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).
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.
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.