Maruti will soon launch the Maruti Wagon-R StingRay in India as the car has been spotted undergoing a photo shoot for an advertisement here. Since the car has already reached the photo-shoot stage for an ad campaign we can only speculate that a launch could happen just in time for the festive season.
The Wagon-R StingRay shares its body shell with the current generation Wagon-R, but has some unique cosmetic changes that make it standout. In Japan, this car was introduced as a special-edition Wagon-R with new headlamps, new grille, new bumper, new fenders and a sporty kit including a spoiler and skirts. Also read: Maruti to launch Wagon-R StingRay this year
The car also gets all-new interiors in full black and will come feature loaded including everything from a rear-defogger and wiper, integrated music system, power windows, central locking, power mirrors to alloys and fog lamps. In terms of safety it is likely to have ABS and a single airbag. The rear seats will add a degree of flexibility, being of the split-folding type. Since its dimensions are identical to the current Wagon-R, expect no changes to the space it offers – and it is one of the most spacious cars in its segment. Also read: Maruti Wagon-R facelift with better mileage
The Wagon-R StingRay is likely to coexist with the present Wagon-R and will give Maruti room to position it just above the current Wagon-R, to effectively compete with the Hyundai i10 and the Ford Figo on pricing, in the Rs. 4.5 lakh range. Also see: How to buy a used WagonR
In Japan this car comes with a 660 cc engine owing to Kei car norms, but in India, it will likely have the same 1-litre K-Series petrol engine putting out 67 bhp of power like the current Wagon-R. However, there could be a slim chance of Maruti surprising the world with a 1-litre diesel engine in this car as well – given that development of a three-cylinder, 1-litre diesel engine is also underway at Maruti. The timing seems just right, and this would be a coup that could catapult the Wagon-R up the sales charts.
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