Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Micro SUV – New Details and Launch Date

Maruti Suzuki is preparing to launch a new micro SUV in the Indian market, internally referred to as Y43

To strengthen its position in the highly competitive Indian automotive market, Maruti Suzuki plans to introduce a new sub-4-meter SUV set below the Brezza and Fronx. With a more affordable price tag, this compact SUV will take on popular models like the Tata Punch and the Hyundai Exter in the segment.

The New Maruti Suzuki micro SUV, codename Y43 is expected to debut in late 2026. While specific details about the Y43 are not yet revealed, industry insiders speculate that it will boast a rugged stance and tall height to provide a genuine SUV experience and appeal to a wide range of customers.

New Maruti Micro SUV: Specifications

Source: Autocar India

The powertrain to feature Maruti Suzuki’s newly developed Z-Series 3-cylinder petrol engine, which will debut in the next-generation Swift hatchback. This engine is compliant with BS6 emissions standards and CAFÉ Phase 2 norms. It promises a balance of fuel efficiency and performance. We anticipate the automaker will offer both manual and automatic transmission options with its upcoming Micro SUV.

The sub-four-meter SUV segment has crossed the million-unit milestone and is a major focus for Maruti Suzuki. The Y43 will join the Jimny, Brezza, and Fronx in the compact SUV segment below each of them in the brand’s lineup. It will cater to customers seeking an affordable SUV with Maruti’s renowned reliability and after-sales support.

Launch Date

Source: Times Drive

Meanwhile, Maruti Suzuki is also preparing to launch the new-generation Swift shortly. The hatchback will receive significant design updates, an upscale interior, and the introduction of the Z-Series engine. However, the India-spec version may differ from its Japanese counterpart, potentially lacking advanced features like ADAS tech and a CVT gearbox.

This initiative is part of Maruti Suzuki’s Vision 3.0 plan, which aims to double production capacity to four million units, triple exports from India, and expand the model portfolio from 17 to 28 by the end of the decade. The plan includes introducing eight new models in the next three to four years, equipped with various powertrains, including EVs, hybrids, petrol, CNG, flex-fuel, and ethanol-powered cars.

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