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Maruti XL6 wants to end the diesel reign. Add Kia, MG, Hyundai’s connected cars to the challenge

XL6 marks the arrival of a new category in the MPV segment – a six-seater with a petrol-only engine. It is a bold step considering 83% utility vehicles in India run on diesel. The vehicle also doesn’t have connected features, something that has helped other recently launched cars woo buyers in an extremely dry market. Can the XL6 pull off this gig?
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26 Aug 2019 9 Mins Read 1 comments
The Maruti Suzuki plant in Manesar near Delhi. Getty Images
The Maruti Suzuki plant in Manesar near Delhi.
1983: Maruti 800 1984: Maruti Omni 1985: Maruti Gypsy 1990: Maruti 1000 Now, move forward. 2012: Ertiga 2014: Ciaz 2015: S-Cross 2016: Vitara Brezza What’s the key takeaway from the above two sets of data with decades in between? Never leave even an inch empty in your product mix if
the WagonR and will be BS-VI compliant. This roll-out will further strengthen Maruti Suzuki’s hold in the UV segment and expand its portfolio at different price points. For years, hatchbacks and sedans have seen all the action from India’s No 1. carmaker. Looks like, it is time for UVs to burn the rubber. ( Graphics by Abdul Shafiq)
1983: Maruti 800 1984: Maruti Omni 1985: Maruti Gypsy 1990: Maruti 1000 Now, move forward. 2012: Ertiga 2014: Ciaz 2015: S-Cross 2016: Vitara Brezza What’s the key takeaway from the above two sets of data with decades in between? Never leave even an inch empty in your product mix if the WagonR and will be BS-VI compliant. This roll-out will further strengthen Maruti Suzuki’s hold in the UV segment and expand its portfolio at different price points. For years, hatchbacks and sedans have seen all the action from India’s No 1. carmaker. Looks like, it is time for UVs to burn the rubber. ( Graphics by Abdul Shafiq)

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