Gen next of com­pact SUVs

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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.”

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