Maruti Suzuki Yearbook 2018 – AutoIndia brings you all the activities of Maruti Suzuki in 2018 in a nutshell
Maruti Suzuki is the biggest player in the highly competitive Indian car market. The brand started 2018 in style by showcasing some spectacular models at 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Some of them are already in the market and some are in pipeline for future launch. The eye-catcher was certainly the Future S concept that will spawn out a sub-compact SUV in coming days. The Maruti Suzuki Yearbook 2018 – AutoIndica brings you a comprehensive view of the automaker’s activity in 2018.
Major Maruti Suzuki launches in 2018:
- Third generation Maruti Suzuki Swift
- New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
- New Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
In 2018, Maruti Suzuki majorly focused on updating its lineup with refreshed, new versions of existing models. We saw the arrival of the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Swift, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in 2018. Apart from this, Maruti Suzuki also rolled out some special edition versions of the existing cars like every year. Also, repeating its success in the domestic market, the brand held its pole position in the sales chart of 2018.
Speculation and rumours have been the best buddy of Maruti Suzuki in 2018. Stirring the speculation most was the Suzuki Jimny. We would love to see it as the successor of ageing Maruti Suzuki Gypsy. The automaker hinted about the new generation WagonR and 2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno as well. The Suzuki Grand Vitara and Vitara Brezza petrol are also on the card.
The brightest point of Maruti Suzuki’s journey in 2018 is the beginning of testing of its electric vehicle fleet. Scheduled to launch in April 2020, Maruti Suzuki WagonR Electric will be the brand’s first-ever electric vehicle. Based on the next-gen WagonR, this will start a new era for the automaker.
Besides this brightness, Maruti Suzuki also announced some news that invoked a bit of sadness. The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Omni, Eeco like models are expected to discontinue in coming days. These models won’t be able to meet the upcoming stringent safety and emission norms. Hence comes the decision of shelving them.
To wrap up in a good note, Maruti Suzuki has already started working on BS-VI emission norms. Soon, all of its cars will come complying with the new norms. This year also saw the introduction of a new 1.5-litre petrol engine with SHVS mild-hybrid technology. The new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Ertiga both come loaded with this tech. So far, the year 2018 has been a smooth journey for the biggest carmaker of India.