Maruti Suzuki has kick started the 2018 Auto Expo by showcasing the brand new Concept Future S. Showcasing a design language that the automaker will take in the future, the concept car is one of the first to be designed completely in-house by Maruti Suzuki.
Speaking about the Concept, Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki, said, "Compact is the natural choice of India's car customers. Compact needs a fresh design language, one that is bold, confident and dynamic. Our designers have created this brand new design, aggressive on the outside, and bold and inviting interiors. Nothing like this has ever been attempted before on a vehicle this size. ConceptFutureS will define the next generation of design for compact vehicles in India".
Talking about the design, the newly revealed concept Future S by Maruti Suzuki is a blend of ultra-modern and urban micro SUV in terms of designing. Featuring high ground clearance, along with a flat hood giving it very compact SUV like feel, the Future S Concept offers sleek and aggressive headlamps and taillamps along with the bright orange body colour and pearl white accent. With a length and wheelbase similar to the Ignis, the Future S is clearly a compact SUV and, like the Vitara Brezza, is intended to take advantage of the tax benefits offered to cars with a length less than four metres. The interior of the crossover also carries the same color theme as the exterior along with offering a Mini-like larger, circular touchscreen unit.
Built on Suzuki’s lightweight Heartect platform, the Future S concept is likely to come with only a petrol engine at launch, followed by Maruti Suzuki’s first in-house-developed 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine later. We can also expect a hybrid version to be introduced at the time of launch by 2020.
When launched, the Future-S' production version is expected to be sold through Maruti's Arena showrooms and will rival vehicles such as Renault Kwid.