Maruti Suzuki has teased an all new compact car design language in the form of the Concept Future S and will showcase it at the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo. The company has planned to introduce yet another compact SUV that would position below Vitara Brezza. Currently, the Mahindra KUV100 is the only subcompact car that comes within this segment and with this new entry level compact car, Maruti Suzuki is planning to foray the segment.
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."
Going by the teaser image reveals upright stance, commanding higher seating and ground clearance, horizontal hood giving it a unique aggressive stance and posture. 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.
In fact, in a statement, Maruti Suzuki said, “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.”
As far as the engine specification is concerned, we can expect it to come powered by the 1.2-litre K Series petrol and the 1.3-litre diesel. We can expect to launch by the end of year 2019.