After teasing a silhouette sketch of the Future S, Maruti Suzuki has given us an insight into how the car would be to look at. With LED DRLs and slim grille in the front, the Future S promises a chunky bumper design which looks like a futuristic funky cousin of the Vitara concept.
To be built on the new lightweight ‘Heartech’ platform that underpins the Baleno and the new Swift, it is said that the Future S will become a sub-compact SUV, something that sits below the Vitara Brezza. And that is a great place to be, especially with the popular SUV body style and a price tag that will start somewhere around Rs 5 lakhs for the entry-level trim with the higher trims overlapping with the Vitara Brezza.
Since it is a smaller car, the Vision S will be about 200mm shorter than the Brezza, almost as long as the new Swift. And hence, styling, especially of the production car, will be a challenge. The Future S concept has been developed indigenously by Maruti Suzuki in India and with the high bonnet line and near-vertical pillars, it will certainly be more of an SUV than a crossover.
To go into production by 2019, the Future S will certainly be powered by the tried and tested 1.2-litre petrol engine. What needs to be seen is if it gets the 1.3-litre Multijet or would it have the space to fit the new 1.5-litre mill also being developed locally.