In recent years, the number of speculation and leaks about the new 7-seater MPV Maruti Suzuki WagonR has been heard. The design’s arrival to India remains uncertain as of now. While it still tests the car, the company recently captured its latest model on a camera in New Delhi. The highly concealed test mule has protected most of its design aspects.
Kudos to its extended rear overhang, the Maruti WagonR 7-seater MPV looks significantly longer than the standard version. The third row of seats would also be beneficial. The MPV will be different from the normal layout and design.
The new 7-seater MPV will be based on Heartect’s design made of high-tensile steel, identical to the regular WagonR. The style, however, is more or less similar to the standard model. The MPV could be equipped with touchscreen infotainment, a three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel and air conditioning controls. Any comments at this point will be early to make. Nevertheless, reports show that the MPV could be provided with the 1.2L K-series petrol motor, strong enough for the torque of 77bhp and 113Nm.
The Maruti WagonR seven-seater MPV, if introduced in India, will be sold through Nexa distributors. It will be under the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in terms of cost and pricing. The new Indo-Japanese car manufacturer’s 7-seater MPV will face competition with cars like Renault Triber. The company also works on the luxury WagonR-Maruti Suzuki XL5. The model was checked in the country on many occasions. Though this hybrid engine is very unlikely in India, the chances for CNG and LPG are very strong. Concerning transmissions, you can also look at a five-speed manual with the now popular AMT option.
The word is also out that this Wagon R based three-row hatchback is planned to be launched first in Indonesia. To date, the Wagon R models sold in Indonesia are almost identical to those sold on our market and are manufactured at the Tambun company.
Long hatchback chassis with a third row, like the Datsun Go+, has become popular on the Indonesian market. In this widely contested segment of the Indonesian domestic market, Suzuki will be competing with the three-row variant of Wagon R.