Indonesia – Suzuki Wagon R to go on sale this October

Posted on Aug 2 2013 - 11:00am by Nithyanandh K
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Regular Indian Autos Blog readers know that the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R was showcased in Indonesia under the name Suzuki Concept G-II.

Maruti Wagon R facelift high resolution

The Wagon R could be an LCGC (Low Cost Green Car) contender which would be entitled for a tax concession from the Indonesian government. Ever since the Indonesian government announced the LCGC program, the automakers present in the country have been contemplating a locally assembled small car that returns at least 20km/l.

Manufacturers like Toyota, Daihatsu, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Suzuki have identified their LCGC candidates but the technical guidelines of the program is yet to be announced by the government. The announcement is expected to happen sometime soon.

Suzuki Concept-GII Indonesian LCGC model

Wagon R was shown as the Concept G-II in Indonesia.

We brought you news that Toyota is ready to launch its Agya (their LCGC offering) in a matter of weeks from the announcement of the guidelines. Seems like Suzuki is also resorting to the same strategy with the Wagon R a.k.a. G-II.

Speaking to Otomotif.kompas.com, Davy Tuilan, Marketing Director of PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales said that if the LCGC rules are out in September, the company will be able to launch the Wagon R in October. It remains unclear though as to what the car would be called in Indonesia.

The Suzuki G-II showcased in Indonesia is nothing but our facelifted Maruti Wagon R suggesting that the Indonesian plant could be dependant on Maruti for certain components.

[Source: Otomotif.kompas.com]

[Image of the Suzuki Concept G-II from Dapurpacu]

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2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. KTS Automotors August 13, 2013 at - Reply

    Any Major Changes in the Car?

  2. D Mitra August 2, 2013 at - Reply

    MSIL has been sending KD kits to Jakarta since late May, according to shipping registers found on the web (in public domain). Just Google the term A1J310F (the model code for vehicle on the YR9 platform, ie the Indian WagonR)

    Also, nobody seems to have noticed yet, that A1J310F as a 998 cc model has already been registered in the Indonesian Ministry of Industry’s (Kementerian Perindustrian) TPT database as entries for PT. Suzuki Indomobil Motor, under 4 TPT nos. (e.g. 1692/IUBTT/TPT/7/2013)

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