Maruti Suzuki confirmed that the new-generation WagonR will hit Indian shores sometime in 2020. Besides this, the Indo-Japanese carmaker will also launch a 7-seater version of the hatchback. Rumor has it the new Maruti WagonR 7 seater will enter into production in September and see a release in November, 2018. Officially, however, there is no word about its India launch and details. No matter when it will hit showrooms, here we bring you five important things about the upcoming Maruti WagonR 7 Seater MPV.
Speculations suggest that Maruti Suzuki might introduce the Suzuki Solio as WagonR 7-seater in the Indian market. The Solio sub 4-meter compact MPV is already retailed in the Japanese and Chinese markets. The recent sighting of the Suzuki Solio in India further confirms its imminent arrival.
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2. HEARTECT platform
The Maruti WagonR 7 seater MPV is reported to underpin Suzuki’s new HEARTECT platform, which is already used in the new-generation Swift and Dzire. Composed of high-tensile steel, this architecture ensures better safety and performance along with rigidity. It also makes vehicle lightweight aiding to its fuel efficiency and drivability.
3. Shares Engine
In Japan, the Suzuki Solio (Maruti Wagon R 7 seater in India) comes with a WA05A electric motor combined with a 3Ah lithium-ion battery and a PB054A electric motor paired to a 4.4Ah lithium ion battery. The India-spec model, however, is likely to share its powertrain with the WagonR hatchback – i.e. 67bhp, 1.0L K-Series petrol motor. Rumour also has it that the MPV could also be offered with a 1.2L petrol engine sourced from the Baleno. Read – Maruti Suzuki Ertiga To Get A Generation Change
4. Boxy Design & Spacious Cabin
Similar to its younger sibling, the Maruti Wagon 7 seater MPV will have boxy design with tall boy stance. The vehicle will be sub 4-meter in length, and use a long wheelbase ensuring enough cabin space for occupants. Some of its key features will include a touchscreen infotainment system, centrally mounted instrument cluster, a 3-spoke multi functional steering wheel, dual airbags, etc. Read – New Suzuki Jimny Is Coming To India
5. Competitive Pricing
The Maruti WagonR 7 seater MPV will surely be pricier than its hatchback sibling. Its prices are likely to fall in the range of Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 6 lakh, thus making it India’s most affordable 7-seater MPV. It will face challenge from the Datsun GO+ MPV.
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