Maruti Suzuki has taken the wraps off the all-new Concept Future S at the ongoing Auto Expo 2018. The Maruti Concept Future S is a mini SUV from the Indo-Japanese car maker and displays the company’s future design direction for compact cars. According to Maruti Suzuki, the Future S Concept sports authentic SUV proportions with a proper two-box design, flat bonnet, raised A-pillar, higher seating position and high ground clearance. The production version of the Concept Future S will be positioned below the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Also Read - Maruti Suzuki India Issues SOPs For Nearly 4,000 Service Centres in Country

Maruti Suzuki has revealed that the Concept Future S will mark the introduction of new A-segment mini compact SUVs in India. As far as design is concerned, the Concept Future S sports LED headlamps, a two-part grille, two tone alloys, sloping roof and LED taillights. Since it is a concept, Maruti Suzuki has not revealed the interiors of the car. However, the company has revealed that the production version of Concept Future S will be underpinned by Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform. This new platform is rigid, lightweight and complies with BNSVP safety norms. Also Read - COVID-19 Relief: Maruti Suzuki Ready to Deliver First Batch of 1,000 Ventilators Today

Engine details are not out yet, but reports claim that the Maruti Suzuki Concept Future S will be available in both petrol and diesel guises. The car will get the 1.2-litre K12B petrol engine that makes 83 BHP and 113 Nm of power, mated to 5-speed manual and AMT transmissions. The diesel variant is likely to be powered by the in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel engine. However, this engine will be available in a lower state of tune. Being a mini SUV, the Maruti Concept Future S doesn’t have any direct competition. But the car will compete against the Mahindra KUV100 till some extent. Also Read - Auto Expo 2020: Maruti Suzuki Launches New BS VI Variant of Ignis