India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India that had unveiled the XA Alpha compact SUV concept at the 2012 Indian Auto Expo, is now planning to premier the production version of the car at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. There are also rumors that the Suzuki iV4 compact SUV concept, which was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month, could be that vehicle. However, there is no official confirmation on that as of now.
MSI is also planning to unveil few more products and engines at the Expo. Other than the production version of the XA Alpha, there could be next generation SX4 and a new hatchback to replace the A-Star and Estilo in India.
The engine options to be offered with the compact SUV too is still unclear, though we are expecting the vehicle to come up with both petrol and diesel engine options. While the diesel is likely to be the same 1.3-litre multijet engine, powering most MSI vehicles, the 1.4-litre too could be the one powering Ertiga. If rumors are to be believed the compact SUV could also feature a 1.6-litre petrol engine, though we doubt on that.