Word has been out for a while now that Maruti-Suzuki will be launching an updated 7-seater variant of the WagonR. The WagonR 7-seater was first seen in the 2013 Indonesia International Motor Show as a concept. Prior to that Suzuki’s Japanese spec MPV, the Solio was spotted on the road numerous times. However, in all these sightings the car was not camouflaged or covered indicating that it was for homologation purposes only. Although there is a very strong possibility that the new Maruti WagonR 7-seater could be heavily based on the Solio.

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WagonR 7-Seater spotted

Maruti WagonR 7-Seater Expected Specs and Features:

In Japanese markets, the Solio comes equipped with a 1.2 litre Inline-4 Petrol Engine equipped with a hybrid motor technology. The Indian spec WagonR 7-Seater could put to use the 1-litre Inline-Triple K10 engine that the existing WagonR already and puts out 67 bhp of power and 97 Nm of torque. It could also get the 1.2-litre Inline K-12 engine that puts out 82 bhp of power and 114 Nm of torque as seen on the Swift and Baleno. While a hybrid motor is highly unlikely for India, CNG and LPG options are very much on the cards. As for transmissions, you could be looking at a 5-speed manual along with the now popular AMT option as well. The WagonR 7-seater is expected to come loaded with premium interiors and equipment. It is also rumoured that a touchscreen navigation and infotainment system will be incorporated with top-notch features.

WagonR 7-Seater feature

Maruti WagonR 7-Seater Expected Launch Date and Price:

WagonR 7-Seater interior

While no concrete information is available regarding the launch date of the new WagonR, it is estimated that it should be launched around the month of September or October this year itself. It will also be launched with an updated 5-seater variant as well. The 7-seater version will be going up against the likes of the Datsun Go+ which is priced at ₹4.99 lakhs (ex-showroom). You can certainly expect Maruti to be equally competitive with the pricing and keep it in the ₹5-6 lakhs range.