Maruti Suzuki has been successful with its 800 and then the Alto. Until the time, new DZire came in, the Alto was the best seller for the company. The new Alto was never available with a range of features or specifications. But things are likely to change. It has been built for a purpose. For a cost. Now it will be more practical, shall get SUV-like imposing design and a lot more features.
There are multiple reports that suggest Alto will get a lot more SUV like of looks. The Future S that was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo, is likely to be the concept car for the Alto. Maruti is working on it and it will be built on the Heartect platform. This will be an all-new SUV that will go up against the Kwid. So, we are expecting `multiple new features on this. The new crossover will be a revolutionary product. It is a bit too early to come to any kind of conclusion on what all will the product offer. But it will come with a range of features for sure. There will be a 1.0-litre petrol engine, the same K-Series family. However, it is also speculated that a 660cc turbo petrol will also be offered. Maybe not immediately but in the coming days. Both these engines shall be offered with five-speed manual and AMT. Expect the price to be about Rs 3.5 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The standard features that will be made available on this vehicle will be a single airbag, ABS + EBD. The top model will get an optional dual airbags, touchscreen system, reverse camera and even Android Auto and CarPlay stuff. This will be a four to five seater. The focus will be on more rear seat space and a bigger boot as well.
Maruti Suzuki is working on a range of electric products for India. This is the only brand that is working on localising electric from its first product onwards. The Wagon R is already being tested in India in its electric avatar.