The premium variant of the latest Wagon R rumoured to be sold through the NEXA dealerships has been spied yet again. The latest sighting reveals that it will feature split headlamps, which will be a first for any hatchback in India.
In the same way as the Maruti XL6 derived from the Maruti Ertiga, the premium variant of the latest Maruti Wagon R will pack a more stylish exterior and more advanced equipment if it'll be a NEXA product. In addition to the split headlamps, it will flaunt a unique design for the upper grille, lower grille and the front bumper, repositioned fog lamps, 15-inch black alloy wheels and LED tail lamps and high-mounted stop lamp. This premium variant could be given a completely new identity following the same strategy as the XL6.
The premium variant of the latest Maruti Wagon R would be offered in an additional paint option that is exclusive to all the vehicles sold through NEXA - NEXA Blue. The interior design will likely be the same, but there might be a few differences such as unique trim and upholstery and additional comfort and convenience features.
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In terms of engines, the premium Wagon R may use the same 1.0- and 1.2L petrol engine options as its donor model. The smaller BS-IV K10B three-cylinder engine is rated to deliver 50 kW (67.98 PS) of max power at 5,500 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. The bigger BS-VI K12M four-cylinder engine pushes out 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 5-speed automated manual should be the transmission choices.