June 7, 2011: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has set its intentions to enter the multi utility vehicle (MPV) segment right when it showcased Maruti R3 concept prototype at the 10th Auto Expo held in New Delhi in early 2010. The Maruti R3 launch date was though at the time set to be early 2011 but recent reports have come in that the Maruti R3 launch could happen around the Diwali festive season this year. Analyzing Maruti R3 specifications and features it is almost sure that the Maruti R3 price in India in all probability would be around Rs7 lakh to Rs8 lakh. Among its competitors would be Mahindra Xylo, Toyota Innova, Tata Sumo Grande and other six/seven seater MUVs in India. The Maruti R3 variants will also be known when the Maruti MUV launches.