Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) is looking at its engineers to take lead in the development of at least three to four models, out of 15 new vehicles to be launched in the country by 2020, along the lines of its new compact SUV Vitara Brezza.
The move is part of Suzuki Motor Corporation’s (SMC) vision of MSI shouldering more responsibility in developing India-specific products while the parent focuses on high-end technology, according to sources. “There could be three to four models that would be developed with MSI engineers taking the lead out of the 15 models planned to be launched in India by 2020. However, no final decision has been taken yet,” a source said. These products will, however, be developed on Suzuki engines and platform and not from the scratch, the source added.