2021 Maruti New Cars: Facelifts, Next-Generation Updates, And The Return Of The Diesel

2021 could also see Maruti following its plans to introduce strong hybrids and EVs in India

Given the impact the global epidemic has had on the automotive industry, things have been returning to normal. As we approach the dawn of 2020, many car manufacturers are optimistic about their future plans, including Maruti, which has a long list of cars listed for the year 2021. So, without further ado, let's get into it:



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Mahindra Thar — opposed to Jimny

A Gypsy spiritual fanatic of fan-fave quit, Jimny is likely to be quiet in 2021. The off-road SUV is likely to be offered with its 5-door avatar and will be based on a fourth-gen 3-door version for sale overseas, which will also be manufactured in India for export. Expect the Maruti 4x4 to cost more than Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) while locking the horns with Mahindra Thar and the upcoming Force Gurkha.

Swift Facelift

One of the best-selling hatchbacks in the product is expected to receive a facelift soon. After its launch in Japan in early 2020, the face-to-face Swift has almost arrived. Expect the development of Japanese cosmetics to reach the India-spec model when it was launched around February 2021. It is expected to carry a payload less than the current price of Rs 5.19 lakh to Rs 8.02 lakh (India's front exhibition room) and take the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Ford Figo.



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The second generation is Celerio

Six years after its launch, Celerio will finally receive a product update. The next-gen Celerio will be based on the same Heartect platform as the third-gen WagonR and will receive a host of designs and include enhancements and a powerful 1.2 liter engine. It is expected to be launched in April 2021.

New-gen Alto

The high-end Maruti entry model has to change generation and will acquire new foundations based on the Heartect platform. In addition, next-gen Alto will also receive feature updates and tweaks to the build. It is expected that there will be an initial price similar to the current gen model at Rs 2.95 lakh (ex-showroom) but could see an increase in other variables when it is launched, probably around Diwali 2021.

BS6 Diesel

Since the BS6 change took place in April this year, Maruti has removed the diesel engine from its list - until now. The car manufacturer is now bringing back the 1.5-liter engine of its SUVs and MPVs due to popular demand, and it looks like Ertiga and Vitara Brezza could be the first to get it in 2021.

In addition to all the launch and refurbishment of cars in 2021, Maruti has made strides in plans to introduce mixed and EV models in the country. 

The car maker has already donated soft hybrids and CNG cars as part of its 'Mission Green Million'. While the Swift hybrid, shown at Auto Expo 2020, may not reach India, the latest spy gun shows that strong hybrid technology could be available in Baleno sometime in the future. That tomorrow is somewhere in 2021, is the only time we will say.

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