Suzuki taking its time to launch the 3-row Wagon R in Indonesia
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Unveiled in 2013 at an Indonesian Motor Show.
Otomania reports that Suzuki is taking its time to launch the 7-seat Suzuki Wagon R mini MPV in Indonesia. When it launches for sale, the company hopes for a significant growth in the LCGC MPV segment, which only comprises of the Datsun GO+ Panca currently.
Unveiled in 2013 at an Indonesian Motor Show, the 3-row Wagon-R garnered positive attention in a country where MPVs are popular. It measures 3,700 mm (101 mm longer than the regular Wagon R’s 3,599 mm length), thus slotting between Eeco and Ertiga. The wheelbase is confirmed to be identical to the regular Wagon R hatchback.
Under the hood, the Wagon R MPV could pack a 1.2L petrol engine (K-Series petrol engine) in higher grades or a 1.0L K-Series engine for entry-level models. A 5-speed manual will be the standard transmission option, while an AMT option could be considered.
Reports suggest that Maruti is looking to introduce the 7-seat Wagon R in India (codenamed YJC), which was expected to launch in September 2016. The company had already imported petrol and diesel-powered prototypes for testing.
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