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Maruti to unveil SUV-inspired concept compact car at Auto Expo 2018

The global premiere of ConceptFutureS will take place at Auto Expo to be held from February 9-14

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited is seen on a glass door at a showroom in New Delhi, India. (Photo: Reuters)
The logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited is seen on a glass door at a showroom in New Delhi, India. (Photo: Reuters)

The country's largest carmaker India will showcase a with "SUV like characters" in the upcoming aiming to tap on increasing preference for utility vehicles in the market.

Named ConceptFutureS, the new concept will be a uniquely styled with distinct SUV like characters aimed to delight customers in the space, the company said in a statement.

Elaborating on the concept, India Senior (Engineering) CV Raman said, "The increasing preference for UVs (utility vehicles) and their bold architecture inspired our design team to study a new character for compact cars."

He further said, "ConceptFutureS could mark a distinctive shift in how compact cars are shaped and designed in India in the future."

Stating that it will be an all new design language, MSI said the ConceptFutureS creates its own positioning by breaking away from the conventional proportions of a

An upright stance, higher seating and ground clearance, horizontal hood giving aggressive stance and posture are some of the key design features, it added.

The global premiere of ConceptFutureS will take place at to be held from February 9-14, the company said.

MSI has seen big success with its compact SUV Brezza, which has helped it to become a as well.

The Indian has seen fast growth of SUVs and SUV-inspired design in compact cars, as shown by the success of Renault's

First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 18:23 IST