Maruti Suzuki WagonR Xrest hatchback spotted in India

Maruti Suzuki is likely to launch a new variant of the hot selling WagonR hatchback in the coming weeks even as XRest version of the car was spotted on Indian roads. The XRest Edition of the WagonR is a body kitted model that was first unveiled at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. The XRest edition of the WagonR is expected to go on sale as another special edition model in Maruti Suzuki’s car line up. Apart from the body kit that gives a butch stance to the WagonR, the XRest edition also features interior changes.

Here is the list of changes that Maruti Suzuki has made to the WagonR XRest:

  • Body cladding around the car
  • Revised alloy wheels
  • Blacked out B-Pillar, rear garnish and ORVMs
  • Body decals
  • Smoked tail lamps
  • Beige interiors
  • Art leather seats
  • 3-spoke steering wheel with beige cover
  • Faux-wood center console trim

However, the engine and transmission remain unchanged with the 1 liter-3 cylinder K-Series petrol motor (67 Bhp-90 Nm) and the 5 speed manual gearbox continuing to do duty on the car. Maruti Suzuki plans to add an automated manual transmission to the K-Series motor of the WagonR next year. The WagonR may also get a turbo diesel motor in the near future of Maruti Suzuki’s experiment with a small capacity, 800 cc diesel engine on the Celerio finds favour with Indian buyers. The WagonR is Maruti Suzuki’s largest selling B-Segment car, above its budget Alto range.

The XRest edition of the WagonR is meant to make the car more exciting to buyers. Maruti Suzuki has been able to maintain a good sales momentum for the WagonR despite the hatchback being in the Indian car market for years on end, mainly due to the constant stream of refreshes that the automaker has been endowing the tall-boy hatchback with. The XRest Edition looks production ready. Expect to pay a few thousand rupees extra for the special edition version of the WagonR, which is likely to be in Maruti Suzuki showrooms soon.

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