Suzuki-Toyota to launch Maruti Baleno-based SUV
New Delhi : Suzuki-Toyota partnership has given cars like Glanza and Urban Cruiser; soon the market will see Ertiga and Ciaz versions with Toyota badging. According to a report, soon a sub-compavt-SUV based on Baleno will be launched by both the partners.
The report mentioned that a new MPV (codename – 560B) will be positioned in the market to compete against Kia Carens, a compact SUV (codename- D22) that will be positioned against Hyundai Creta, and highly updated versions of Glanza and Urban Cruiser.
The two Japanese car-maker companies are planning to launch a sub-compact-SUV version of the Baleno that will take on the likes of Tata Punch and Nissan Magnite.
Internally codenamed 'YTB', the Maruti Suzuki Baleno-bases SUV will be first launched by Suzuki and then it will be launched by Toyota later this year.
It will be great to see the compact SUV competition in the market that is likely to give better price to the end users.