Maruti to launch seven models
It seems Maruti is planning to counter the offensive by competitors like GM, Ford and Volkswagen. Maruti plans as many as seven models in next 12-18months. We already reported you about the launch of Kizashi,SX4 diesel and new swift. Four more models will add up. The key point here is Maruti plans not only includes small cars but also MPVs and Sedans.
Call it an etios effect? Maruti plans to launch the new Dzire based on new swift platform soon. The new dzire will be sub 4-meter and will enjoy the tax benefit of small car. MPV based on RIII concept will hit the market by end 2011 or 2012 auto expo. Maruti RIII MPV is expected to take on the likes of Mahindra Xylo and Tata Sumo grande. Maruti also plans a diesel variant of gypsy or compact SUV (might be Jimny wagon). Maruti could use suzuki’s partnership with Volkswagen for its diesel requirement. In addition to all these, Maruti also plans another small car in the alto segment. Cervo finally?? only time will tell.