The Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater could make its debut in India sometime during the end of 2018 or early 2019. It will get Maruti’s tried and tested 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine petrol engine. It is likely to have an AMT variant in the line-up as well. The Wagon R MPV will find its place below the Ertiga in Maruti’s model line-up.
Those in the know-how of the Indian automotive scenario must be aware that Maruti Suzuki is currently working on a 7-seater version of the Wagon R hatchback. According to various media reports, the MPV version of the Maruti Wagon R could go into production by the end of this year. Consequently, we expect the automaker to launch this product in our country sometime during the first half of 2019. In the automaker’s product line-up, this budget compact MPV will find its place below the currently on sale Ertiga MPV. The Maruti Wagon R MPV will be based on the next-generation Wagon R which is set to launch in India this year. Consequently, we expect it to have a similar design language as the 2018 iteration of the compact hatchback. The MPV’s interiors will also resemble with its hatchback cousin. Want to know more about this budget MPV? In this report, we tell you the expected price, feature, mileage specifications and a lot more that you would want to know about this car. Read Along.
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 Indian 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 India 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||November 2018|
Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater Price In India
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 Competition
Not too many players currently exist in the budget MPV segment in India. 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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