Gen next of compact SUVs
The first of the Maruti concepts had their global premiere in Greater Noida. Designed especially for display at the Auto Expo 2018, the MarutiSuzuki Concept Future S, is a result of a study of a compact car in the form of an SUV. It has an upright stance, bold and smooth flowing exteriors, a unique A-pillar design and also sleek futuristic LED headlamps. The interiors are also futuristic with ergonomic seats and also a central instrument cluster which also incorporates what Maruti calls the human machine interface. The dash has a wrap around design and the interiors are visually stunning with the orange from the exteriors being carried on to the interiors and laid out with ivory inserts. Although the head of engineering at Maruti-Suzuki informed us that there has not even been a feasibility study on the concept, but when a car based on this concept is put into production it will be a small SUV that will fit below the Vitara Brezza.
Maruti feels that if it is able to bring the Concept Future S to the market, it will revolutionise the small car market. Unveiling Concept Future S, Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti-Suzuki, said, “Compact is the natural choice of India’s car customers. Compact needs a fresh design language, one that is bold, confident and dynamic. Our designers have created this brand new design, aggressive on the outside, and bold and inviting interiors. Nothing like this has ever been attempted before on a vehicle this size. Concept Future S will define the next generation of design for compact vehicles in India.”