The upcoming seven-seater SUV Maruti Suzuki is mentioned in the material of the Indian business publication The economic timesdedicated to the fact that the company is going to temporarily abandon diesel engines due to tightening economic standards. And then the rest of the local specialized media developed the topic: they say that in India such a crossover can be called a Vitara, because the global SUV of the same name is not sold there.
But Indians can access the Vitara Brezza cross with a length of only 3995 mm – it has been produced at the Maruti Suzuki facilities since 2016. In 2017-2018 This model led the list of the most popular SUVs in India, but recently appeared Hyundai Venue and Kia Seltos, which pulled the buyers. Restyling is called to correct things – the modernized Vitara Brezza will be presented in the near future, “Wheels” have already written about its new things. And in 2021, according to unofficial data, the subcompact cross will change the generation, and then the seven-seater version should also make its debut – “just” Vitara.
Vitara Brezza is expected to move from the Global C trolley to the Heartect platform that underlies all the latest Suzuki models. At the same time, some Indian media believe that when creating the three-row version, Maruti Suzuki designers will be “inspired” by the global five-seater Vitara. By the way, it is quite possible that by that time the “global” SUV will also change the generation, since Vitara has been produced since 2015. But whether the global model will receive a seven-seater option – there is no information yet.
In the engine range of the Indian next Vitara Brezza and “just” Vitara can enter a new diesel 1.5, which already meets all the necessary standards. And if the “short” crossover will still compete with the Hyundai Venue and other small SUVs, then one of the main rivals of the seven-seat modification is the second-generation Hyundai Creta – Indians have long been looking for a three-row interior for the local future Crete.
Recall that the model of the Korean brand has so far changed its generation only in China, where the cross wears the ix25 index and is presented exclusively in a five-seater version.