Maruti Suzuki India Limited
(MSIL) will not only be showcasing new models and concepts at the forthcoming
Auto Expo 2016, but will also showcase a new-generation vehicle platform and a
new engine. These will take forward the company’s technology story which has gathered
pace in recent years.
Among the vehicles to be
unveiled is the SUV Vitara Brezza, a bold, sporty and masculine vehicle with
wide 16” alloys nested in distinct squarish wheel arches, bold front fascia and
definitive and dynamic side profile.
Vitara Brezza will, for the
first time, bring a dash of style and glamour to India’s SUV landscape.
Vitara Brezza has been
designed and engineered by the Maruti Suzuki development teams led by the Chief
Engineer CV Raman. Vitara Brezza will be globally unveiled on February 3.
Also to be unveiled is the
Concept Ignis. This smart compact urban concept vehicle will be unveiled on
February 4. Concept Ignis is dynamic and appealing. Its distinct looks apart,
the Concept Ignis is bold and unconventional in many other ways and is set to
create waves among India’s fast maturing compact car customers.
There will also be the Concept
Baleno RS, Boosterjet and New-generation Platform. Concept Baleno RS is a
sporty version of Baleno, the car that has redefined India's premium compact
segment. It is a high performance vehicle with the 1.0 Boosterjet engine and an
even more edgy and sporty styling.
The 1.0 Boosterjet, a newly
developed Direct-Injection Turbo engine that offers an exhilarating drive, will
be a highlight of Auto Expo 2016. The new engine punches far above its weight
to deliver amazing power and road speed, for those who look for that additional
zip in their drive.
Concept Baleno RS will get
every pulse racing as it combines a powerful engine with a bold and aggressive
design language. It is built on the acclaimed new generation platform that
makes vehicles lighter, stronger, safer, more fuel efficient and quieter.
In Auto Expo 2014, MSIL
introduced Auto Gear Shift (AGS) Technology in India through Celerio. This fulfilled
the need of Indian consumers for an affordable automatic solution in small
cars. Since then, the company has offered new technologies to Indian car buyers
like compact diesel engine DDiS 125, SHVS Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki [Mild
Hybrid], Smart Play Infotainment system including Apple CarPlay. It has also
extended the AGS technology to other MSIL products.
The company has enhanced the
focus on safety. For several popular models Airbags and ABS as with EBD are now
offered as an option from the base variant upwards.
Maruti Suzuki’s pavilion is
built around the theme Transformotion – which means Transformation through