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Maruti WagonR 7 seater planned for debut at 2016 Auto Expo

 
Maruti WagonR 7 seater

Maruti Suzuki could show off its new WagonR 7 seater at the 2016 Auto Expo in February.

Maruti WagonR 7 seater is expected to make India debut next month. The car will be on display at 2016 Delhi Auto Expo from 5-9 Feb 2016. The WagonR 7 seater was earlier seen at the 2013 Indonesia Motor Show. It is expected to be launched in India by mid to end of 2016.

Based on an extended version of the WagonR currently on sale, the WagonR 7 seater is expected to be offered in a choice of both petrol and diesel engines. It could be priced INR 80,000-INR 90,000 over the existing WagonR hatchback. We expect the MPV to have a price tag of INR 4.5 – INR 6.5 lakh.

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Maruti WagonR 7 seater will be powered by a 0.8 liter twin cylinder DDiS 125 engine that also powers the Celerio. Petrol engine will be in the form of a 1.0 liter three cylinder K Series engine. Both engines will be mated to 5 speed manual or 5 speed AMT. LPG and CNG options may also be on offer.

Maruti Suzuki WagonR 7 seater will have added ground clearance while interiors will be done up in beige and purple. Dimensions have been extended marginally to make way for an additional row of seating. The 7 seater WagonR measures 3,700mm in length which is 101mm longer than the WagonR while it is 295mm shorter than the Datsun Go+, its only rival in its segment.

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A single model of the Maruti Suzuki WagonR 7 seater has been imported into the country for testing. It is currently being tuned to Indian road conditions. Slotted between Maruti Suzuki Eeco and Ertiga, Maruti WagonR 7 seater will compete with the single compact MPV the Datsun Go+ when officially launched.

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