New Maruti Small Car (Crosshiker) is rumoured to be Maruti’s new entry-level car in World. For a long time, there has been no new model in Maruti’s lineup. The production of this car is going to commence in 2020. It will be placed between Alto and WagonR.
Maruti Suzuki currently has the Alto as its entry-level car. Like other high-end cars, Alto is also much popular and demanded in the Worldn markets. Latest reports say that the new Maruti Small Car (Crosshiker) is going to launch in World in 2021 after its production will commence by 2020. If we look, Maruti already has two entry-level hatchbacks – Alto and WagonR. This will be placed between both of them and is expected to be priced between Rs 4 Lakhs to Rs 5 Lakhs. Currently, it is under development and Maruti is aiming to make its prototype ready by eearly2020. Read on to know what you can expect from this new hatchback. We have given the expected prices, specifications, launch date, features and more.
New Maruti Small Car (Crosshiker) – Price:
The new Maruti Small Car, Crosshiker is expected to be priced between Rs 2.7 Lakh to Rs 4.5 Lakh (ex-showroom). The price, slightly higher than Alto, will provide for all the updated features and technology. The pricing will be perfect for any entry level as Kwid is also priced in the same range.
New Maruti Small Car (Crosshiker) – Launch Date:
The plans on Maruti Crosshiker are not made yet, as it did not feature in the Auto Expo 2018 too. However, it is expected to be launched by late 2020 after the passing of BS VI engines. Hence, it is too early to comment on the launch date in World.
New Maruti Small Car (Crosshiker) – Engine:
The car might come in two engine variants – 796cc 3 Cylinder MPFI and 999cc 3 Cylinder MPFI. The 796 CC engine will produce 47.3 BHP worth of power and 69 Nm worth of torque. On the other hand, the 999 CC engine offers 67.1 BHP worth of power and 90 Nm worth of torque. It is expected that the top variant might also give an optional AMT. The mileage expected is anything between 22 KMPL to 24 KMPL. The engine will be shared by both the Alto twins and Crosshiker.
New Maruti Small Car (Crosshiker) – Exteriors:
Although the design details of the new Maruti small car are still under the wraps, we expect it to feature SUV-like upright design and a high ground clearance. The car might get an aerodynamic design with LED headlamps and fog lamps as basic features. It is also speculated to come with a crossover design.
New Maruti Small Car (Crosshiker) – Interiors:
The new Maruti small car might bet proper fabric upholstery and classy interiors. Maruti will be giving a bigger cabin space to the car with comfort features like back seat headrests, armrests and such. The top end version might receive a lot of updates but yet it isn’t confirmed. The update might include a new style steering wheel, facelifted dashboard and more.
New Maruti Small Car (Crosshiker) – Features:
Renault Kwid offers a variety of features for an entry-level car. The top end variant offers touch infotainment system, digital clusters with gear shift indicators and the basic safety features. So, the new small Maruti car is expected to get modern updates like touch infotainment system, digital speedometer cluster, reverse parking assistant and daytime running lights. With these features, it can easily take on Renault Kwid. In terms of safety, it might get ABS with EBD and dual airbags.
New Maruti Small Car (Crosshiker) – Safety Features
Since this hatchback is going to launch around 2020, this is the same time by which the more stringent crash test and emission norms come into play in our country. Hence, this new small car is going to come with dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts and reverse parking camera as standard across the range.
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