Indonesia – Suzuki Wagon R 7-seater MPV revealed!

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013 - 10:51am IST

In a surprise move, that has also surprised our Indonesian representatives, Suzuki has revealed a new concept based on the Wagon R. The Suzuki Karimun Wagon R 3 Rows Concept is an MPV that Suzuki decided to show unexpectedly a couple of days ago at the 2013 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS).

Suzuki Karimun Wagon R 7-seater MPV
The wheelbase on this concept is unaltered, hence the overall length could be below 4 meters.

Our local representatives report that the Stingray show car was replaced by this concept on 28th September, the second last day of the 10-day long exhibition. This year’s IIMS has seen low-cost MPVs such as the Honda Mobilio and the Datsun Go+ being revealed, maybe Suzuki wanted to get a bit of attention as well.

As you can see from these images, the three-row Wagon R seems to have a couple of centimeters added just after its rear wheels. While the company has not disclosed any details about this concept, they confirm that the wheelbase has been unaltered.

Suzuki Karimun Wagon R 7-seater MPV third row seats
This Wagon R has seating for 7 people, though the third row is best for children only.

Says Davy Tuilan, Marketing Director of PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales – “It’s still a concept and no decision has been made”. However, it has been confirmed that if this Wagon R goes into production, it would be a contender for the Indonesian LCGC (Low Cost Green Car) project, thereby availing some tax benefits.

Slotting below the Ertiga, this Wagon R MPV would rival the Datsun Go+, a sub-4m 7-seat MPV with a price less than 100 million Indonesian Rupiah (INR 5.37 lakhs).

Images – Thanks to photographers Okezone, Dapurpacu and Kompass.

Suzuki Karimun Wagon R 3 Rows Concept Image Gallery

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9 thoughts on “Indonesia – Suzuki Wagon R 7-seater MPV revealed!

  1. Kalpesh Kumar says:

    Why and for whom the MARUTI is wating for to launch i haope the y understan the market and people of india to make sure how and when to launch what, but for in this case this car should have been launched till date instead of launching the stingray .

  2. B.Shankar says:

    This new variant of Wagon R will certainly replace Eeco!

  3. B.Shankar says:

    Presently, Iam having Eeco. But, I want to buy Wagon R 7 seater after its launch in India. Let, Maruthi Suzuki launch it soon in India!. Waiting eagerly.

  4. Both, this and the Datsun Go+ are newcomers that will go head to head locking horns and also at the same time, killing the Quanto for sure!

  5. sandy says:

    Thankfully, its a concept since the dynamic of WagonR is good for commuting within limitation whether its city area or speedometer area. I never feel this being safe, but if it gets green signal in India it may replace Eeco van.

  6. D Mitra says:

    Changhe Suzuki has already done this with the Beidouxing X5 and that vehicle is on the market but, yes, that is an earlier Wagon R.

    1. Hi Mr. Mitra, Changhe’s Wagon R was just a long wheelbase model, not a three-row MPV such as this one!

      1. D Mitra says:

        Thanks, Shrawan, for pointing that out. My comment was more a reaction to the concept of stretching the Wagon R, rather than seating capacity. My mistake on not making that evident in the comment.

        But, hey, this was one great scoop!

      2. Your comment was absolutely right, always a delight to see well-informed comments from readers.

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