The Maruti Suzuki WagonR and Stingray are known exceedingly well in India and sellrecord volumes every year. The cars sell record volumes and have been a mainstay in the Indian auto market since the WagonR was launched in 1999. There have been rumours that the next generation WagonR and the Stingray have been undergoing extensive design modifications and other necessary tests necessary before their scheduled launch this year. Some leaked pictures seem to have proven these rumours true. A Japanese website has released these images.
2017 Suzuki WagonR and Stingray Specifications
Specific technical changes and their details are yet to be revealed. We expect the two cars to be powered by the same 1.0-litre, 660cc petrol engine. The old petrol engine generates 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. There are chances the new model will also get an AMT option. The major changes visible are in the exterior design. Some major changes have been made in the exterior of the WagonR and its sibling, the Suzuki Stingray. The new 2017 SuzukiWagonR model gets a new front fascia with split headlamps and a two-partgrille. Alarge bumper sports a large air-dam with round fog lamps on the sides. The side profile too has been upgraded and sports a bolder profile with large B-Pillars and more pronounced wheel arches. For variety’s sake, the new model is equipped with new alloy wheels and new ORVM (Outer Rear View Mirrors) are now located on the door in a welcome move. Not much has changed on the rear end, however. A rather plain tailgate, low taillights with an integrated rear spoiler and a slightly elevated ground clearance completes the package.
The 2017Suzuki WagonR Stingray, on the other hand, adds a large chrome grille on the front along with low-placed wide air-dams, with round fog lamp enclosure and vertical projector headlamps.The exterior gets a sportier feel to make sure the two siblings do notlook too similar when compared to the existing Stingray. The interiorssport a touch-screen infotainment system along with other features like rear parking sensors and automatic climate control. Safety featuresinclude dual air-bags and ABS with EBD. Overall, the new models seem to be based on the new Alto platform.
2017Suzuki WagonR and Stingray Release Date and Price
We expect the two new models to arrive in the domestic Indian market by the end of 2017 or even in early 2018. These two new cars will look to compete against the likes of the Renault KWID 1.0-litre. Reports suggest that the upcoming Suzuki WagonR &and the Suzuki WagonR Stingray will be offered in the price range of Rs. 4 and 6 lakhs upon launch.