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Maruti Future S Compact SUV To Debut At Auto Expo 2018

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| } January 9 , 2018 , 17:34 IST

Maruti Suzuki, a leader in the sub-4 meter SUV space is exploring the possibility of producing a micro-SUV in Rs 4 to 8 lakh price bracket with the Concept Future S. Maruti Suzuki will showcase a compact SUV concept at the 2018 Auto Expo in Greater Noida in the first week of February. The Future S is a sub-4 meter SUV that is likely to be positioned below the Vitara Brezza.

The official teaser image released by Maruti Suzuki reveals the Future S Concept in side profile. The car has an upright stance and a gently sloping roofline. It features a wrap around front windshield, an almost upright A-pillar and a thick C-pillar.

It appears to have slim, twin-pod headlights and LED tail lights. The rear end features a steeply ranked windshield. It is also reported that this mini SUV will be about 200mm shorter in length than the Brezza.

Maruti hasn't provided any details about the engines that could power the concept when it goes into production. However, media reports suggest that it will be based on the HEARTECH platforms shared with the new Dzire and the upcoming Swift hatchback.

It is likely to be offered with a hybrid powertrain with a 1.2-liter K-series petrol engine along with Maruti's upcoming 1.5-litre diesel unit that is currently under development. While the exact timelines for its launch are not known, the new compact SUV could be launched later this year or early 2019, media reports suggest.