Maruti Suzuki announces 2018 Auto Expo plans


Maruti Suzuki has announced its plans for the 2018 Auto Expo. The company's pavilion will be spread over an area of 4,200 square metres. It will have over 18 vehicle models on display in Arena, Nexa and Motorsports zones. While the new Swift is likely to be the main attraction, the carmaker also plans to unveil two concept cars in addition to a working model of Suzuki's hybrid system (HEV).

Maruti will launch the third-generation Swift at the 2018 Auto Expo. The car was recently unveiled and pre-bookings are already open.

Maruti will reveal the Concept Future S - a sub-4 metre SUV, which has been designed in-house and is likely to be positioned below the Vitara Brezza. A teaser image released by the company suggests that the vehicle will have slim, twin-pod headlights with LED DRLs, a narrow grille connecting the two headlamp clusters and a large 'S' logo below the grille. An earlier image had revealed the car's side profile. It suggested that the Concept Future S has an upright stance with a thick C-pillar and a raked rear windshield. Media reports suggest that the car will be 200 mm shorter in length compared to the Brezza.

The company also plans to show the e-SURVIVOR concept EV - a 4WD electric car based on Suzuki's F.A.C.E. (Four-Wheel Drive, Autonomous, Connected & Electric) philosophy. 

A working model of the Suzuki Hybrid system (HEV) will be put on display as well. It has a pure electric drive mode. It currently powers the Swift Hybrid and the Suzuki Solio, which is sold in Japan.

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