Maruti will launch four new models over the next four years
Following one of Maruti Suzuki’s most aggressive product offensives in recent years, the company is preparing for an even more audacious goal with what it calls Vision 3.0. Maruti Suzuki plans to double production capacity to four million units and triple exports from India over the next eight years, but most importantly, by the end of the decade, it intends to increase the number of models in its portfolio from 17 to 28. In the next three to four years, we can expect up to eight new models. The 28-model lineup is expected to include half a dozen different powertrains, ranging from EVs to hybrids, gasoline, CNG, flex-fuel, and ethanol-powered vehicles. This is what’s in store.
New Maruti Swift, Dzire (YED)
Maruti intends to introduce the Swift before the Dzire as the next-generation hatchback and compact sedan siblings. Maruti insiders tell us that the company believes the Swift brand value needs to be re-established as a sporty hatchback for the masses, similar to the first-generation car from 2005. The new Swift has an evolutionary design with familiar interiors, whereas the Dzire will have more upmarket looks, including chrome and lighter interior shades. Both models will receive additional features, as well as the new Z-series 1.2-litre petrol engine.
Maruti’s XUV700, Alcazar rival (Y17)
A three-row Grand Vitara (codenamed Y17) is also in the works, and it will be the first Maruti model to be produced at the new Kharkhoda plant. This new SUV, which is expected to be launched with a petrol, Toyota hybrid, and CNG powertrain, will also be built for Toyota by Maruti and will be priced similarly to the XUV700, Alcazar, and Safari.
Maruti’s Punch-rivalling (Y43)
The sub-four-metre SUV market has surpassed one million units, and Maruti intends to capitalize even more with an all-new Punch rival that will sit below the Brezza, making it the fourth SUV in the compact SUV segment after the Jimny, Brezza, and Fronx. The Y43 is expected to be released around October 2026 and may compete with the Ignis in India. To attract budget SUV buyers, Maruti has relied on SUV-like models in the lower segment, such as the S-Presso and Ignis. To attract customers, this new model will receive proper SUV styling, similar to the Punch and Exter.
Suzuki Spacia-based MPV (YDB)
An all-new compact MPV (codenamed YDB) is being prepared for release in 2026. A stretched version of the Spacia, based on the Japanese K-car, is expected, and it could compete with the Triber as a compact people mover. The Japanese Spacia has sliding doors, but we’re not sure if the Indian YDB will have the same feature due to cost constraints. Expect a cleverly designed three-row cabin in a small footprint, as well as a feature set worthy of the Nexa brand.