Suzuki Escudo, Torqnado Names Trademarked In India | V3Cars

Maruti’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, has trademarked 2 names – Escudo and Torqnado – in India. The 2 new names will likely find a place on the tailgate of 2 of 8 new models Maruti Suzuki plan to launch in India in the next 4 years.

Maruti Suzuki Escudo, Torqnado

We already know what some of Maruti’s new models are. They include the next generation Swift B1-hatchback and Dzire B2-sedan that are currently undergoing testing in India. The production-spec version of the eVX electric SUV is the third model and it is likely to retain the eVX nameplate and launch in early 2025. 

The remaining 5 models are currently only known by their internal code names:




Code Name

New Swift


New Dzire




3-row SUV


Electric MPV


Electric Hatchback


B1-Segment SUV


B2-Segment MPV


Maruti Suzuki Escudo – 3-Row Grand Vitara?

Over the years, Suzuki have offered the Vitara SUV with the Escudo nameplate in their home market Japan. Hence, we believe Maruti Suzuki could use the Escudo nameplate for an upcoming 3-row SUV, which will be based on the Grand Vitara. The 3-row SUV is expected to utilise the same 1.5-litre normal petrol and 1.5-litre petrol strong hybrid engine as the Grand Vitara. When launched, it will compete with other 3-row SUVs like the Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari and Mahindra XUV700.

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Maruti Suzuki Torqnado – What Is It?

The second name Suzuki have trademarked in India is the Torqnado. Th Torqnado name isn’t associated with any car model globally. Hence, it is difficult to guess how Maruti intend to use this name on one of their future products.

Some of you may already know that trademarking a name does not guarantee its usage. Instead, it only protects the right to use that particular name in the future. Personally, I feel the Torqnado name is more suited for a 2-wheeler, especially an electric one. So the trademark filing could just be a step to protect Suzuki’s intellectual property rights for a future product, regardless of whether it is a 4-wheeler or 2-wheeler.

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Nikil Jonathan

Nikil's a huge fan of classic cars, especially Italian beauties such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint and the Iso Grifo. His love for cars and bikes originated when he first laid his eyes on a poster of the Ferrari F40 and the MV Agusta F4 when he was just a child. He also loves all things analogue, especially vintage cameras and turntables.


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