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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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
The 2018 Maruti Wagon R was spied in Shimla recently, courtesy Speedhounds. It looks like Maruti Suzuki is conducting high-altitude tests with this prototype. The next-gen Maruti Wagon R will feature an evolutionary design. Proportionally it does not look all that different from the model currently on sale. The “tall boy” design will continue through the next generation. The spy shot shows that the redesigned model having a large windshield and oddly designed large windows. Also, it hints at featuring swept-back vertical headlamps similar to those of the JDM-spec Suzuki WagonR Stingray. The all-new Maruti Wagon R will likely arrive as Maruti Suzuki’s most economical model underpinned by the light and rigid new-generation platform “Heartect”. The new generation model will have structural enhancements to meet the new safety norms set to become applicable next year. MSIL may offer the 2018 Maruti Wagon R with an updated version of the K10B 1.0-litre … [Read more...] about Next-gen 2018 Maruti Wagon R spied testing in Shimla