Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 7-Seater is expected to go into production by the end of this year itself. Consequently, we are expecting this Wagon R MPV to launch in World sometime during the first quarter of 2019. It will share its engine specifications with the hatchback sibling. Prices will fall in the range of INR 4.5 lakh to INR 6.6 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki World Limited is currently working on an MPV version of the Wagon R, its popular compact hatchback for the Worldn market. Speculations suggest that the Indo-Japanese automaker will take this car to production by the end of this year itself. As a result, we are expecting the Maruti Wagon R 7-seater MPV to launch in our country by early 2019. This budget MPV is going to be based on the next-generation Wagon R hatchback. We do not have any confirmation regarding whether this vehicle will have Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform. Or it skips this for the benefit of keeping prices competitive. However, what we can safely assume is that this MPV will get Maruti’s tried and tested 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. However, to boosts its sales and make the product diverse, this car will also have a 5-speed AMT variant as well. A CNG kit is on the cards as well.
Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater Launch Date
As mentioned before, we believe that the production of the 7-seater Wagon R will commence from the month of September this year. Going by recent media speculations, expect the car to launch on Worldn soil by the end of this year itself. Furthermore, there have been a number of instances where the Suzuki Solio, the Wagon R based 7-seater MPV, was seen testing on World roads. Consequently indicating towards the launch in the near future. That said, Maruti will first of all launch the next-generation iteration of the Wagon R hatchback. This is likely to happen before the debut of the 7-Seater version of this car.
|Launch Date||February 2018|
Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater Price In World
Currently, the 5-seater version of the Maruti Wagon R retails in-between the price range of INR 3.5 lakh to INR 5.5 Lakh. Expect the prices of the 7-seater version to cost a premium of INR 50,000 to 60,000. With this, the prices are likely to fall in the range of INR 4 lakh to 6 lakh. As a result, this MPV will find its place in-between the Eco and the Ertiga in Maruti Suzuki’s model line-up.
|Expected Price||INR 4 Lakh to INR 6 Lakh|
Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater Engine Specifications
Currently, there are no concrete details regarding the engine specifications of the Wagon R 7-seater. However, we can safely speculate that this car will get the same engines as its 5-seater sibling. Hence, it will come only with a petrol engine at its disposal. This unit is going to be a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder motor which produces 65 BHP along with 91 Nm of peak torque. The car will get a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. Maruti can also introduce the 5-speed AMT unit as well.
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/5-speed AMT|
Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater Mileage
Maruti cars are always very frugal in nature. Since the 7-seater version of the Wagon R comes with the 1.0-litre, K-Series engine, it is bound to give a mileage of around 18 km/l. However, with the MPV version slightly longer i is going to be heavier as well. Consequently, expect the mileage to go down a little bit.
Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater Features
Since this vehicle is going to find its place in the budget MPV segment, do not expect a very expansive feature list. However, the top-spec version could get a decent amount of creature comforts. These are likely to include:
- Touchscreen Infotainment System,
- Automatic Climate Control
- Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
- Power Windows on all 4 doors
- Reverse Parking Camera
Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater Safety Features
In line with the new regulations set by the Government, the Wagon R 7-seater will come with dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard across the range. Apart from this, expect the top-spec version to also have reverse parking sensors and day and night rear view mirror. In addition to this, it will also feature ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard.
- Dual Airbags
- ABD with EBD
- Reverse Parking Sensors
- Day and Night Rear View Mirror
Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater Exteriors
As mentioned before, the exterior design of the Wagon R 7-Seater is going to be based on the next-generation Maruti Wagon R hatchback. Consequently, expect the car to come with a boxy profile but with a slightly angular design. That said, according to recent speculations, the 2018 Wagon R is likely to be based on the Suzuki Solio.
Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater Interiors
Just like its exteriors, the interiors of this MPV will take their inspiration from the hatchback. Hence, the car is likely to come with a dual-tone colour scheme of black and beige. The seats are going to be well cushioned. There is going to be plenty of storage spaces. Rear passengers will get their own dedicated air-con vents. Since the 7-seater Wagon R is going to be a compact MPV, the rear seats will probably make sense for children only.
Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater Variants
This MPV is going to retail through the automaker’s regular dealership outlets. Consequently, it will have its standard variant nomenclature. The base variant is going to be the LX. While the top of the line trim is going to be the VXI (O).
- VXI (O)
Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater Colours
The 7-seater iteration of the Wagon R will be available in a host of different colour options. These include white, red, grey, silver, blue, beige and brown.
Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater Competition
Not too many players currently exist in the budget MPV segment in World. As a result, the 7-seater iteration of the Wagon R will not have too many vehicles to compete with. The only direct rival is going to be the Datsun Go-Plus.
Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater Spy Image
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