We reported last week that the next-gen Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is launching soon in India. Today we saw test mule of the upcoming facelifted Wagon R in a convoy of other Maruti Test Mules. The other test cars included Ciaz and Swift. Apart from Wagon R, rest of the cars looked unchanged from outside (These cars being tested for new 6-speed gearbox?). Unfortunately, we weren’t able to click pictures of it. But thankfully, someone had already spied the same car last week and clicked few photos.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has been selling in good numbers ever since it was launched in 1998. But over the years the design of the Wagon R hasn’t changed much. Looking at the spy shots, the new Wagon R will surely break the monotonous look and feature all-new exterior and interior design.
The platform of the next-generation Wagon R will be the new Heartect platform which is lighter and stronger than the current one. This should make the new Wagon R more fuel efficient and peppy to drive. Some reports suggest that the new Wagon R will come in two body style- five seater and a seven-seater. The tall boy design of Wagon R is unique and offers a ton of practicality.
The car has already made its debut in Japan, therefore we know what to expect from it in terms of looks. The boxy design has been made more boxy and quirky. It sports a large front grille, square headlights, and an overhanging bumper design.
Interior-wise, the new Wagon R will retain its USP of being spacious. The dashboard design will be modern and equipment levels will match the latest Maruti Suzuki cars like Ignis and Baleno. This includes keyless entry, AUX, USB, Android Auto / Apple CarPlay, parking sensors, etc.
Nothing can be said about the engine and gearbox options as of yet. But it will most likely carry over the current 1.0-litre K-Series 3 cylinder engine that makes 68 PS of power and 90 Nm of torque. The engine will definitely be a BS-VI emission norm compliant.
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Spy image source: rushlane