With the Delhi Auto Expo just around the corner, there is exciting news coming in from the automotive quarters almost every day and this time Maruti Suzuki has taken centre stage. With the Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha set to arrive in India later in 2016, it is being reported that the car major will now debut its new MPV in the form of the 7-seater Wagon R at the Delhi Auto Expo.
According to Rush Lane, the car is expected to make its India debut next month. Based on the original Wagon R, the WagonR 7-seater concept was earlier seen at the 2013 Indonesia International Motor Show.
A spy image of what is said to be the first prototype of the Maruti Wagon R 7-seat (codenamed Maruti YJC) had emerged on the web earlier this year. Going by the look of things, Maruti Suzuki could be aiming to launch the Maruti Wagon R 7-seat MPV before the festive season this year.
Sources say that Maruti Suzuki may not stretch the wheelbase of the Wagon R 7-seat, but will increase its overall length to accommodate the additional third row of seats.
Like its siblings, the new budget MPV – Maruti Wagon R 7-seat is expected to be powered by either by a 1.0-litre or a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine and would be offered with usual manual along with automatic-manual transmission options.
The Maruti Wagon R based 7-seater MPV is estimated to be price between Rs 4-6 lakh, up against the likes of the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Ford Figo Aspire.