A future-ready design language, created by Maruti Suzuki Design Team in India – Futuro-e will lay the foundation for future Maruti cars.
The Maruti Futuro-e coupe crossover concept is a surprise addition to the automaker’s 2020 Auto Expo plans. While the nameplate Futuro-e has been in circulation for a few months now, it was widely considered to be the pure electric variant of one of its small cars, possibly the WagonR. Little did we know that Maruti Suzuki has been silently working on a youthful electric coupe SUV to carry this name.
The company teased the top-half and the top-view of the modern crossover ahead of its world premiere at the Auto Expo next week. Our in-house design expert Pratyush Rout worked his magic on the teaser to come up with a speculative design for the lower half of the crossover. The end result is likely to be pretty close to the real deal.
For starters, the overall styling theme is very untypical of both Maruti and its parent company Suzuki. The car could have easily been a Honda or a Hyundai or one of many other global OEMs for that matter. The Maruti Futuro-e crossover is characterized by angular LED headlamps, a curvy bonnet, a dynamic coupe roofline and a massive, steeply tapering rear fascia with sleeping Y-shaped LED taillights.
It seems that the rear fascia of this near-production concept is set to polarize opinions but there is no denying the fact that this car looks nothing like any of its existing stablemates. Going by the exterior, we expect the vehicle’s interior too to subscribe to a fresh school of thought. It remains to be seen if Maruti will choose to reveal the interior at the Auto Expo or reserve it for a later date.
It is safe to assume that a sizeable surface area of Futuro-e’s center console to be covered by a comprehensive touchscreen infotainment system with advanced connectivity and vehicle management features. We won’t be surprised if the instrument console is made of configurable fully digital colour display.
Technical specifications and launch timeline of the Maruti Futuro-e electric coupe SUV are expected to be revealed at the Auto Expo. The production version is expected retain most of the concept’s design flair. The end product would be locking horns with the newly launched Tata Nexon EV.