Maruti Suzuki, known for its aggressive product strategies, is embarking on an ambitious plan called Vision 3.0. This initiative aims to double production capacity to four million units and triple exports from India within eight years. A key aspect of this vision is the expansion of the company’s model portfolio from 17 to 28 by the end of the decade. Let’s delve into what’s in store:
1. New Maruti Swift and Dzire (YED)
The next-gen hatch and compact sedan siblings, the Swift and Dzire, are set to undergo a transformation. Maruti intends to re-establish the Swift as a sporty hatch for the masses, reminiscent of its first-gen iteration from 2005. The new Swift will feature an evolutionary design with upgraded interiors. On the other hand, the Dzire will boast upmarket looks with added chrome accents and lighter interior shades. Both models will be equipped with the new Z-series 1.2-litre petrol engine and enhanced features.
2. Maruti’s XUV700 and Alcazar Rival (Y17)
Maruti is developing a three-row version of the Grand Vitara (codenamed Y17), which will be the first vehicle to roll out from the new Kharkhoda plant. Expected to offer petrol, Toyota hybrid, and CNG powertrains, this SUV will also be produced for Toyota by Maruti. Positioned to compete with models like the XUV700, Alcazar, and Safari, it signifies Maruti’s foray into the competitive SUV market.
3. Maruti’s Punch-Rivalling SUV (Y43)
Capitalizing on the burgeoning sub-four-metre SUV segment, Maruti is set to introduce a new SUV to rival models like the Punch. Expected around October 2026, this model will slot below the Brezza and join Maruti’s SUV lineup alongside the Jimny, Brezza, and Fronx. With SUV styling reminiscent of its competitors, it aims to attract budget-conscious SUV buyers.
4. Suzuki Spacia-based MPV (YDB)
An all-new compact MPV (codenamed YDB) based on the Suzuki Spacia is in the pipeline for a 2026 debut. Likely to be branded as the Spacia, it may offer a stretched version to compete with models like the Triber. While features like sliding doors are uncertain due to cost considerations, it promises a cleverly designed three-row cabin suitable for the Nexa brand.
5. Maruti eVX SUV (YY8)
Marking Maruti’s entry into the electric vehicle market, the eVX SUV will be a midsize electric SUV challenging models like the Creta. Built on a bespoke electric platform, it will offer two battery pack options with a maximum range of around 550km. Production will take place alongside its Toyota counterpart at Suzuki Motor Gujarat’s (SMG) Hansalpur facility, with plans for export to markets like Japan and Europe.
6. Maruti’s Electric MPV (YMC)
Leveraging a jointly developed electric vehicle architecture with Toyota, Maruti is developing its first electric MPV. Expected to launch in September 2026, it will share components with the eVX, including the electric powertrain and battery options.
7. Suzuki eWX-based Small Electric Hatch (K-EV)
Maruti is working on a low-cost electric vehicle based on the eWX concept showcased at the Japan Mobility Show. Expected around 2026-27, this model will feature a bespoke electric platform (K-EV) with heavy localization to ensure competitive pricing in the EV market.
With these upcoming models, Maruti Suzuki is poised to redefine its presence in the automotive landscape, embracing innovation and catering to evolving consumer demands.