Maruti Suzuki’s Answer For Renault Duster & Ford EcoSport – XA Alpha Compact SUV [14 Pics]

And if you thought Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport would walk away with glory crowns, hold on a second! Suzuki is developing a compact SUV named XA Alpha which they unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo in January and what we just saw back then was as mesmerizing as it can get.


A Lava Red Concept XA Alpha formed the highlight of Suzuki’s pavilion. Suzuki terms this car as a ‘fresh’ view on the SUV segment and they are confident that XA Alpha would be THE ONE on the road.

Similar to Ford EcoSport, the most noticeable part is the imposing 5 aperture grille. It is decorated by chrome and blue accents. Following the imposing grille are the lower cladding and muscular bull-bars. All these constitute together to provide XA Alpha a macho look for sure. The hawk eyed front headlamps add that ‘mean-looking’ dynamics to the car.

XA Alpha Dynamics:

  • Overall Length: 4000mm
  • Over Width: 1900 mm
  • Overall Height: 1600mm
  • Seating Capacity : 5 persons
  • Tires: 255/50 R19
  • Wheelbase: 2500mm

The above specs are from the official press release of XA Alpha and this means Maruti will play in the sub 4 meter category as well just like the Ecosport.

Since the Auto Expo, there has not been much talked about this car and all the limelight has been taken by Renault Duster and upcoming Ford EcoSport. But as soon as Maruti is ready with a production version of this car, we know there would be music all around. So, if you just do not like the Duster and EcoSport, a little wait and Suzuki is coming up with their share of supremacy!

Enjoy the pics till then.

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19 thoughts on “Maruti Suzuki’s Answer For Renault Duster & Ford EcoSport – XA Alpha Compact SUV [14 Pics]”

  1. 1600 mm height is way way low for a csuv are you sure this is exact height ? Or maybe they can change it as production starts .
    Anyway I love your site which is always updated with latest news and I check it atleast 5 times a day .
    By any chance can you get the exact dimensions of the ecosport even the Brazilian model will do . Thanx in advance .

  2. Congratulations for the article. I am from Europe and I can not wait for this car ! Maruti bring it on asap !
    What about its transmission ? will it have automatic ? any chance ?

    • Hi Robert,
      There is no information about the car right now.
      But, things should become clearer soon

      Till then, keep tuned.. 🙂

  3. Needs automatic and an option for 2.0 engine as well for the customer choice with higher rate.
    looks excellent, needs little modification on the rear. Change the box type look to aero.

  4. Alpha should have graound clearrance above 105 mm, more than duster, four wheel drive, wider rear seat with comfortable leg room which is lacking in duster and that is why I have not gove for duster. Who cares for boot in city? Boot space should be reasonable and not plenty like in duster at the cost of rear seat. Little more work in rare to avoid boxy look. Front must be more aggresive. And, finally, but not the least fuel average, more than duster. I am not technically qulified to comment on driveability. But, it should at par with duster. And, please make it available in CSD within two months of its launch. I will love you Alpha.


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