Rumour: Maruti's midterm plans leaked


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We have received information about Maruti's midterm plans and new product launches. Here's what we can expect from the brand in the months to come.

The current-generation Wagon R was supposed to go out of production this month. However, the company is likely to continue its production till November. Beyond that, only the commercial variant of the car will be produced. 

Rumours of the next generation Wagon R have been floating around for a while now. Production of the car is expected to commence in November 2018 and the car is likely to be launched at the beginning of 2019. 

The Alto K10 is expected to receive a facelift and the car is likely to be launched around March 2019. The next-generation Alto could be launched sometime during the next financial year. 

Maruti is also expected to introduce facelifted versions of the Swift and Baleno in the next financial year. The company is expected to launch the all-new Swift in 2020.

The recent floods in Kerala have affected car sales, especially during the festival of Onam. It is believed that Maruti has halted production for 3 days due to an excess inventory of 40,000 cars at its factories. Therefore, customers can expect discounts on select models as the carmaker clears its stock.

Maruti is planning to set up a new manufacturing plant in Sohna near Gurgaon to achieve its production target of 5 million cars/year by 2030.

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