New year is just few days ahead, car makers have already lined-up their launches for 2011. Maruti which is under attack by european and amercial car majors, plans three major launches in 2011. As we reported you earlier, first one of this is Kizashi which will followd by SX4 diesel and Swift. Kizashi would be the Maruti big leap (in terms of segment) in the passenger car market. Maruti traditionally a small car maker has often tried for an image makeover with the likes of esteem, SX4 and Grand Vitara, Kizashi is Maruti’s yet another bid in that direction. Kizashi is expected to be priced upwards of Rs15 lakhs and likely to positioned against the likes of Skoda Laura and Honda Accord.
The second big launch is the SX4 diesel which is longgg awaited. Maruti will use the same 1.3L multijet diesel engine that is already being used in Swift and dzire. Maruti is expected to employ turbo charged diesel engine in SX4. Maruti SX4 diesel will take on Volkswagen Vento.
The real big news is the next generation Swift. The 2011 swift will make it to India by the festive season in India. 2011 Swift will strengthen the Maruti arms in its fight to defend its market share against Ford Figo,Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai i20. The existing swift may be stripped and priced lower. We expect the current swift to sell along with new swift. Is it right? let us know what do you think