Suzuki Solio is a premium hatchback which is based on the same platform as the new WagonR. Now, the car has been spied on Indian roads by reader Gourav.
To be launched as the new generation WagonR, and codenamed Project YCA, this new Maruti Suzuki car will be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo fo gauge customer interest. Most likely, the car will go ahead and enter production at company’s plant in Gujarat.
Internationally, the Solio is offered as a 5 seater variant. But in India, it is expected to be offered in 5 and 7 seater variants. The former will compete with cars like Renault Kwid, Tata Tiago, Datsun Go, etc, while WagonR MPV 7 seater variant will rival the likes of Datsun Go+ MPV.
Featuring best in class legroom and headroom, the new Maruti WagonR will feature premium quality interiors. It will also get touchscreen infotainment system along with navigation, reverse park assist, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.
Internationally the Solio is offered with a hybrid powertrain as well. But in India, expect it to be offered with a petrol as well as diesel engine option. The smaller 5 seater variant could get the 1.0 liter mill from the current WagonR, while the bigger 7 seater variant will get a 1.2 liter petrol mill from the Swift and 1.3 liter diesel engine.
Over the last few years, Maruti has been focusing on making their products more of an premium offering, rather than an entry level offering. Be it the new Swift or Dzire, all their new car launches in the recent times have featured impressive quality interiors and features. Same can be expected with the new WagonR variants. More details will be revealed once the car is revealed at the 2018 Auto Expo next month.