Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch a premium variant of the Wagon R the same way as the Ertiga-derived XL6. The premium variant of the Wagon R has been spotted a few times earlier this month. using details from the spy shots, IAB's digital artist Shoeb Kalania has produced a rendering which gives us a hint about the exterior design of the upcoming derivative.
Just like the new XL6, the premium variant of the Wagon R will be differentiated from the donor vehicle with more stylish exteriors and advanced equipment. It is also said to be a NEXA product. In terms of exterior looks, the most prominent change will be the use of split headlamps with high-set bonnet mounted LED DRLs and lower-set main lights. Other bits complementing its new design will include uniquely designed upper grille, lower grille, front bumper and repositioned fog lamps. As seen in the image (above) it will also get silver touch-ups on the lower side of the front bumper and the side body baseline. Other prominent design updates will be seen in terms of 15-inch black alloy wheels (borrowed from Ignis) and LED tail lamps and high-mounted stop lamp.
The premium variant of the latest Maruti Wagon R will also be made available in the NEXA Blue paint scheme which is exclusive to all the models sold via NEXA dealerships. On the other hand, its cabin is likely to remain unchanged but could sport a unique trim and upholstery. Furthermore, one could also expect it to be equipped with additional comfort and convenience features.
In terms of mechanicals, the premium variant of the Wagon R is most likely to use the same 1.0- and 1.2L petrol engine options. Speaking of which, the BS-IV K10B three-cylinder engine delivers 50 kW (67.98 PS) of max power at 5,500 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm, while the BS-VI K12M four-cylinder engine is rated to deliver 61 kW (82.94 PS) of maximum power at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of peak torque at 4,200 rpm. 5-speed manual and a 5-speed automated manual will likely be the transmission choices.