Maruti Suzuki is working on a Creta rival (Maruti Creta competition SUV). After tasting success in the compact SUV segment with the Vitara Brezza, our sources have confirmed that the car maker has already started developing a new SUV that will be competing with the Creta. The S-Cross hasn’t been that successful for the company and so it will try to work on more products that will get it the tag of market leader.
The Creta is the benchmark that Maruti Suzuki is considering and this vehicle will be Made in India and exported to several markets including Japan. At the moment, Maruti Suzuki has commenced product development and we can expect it to see the daylight by 2018-19. Even Hyundai has been working on a compact SUV that will be launched in 2018. A new 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and maybe even a 1.4-litre diesel engine will power it.
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Maruti Creta competition SUV platform
Expect this new Creta competition SUV to be based on Suzuki’s fifth generation platform, which it will be sharing with the Baleno. This is a new modular platform and it will be light and stylish. The platform is lighter and is more rigid. This helps to enhance the performance without compromising on efficiency.
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Maruti Creta competition SUV engines
By then, Maruti will be ready to get the 1.5-litre diesel engine on its SUV and this will be churning close to 115bhp of power and will be made available with a six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. There shall also be a petrol engine option with an automatic transmission also being offered.
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Maruti Creta competition SUV price
This will be a tad below the Creta in pricing. Maruti will be looking at getting this SUV from its regular dealership above the Vitara Brezza. This will be costing about INR 11 lakhs to INR 16 lakhs (on-road).
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Maruti Creta competition SUV launch
This SUV won’t be made available anytime before 2018-19. Next year, Maruti will be working on getting compact vehicles as that is growing a lot faster and has higher volumes too.