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. "These will be like the Vitara Brezza, which followed a unique development process with a special focus on taste and values of Indian customers," according to the source.
When contacted, a company spokesperson declined to comment, saying "we do not comment on our future product plans."
The 15 new models to be launched in the next five years in India are to be mainly spread over three key platforms, which will together entail an investment of USD 1 billion.
MSI Executive Director - R&D, C V Raman lead the design and development of the Vitara Brezza, which was developed at a total investment of Rs 860 crore with localisation level of 98 percent.