Maruti to launch 20 new models in next 5 years

Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, is gearing up for a major product onslaught with the launch of 15-20 new vehicles in five years.

Maruti will continue to focus on low-cost vehicles, with 70-80% of its future offerings likely to be in the small car segment, including facelifts and variants.

The company is likely to roll out sub-4 metre Swift Dzire at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi. This will be followed by a multi-purpose vehicle based on the R-III concept, an A Star facelift, Ritz backlift, and next generation Alto 800 by early 2013.

India will play a bigger role in product development; therefore Suzuki has decided to unify the R&D in Japan with its Indian subsidiary and going forward.