Maruti Suzuki India Limited is all set to tease car enthusiasts with an all-new compact car design language in the form of #ConceptFutureS at the 14th Auto Expo.
#ConceptFutureS is a uniquely styled compact car that has a bold presence with its distinct SUV like characters aimed to delight customers in the compact car space.A compact is beautiful, #ConceptFutureS beautifully carries forward this Suzuki slogan and creates its own positioning by breaking away from the conventional proportions of a compact car.
The market leader targets to re-define compact car design language with #ConceptFutureS.A few design cues from the sketch reveal an upright stance, commanding higher seating and ground clearance, horizontal hood giving it a unique aggressive stance and posture.The sketch exudes confidence and aggressive demeanor.The urban SUV image is put together by the bold and upright front, with a Unique A-pillar treatment, that playfully connects to the accent on the side sill, taut powerful shoulders and a raised rear volume to give a dynamic appeal.
Explaining #ConceptFutureS Mr.CV Raman, Senior Executive Director (Engineering), Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “The increasing preference for UVs and their bold architecture inspired our design team to study a new character for compact cars. ConceptFutureS could mark a distinctive shift in how compact cars are shaped and designed in India in the future.”
According to a report, the Maruti Future S concept is over 200 mm shorter than the Maruti Vitara Brezza (3,995 mm). This means that the concept will likely evolve into the Renault Kwid rivaling model codenamed Maruti Y1K. The production version will ride on the lightweight and rigid Heartect platform as seen on new Maruti Dzire. Maruti Suzuki will likely offer it with an electrified K-series 1.2-litre petrol engine and the in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel engine can also be introduced in the new concept with AMT on offer too.
Maruti Suzuki design team feels that ConceptFutureS epitomizes the next level of design evolution in terms of design proportions, body sculpting and stimulating fusion of bold patterns and superior accent colors. It is a big step-up in design language.
The global premiere of #ConceptFutureS will take place at 14th Auto Expo in early February. The Maruti Future S concept’s production version could go on sale towards the end of 2018 or in early 2019. It will slot below the Maruti Vitara Brezza.