Maruti Suzuki sits pretty with almost half of the Indian car market share, with the actual figure hovering around 44 per cent. The company manages to sell nearly a lakh units each month which is just awesome!
To keep their numero uno position in the market, Maruti is working on new models. For example they have at least 4-5 car launches planned for launch within 2015. They have recently launched an updated Swift, their third largest selling car in India, and have plans to launch an all-new next-gen Swift in 2017 according to a report on Auto Express.
The Swift, when it came out in 2005, caught the attention of Indian buyers in a jiffy thanks to its sporty looks, stance and performance, and was a big hit. The third-generation Swift was launched in 2011 which capitalized on its already successful run. With the fourth-generation Swift which will be launched in about 3 years from now, Maruti and Suzuki can expect some more fireworks, if they can continue to make the car exciting.
Though its too early to predict anything, but looking at the history, we can expect the basic design of the car to remain very similar but with some nice contemporary touches to take the game ahead. Looking at the way Suzuki has been going, expect a significant reduction in weight of the new car. Amidst all this, we urge Maruti Suzuki to launch the car with standard ABS and airbags.
Meanwhile, Suzuki has already been working on a more premium hatchback than Swift which will be placed over it and it is codenamed as YRA. YRA is also a global model and will be unveiled sometime next year and we can expect its launch towards the end of 2015 or early 2016.