Update: An IAB reader has shared a spy video of the Maruti Wagon R EV.October 25 -Last month, Maruti Suzuki commenced fleet testing of the Wagon R EV in India. IAB reader Nitin Johar spotted it in Gurgaon last week.The Maruti Wagon R EV is based on the new generation Japanese spec Suzuki Wagon R that was introduced in February last year. It debuted in India at the MOVE Summit in September this year. There are total 50 prototypes in India, all developed by Suzuki and built by Maruti Suzuki at the Gurugram facility in Haryana with CKD kits. On the 9th of this month, these prototypes were flagged off for the field test.Maruti Suzuki is testing the Wagon R EV on multiple terrains and in various climatic conditions to get valuable insights and gather critical inputs based on customer perspectives. However, this is not the model it will launch in India. It is using the prototypes based on the JDM-spec Wagon R just to develop EV technology.The JDM-spec Maruti Wagon R is underpinned by … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV spotted on test in Gurgaon [Update]
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Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) has commenced the on-road trials of 50 Maruti Wagon R EV prototypes. The latest development is in line with the company's plan to launch its first electric vehicle in India by 2020.A press release issued by Maruti Suzuki reads -“This extensive real-life usage of the vehicles in multiple terrains and climatic conditions will help the company get valuable insights that will help in the validation and successful launch of electric vehicle technology in India. Testing of these vehicles will also help Maruti Suzuki gather critical inputs based on customer perspectives and will help create a reliable and suitable electric vehicle.”The Maruti Wagon R EV has been developed by Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, and is built at the Maruti Suzuki's Gurgaon-based manufacturing facility. On 7 September, the all-electric version of the sixth-generation Suzuki Wagon R was showcased at the MOVE Summit in New Delhi. The Maruti Wagon R EV draws … [Read more...] about Maruti Wagon R EV prototypes commence road testing
The spied images that you see below are that of the Suzuki Solio. This particular model is the 7-seater version which is being speculated to be a more premium offering compared to the Wagon R, an MPV that will be positioned below the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. While there is no confirmation from Maruti Suzuki on whether they have any plans to launch the 7-Seater Maruti Suzuki Wagon R in India or is this a part of global validation that many automobile manufacturers conduct around the world. The new-gen Suzuki Solio that has already been launched in Japan is said to be based on the same lightweight Heartect platform that underpins the new Swift, Dzire, Baleno and also possibly the upcoming new-gen Ertiga. The front profile of the 7-seater Wagon R looks similar to that of the Suzuki Solio The front end looks very Japanese, thanks to a short bonnet and a thick, chrome slat grille. The rear door slides open to access the rear bench. The Solio can seat up to five occupants. The interior is as … [Read more...] about 7-seater Maruti Suzuki Wagon R spotted testing in India, to be positioned below the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga?
Indian Autos Blog reader, Mr. Shashi Kiran, snapped this image of a JDM-spec Wagon R testing in India. This is not the successor for the Wagon R sold in India though, this vehicle is likely testing components for a part supplier.For the Indian market, Maruti has started trial runs of the next-generation 2019 Wagon R which it reportedly aims to launch in November this year. Codenamed 'YCA', the 2019 Wagon R will be different in design and specification from the sixth generation model which was launched in Japan in February last year.To start with, the 2019 Maruti Wagon R for the Indian, and associated emerging markets, will not be based on the HEARTECT platform which underpins modern-day Maruti vehicles. Instead, Maruti to re-engineers the existing Wagon R's platform for future crash test norms (new norms for offset frontal and lateral impact came into force from October 2017 and new pedestrian protection safety norm will come into effect from October 1, 2018) hence keeping costs in … [Read more...] about New generation Suzuki Wagon R spotted in India
Tweet TweetWith the Tokyo Auto Salon just around the corner, Suzuki reveals two concept models based on the Wagon R model. The new Suzuki Wagon R RR and Wagon R Stingray Customize concepts will be seen in world premiere next month at the Japanese event. To begin with, the Suzuki Wagon R RR concept gets a special white finish, new alloy wheels, special graphics and a retuned suspension system lowering the ride. Next up is the Wagon R Stingray Customize, a prototype which gets a brown exterior color, new side skirts and bumpers, a lowering suspension module, a special dual-pipe exhaust system and new side skirts. For now, Suzuki released no further details on these two concepts and their main purpose. It is possible to see special editions inspired from these prototypes which are headed to the Tokyo Auto Show. … [Read more...] about Suzuki Wagon R concepts headed to the Tokyo Auto Salon