Auto Expo 2010 : Maruti's RIII, SX4 hybrid, Eeco & more!

Here is what Maruti Suzuki had on offer on day 1 of the 2010 Auto Expo. To begin with Maruti showcased its RIII MPV concept, the design of which has been done in-house, the SX4 hybrid, SX4 hatchback concept and the Kizashi. Also on display was the Eeco hybrid. The Eeco itself, will be launched at the Maruti pavillion at the Expo tomorrow, 6th January 2010.

The company plans to launch the Kizashi some time within the coming financial year (2010-2011). There is still no word on whether the Kizashi will come as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) or whether some amount of assembly will be carried out here. The Kizashi is likely to come with a 2.4-litre engine with an automatic transmission, producing in the region of 170 bhp.

Maruti has also announced that they are considering bringing in European Volkswagen diesel engines to power the SX4, as they believe the 1.3 Multijet isn't the right powerplant for the car. We believe a more powerful version of the 1.4 TDI or the 1.6 TDI that is being used in Europe, could very well be the engine of choice.

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