2017 Suzuki Wagon R (2017 Maruti Wagon R) rendered, Japanese launch this year
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Features a revolutionary exterior likely to be exclusive to the JDM-spec Wagon R.
A Japanese motoring magazine has created renderings of the next generation Suzuki Wagon R and Suzuki Wagon R Stingray, which is reported to launch in Japan this February. Note that all changes seen here may not necessarily make it to the 2017 Maruti Wagon R, but some design inspiration will be drawn.
According to the renders, both the Wagon R and Wagon R Stingray will retain the boxy tall-boy styling of the outgoing models, but adopts revolutionary design elements that give it a contemporary look. The Wagon R features a bold chrome bar on the grille flanked by a quartet of headlamps, large intakes in the new bumper, a thick B-pillar, and horizontal taillamps positioned below the tailgate.
The more stylish 2017 Suzuki Wagon R Stingray has a large angular grille, swept-back projector headlamps, large intakes in the bumper which house fog lamps, side skirts, new alloy wheels, and clear lens taillamps at the back.
As both models are sold as ‘kei cars’ in Japan, the next gen Suzuki Wagon R and Wagon R Stingray will pack a 660 cc R06A engine available in turbocharged and naturally aspirated guises, paired with a 5-speed manual or CVT. It will come equipped with S-Energy Charge, which combines an ISG (integrated starter generator) powered by a lithium-ion battery pack.
Maruti Suzuki will reportedly manufacture the next-gen Wagon R at Suzuki’s Gujarat plant, with a seven-seat variant also in the plan.