Even though Maruti Suzuki is busy teasing the all-new Brezza, it is also preparing to take wraps off its new Creta rival SUV. While the company will launch the new Brezza at the end of this month, we could see the new midsize SUV in July. The upcoming model from the company will be based on Toyota’s Urban Cruiser Hyryder. Toyota’s iteration of the SUV will make its global debut on 1st July 2022.
Maruti Suzuki’s Creta Rival – What Do We Know?
The new midsize SUV from the company will be a global model. Hence, expect Maruti Suzuki to export the model to multiple markets, including Europe and Africa. There is also a possibility that the model will replace the international-spec Vitara. The model has been on sale since 2015 and is due for a replacement. This is also why Maruti Suzuki could name it the Vitara when it makes its debut.
Earlier reports suggested that the SUV would use the TNGA-B platform. However, as per the latest reports, the model will use Suzuki’s Global-C platform instead. The platform currently underpins the Ciaz, Vitara Brezza and the S-Cross. Powering the SUV will be Suzuki’s K15C 1.5-litre petrol engine. The same engine also does duty in the Ertiga and XL6. The SUV will also have a mild and strong hybrid set-up option sourced from Toyota. The mild-hybrid variants will get a 6-speed torque converter automatic. At the same time, the strong hybrids will use a CVT gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki’s Creta Rival – Expected Launch
The Maruti Suzuki and Toyota SUVs will be available in the market by the festive season. Toyota will name its version the Urban Cruiser Hyryder and debut on 1st July. Furthermore, Toyota will likely announce the prices ahead of Maruti Suzuki.
Maruti Suzuki’s midsize SUV will be available via the more premium Nexa outlets. When it arrives, it will go against the Hyundai Creta, Volkswagen Taigun, Kia Seltos and Skoda Kushaq.