Maruti Suzuki plans to launch several new cars in the Indian market this year. The brand has already launched several cars earlier this year and is working to bring the new Ertiga and XL6 to market. Maruti Suzuki is also working on a brand new mid-size SUV to compete with Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The test mule for the oncoming car was spotted testing the Vitara Brazer on Indian roads.
The upcoming car looks much bigger than the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and it also gets a racked windshield.
This is not the first time that the upcoming mid-size SUV has been seen on the roads of India MRD car. In fact, the upcoming car is a joint venture between Toyota and Suzuki. It will be the first joint product to use the Daihatsu platform.
The new car will be based on Toyota’s low-cost Daihatsu New Generation Architecture (DNGA). It is derived from Toyota’s TNGA, which underpins cars like the Camry in India. Think of DNGA as a low cost version of TNGA. Obtained from the same expensive MQB A0 as the MQB A0-IN of the VW group.
Coming to the engine, there is no confirmation about the same. However, cars are likely to get a powerful hybrid system developed by Toyota, the power unit will be a 1.5-liter petrol engine. As always, the Maruti Suzuki aims at high-energy efficiency, which can bring a lot of buyers from cars like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun and many more due to skyrocketing fuel prices.
Hyundai Creta will compete
Toyota’s D22 codename and Maruti Suzuki’s YFG’s upcoming cars will arrive in India during the festive season. This will be the first time that Maruti Suzuki and Toyota will compete with the very popular and highly successful Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
This will be the first Maruti Suzuki product that Toyota will make in India. Current cross-badge products such as the Urban Cruiser and Glanzer are manufactured by Maruti Suzuki and supplied to Toyota.
The two cars will look significantly different from each other compared to the current rebranded products available in the market. Toyota Repeat will offer a split-headlamp set-up with a dual-LED daytime running lamp located above the main headlamp. The Maruti Suzuki YFG will also offer a split headlamp set-up but the layout will be different.
Upcoming mid-size SUVs will offer a ground clearance of more than 200mm Squared-off wheel arches with 17-inch alloy wheels add a butch look to the car.