Advertisement
Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com
Car Review

Maruti Suzuki Future-S Concept To Make Global Premiere At Auto Expo 2018

The high rider concept could preview Maruti Suzuki’s future micro-SUV based on its Heartect platform

Maruti Suzuki Future-S Concept To Make Global Premiere At Auto Expo 2018
Maruti Suzuki Future-S Concept To Make Global Premiere At Auto Expo 2018
outlookindia.com
2018-01-09T13:38:58+05:30

Maruti Suzuki has teased a compact car with SUV like traits which will slot in below the Vitara Brezza. The #ConceptFutureS, as it is officially called, will debut at upcoming Auto Expo 2018 in February.  The high rider crossover concept appears to be shorter than the sub-4m SUV, the Vitara Brezza.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

So, we can expect the Future-S to sit alongside the Ignis crossover. However, a more conventional SUV like stance might give the Future-S a far higher appeal. The concept looks curvaceous yet it has an SUV-like upright A-pillar, flat bonnet and a slightly swooping roofline. The rear profile appears bulky with heavy haunches. It will also feature wraparound head and tail lamps. Expect the concept to be based on Suzuki’s lightweight Heartect platform that underpins the Baleno, Ignis and the Dzire. 

CV Raman, senior executive director (engineering) at Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “The increasing preference for UVs and their bold architecture inspired our design team to study a new character for compact cars. ConceptFutureS could mark a distinctive shift in how compact cars are shaped and designed in India in the future.”

Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha

Pictured: XA Alpha concept

Maruti Suzuki classifies the Future-S as a design study and will share more details of this concept closer to the Auto Expo reveal. The Vitara Brezza was an outcome of a design study called the XA Alpha concept as well. This concept made its debut nearly six years ago at the 2012 Auto Expo. Hence, there is a possibility that the production-spec Future-S could see the light of day in the near future as well. When launched, it could sit alongside the Ignis and the upcoming Swift in Maruti's lineup. The automaker is well known for offering customers multiple options, particularly in entry-level segments. 

Since Toyota and Suzuki have already joined hands to introduce EVs in the Indian market, we cannot rule out the possibility of the Future-S concept being built to support electrification as well.


Source: cardekho.com

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Meet Parag Agrawal: The New Indian Origin CEO Of Twitter

Meet Parag Agrawal: The New Indian Origin CEO Of Twitter

The incoming CEO is an IIT Bombay graduate who joined Twitter a decade back after having worked at Microsoft, Yahoo and AT&T in research positions.

Omicron: WHO Warns World Should Be Wide Awake

Omicron: WHO Warns World Should Be Wide Awake

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the emergence of the highly mutated omicron variant underlines just how perilous and precarious our situation is.

Omicron Scare Looms Over IND Tour Of SA, BCCI Awaits Govt Nod

Omicron Scare Looms Over IND Tour Of SA, BCCI Awaits Govt Nod

Several sporting events have been cancelled due to the new variant of the coronavirus, Omicron. India are scheduled to tour South Africa for a full series.

How New Covid-19 Variant Is Impacting Travel Across States In India

How New Covid-19 Variant Is Impacting Travel Across States In India

India has issued fresh travel restrictions for international travellers coming from 'at risk' nations in the wake of the Omicron outbreak across several countries in the world.

Advertisement