Maruti Suzuki’s projected lineup at the 2018 Auto Expo

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Maruti Suzuki is one of the most dominant players in the Indian car market with its control over more than 50 % of the sales. Come the 2018 Auto Expo, they will be looking to reiterate the fact that they are the leaders by showcasing new car models which promise a good run in the market once launched, which is characteristic to a majority of Maruti cars. They have already announced that the Swift will be at the event, but what else will debut at the most crowded stall of the expo? Here’s a roundup:

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift

As a decision-making sedan the Ciaz had a lot going for it till the past year but the competition has moved a little further than the Maruti, with almost all of them running around with facelifts, making the Ciaz feel a little dated. And so, Maruti is also planning to carry a sleeker looking Ciaz with the same set of engines as currently on offer. The new Ciaz being a facelift will be sporting redesigned bumpers and a stronger double slat front grille with the possibility of even a panoramic sunroof.

Next Generation Maruti Suzuki Swift

We had a chance to get a first look at the sportier type of the new Swift at the freshly held Tokyo Motor Show. Coming back impressed, we are hoping that the Indian-spec model won’t be much different to look at from the showcased model. The engines on offer will be the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel present on the current model. If all turns out right, Maruti might introduce a sportier version of the Swift with RS badging which might be powered by the 1.0 litre Boosterjet engine plonked on the Baleno RS.

Maruti Suzuki Entry Level Hatchback Concept

Hyundai has been testing a new entry level hatchback and is likely to show a near-production model at the auto-expo, so why should Maruti Suzuki be left behind? That said, Maruti has been planning a new entry level offering for the market, which will be complementing the tastes of new-age buyers and will directly rival the Renault Kwid. We’ll save our guesses on its design till there is any concrete signal on the same.

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