Maruti Suzuki Futuro-E ‘Coupe’ Concept SUV Officially Teased!


India’s Biggest Automotive Extravaganza: The Auto Expo 2020 is now not even a month away and every auto manufacturer has fastened their seat belts to kickstart a great year. Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India’s biggest car manufacturer seems to have an exciting pavilion at the Expo as the brand has now teased a new upcoming product called the ‘Futuro-E’ concept SUV.

The teaser image of the Futuro-E concept SUV hints that it will be a mid-size SUV rivaling the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Nissan Kicks, and Renault Duster. However, it was earlier speculated that the Futuro-E will be an EV based on Maruti’s latest offering Maruti Suzuki S-Presso since the concept name of S-Presso was Future-S. It was also rumored that it will be an EV based on Maruti Suzuki WagonR which has been spied several times testing on the Indian roads.

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But Maruti Suzuki has proved everything to be wrong as the teaser image shows a futuristic mid-size SUV. The teaser image doesn’t show us anything except the coupe-styled silhouette. The Futuro-E will have a coupe-like slanting roofline along with the elements of an SUV like a high raised bonnet, body-cladding all around, faux skid plates and good ground clearance. The teaser sketch also showcases LED lights which do look very futuristic.

The Maruti Suzuki Futuro-E will make its World Premiere at the 2020 Auto Expo and is likely to be powered by a 1.5L K-series petrol engine. We do expect that Maruti will offer a diesel engine too in the future with this vehicle and it will get electric powertrain options too.

On the announcement, Mr. CV Raman, Senior Executive Director, MSIL said “Concept FUTURO-e resonates Maruti Suzuki’s commitment to creating exciting designs for the next generation. Offering a sneak-peek into the future of design, Concept FUTURO-e represents Maruti Suzuki’s vision for the Indian automobile market. Pegged as an Indian car with global sensibilities, Concept FUTURO-e takes into consideration the evolving desires of the country’s aspirational youth. Concept FUTURO-e tastefully draws inspiration from geo-organic structural forms occurring in nature. Its beauty is evident from its simplicity and magnificent detailing.”

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