Maruti Suzuki is enjoying a wave of success with its recent launches, and it plans to sustain this momentum by introducing three new cars in the upcoming Financial Year. The company’s agenda includes launching the new generation Swift, Dzire, and eVX in India. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect from these upcoming models:
Maruti Suzuki eVX
The eVX marks Maruti Suzuki’s entry into the electric vehicle market and is slated for release by the end of 2024 in India. Prototype vehicles have already been spotted undergoing tests in various locations across Europe and India, though they remain heavily camouflaged.
The latest version of the eVX was recently showcased at the Bharat Mobility Expo 2024 near Delhi, featuring design refinements such as connected taillights, LED headlights, DRLs, and redesigned alloy wheels.
Developed in collaboration with Toyota, the eVX will have a Toyota-branded counterpart with minor modifications expected to debut approximately a year later. The concept boasts a 60kWh lithium-ion battery pack, providing an estimated driving range of around 550 km. Plans also include a base model equipped with the same motor but a smaller battery pack, offering a reduced range of approximately 400 km.
Maruti Suzuki Swift and Dzire
The iconic Swift, celebrating 40 years, is scheduled for its next-generation release in the latter half of 2024 in India. Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, the new Swift is already traversing Japanese roads while undergoing extensive camouflaged testing in India. While exterior updates are expected to be subtle, significant changes are anticipated in the interior and under the hood.
Rumors suggest that the interior design will draw inspiration from Maruti Suzuki’s newer models like the Fronx and Brezza, featuring premium touches. Expect a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless smartphone connectivity, a digital instrument cluster, auto climate control, heads-up display, and dual-tone interior themes with upgraded seat upholstery. Under the hood, it will likely replace the current 1.2-liter 4-cylinder K-series petrol engine with a new 1.2-liter 3-cylinder Z-series petrol engine, possibly incorporating a mild hybrid option. Though official engine specifications are yet to be disclosed, there are speculations about higher-end models receiving a strong hybrid option, promising improved performance and fuel efficiency. Transmission choices may include a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT, with the strong hybrid variant possibly featuring an e-CVT transmission, aligning with other strong hybrid offerings in the Maruti Suzuki-Toyota collaboration.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire will inherit the advancements of the Swift, offering similar engine options, interior features, and design updates, all packaged in the form of a compact sedan. Additionally, it will provide increased boot space at the rear.