swift Sport version could also see a major update and we can expect hybridisation across its engine lineup for improved efficiency. It could be launched in India in late 2023 or 2024.