Every manufacturer in the country is currently moving towards electric vehicle and Maruti Suzuki is also doing the same. Maruti has been testing their electric vehicles on Indian roads for very long time now. About an year ago, Maruti started the testing the electric vehicles extensively and had a fleet 50 electric WagonR hatchbacks on our roads. Now, we have a video that shows how the upcoming electric vehicle will look like from the outside and inside. The WagonR electric was recently spotted on our roads and it looks nothing like the test mule that was deployed an year ago.
The video has been uploaded by 91wheels on their youtube channel. The video shows a heavily camouflaged hatchback stuck at a traffic signal. The design of the electric WagonR will be different from that of the petrol powered one. It looks like the indicators will be placed above and the headlamps will be closer to the bumper, like what we have seen in Kona electric SUV. The video then shows the alloy wheels that are similar to the one that we have seen in Maruti Ignis.
Video then reveals the interiors of the electric WagonR. The first thing that you would notice is the large infotainment screen which looks a bit more upmarket from the one in current gen petrol WagonR. Then on the gear lever there is ‘B’ and ‘D’ marked. The gearbox is automatic and the ‘B’ marking on the gear knob area indicates brake regeneration function. It is basically a technology that generates power via braking and charges the car battery. It could be low cost alternative for the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) that is seen on premium electric cars.
Apart from the gear knob details like automatic climate control, multi function steering wheel, non-adjustable headrests, air-con vents and fabric seats can be seen in the video. The rear of the electric WagonR looks similar to the petrol version. It has the same vertical tail lights. The design of the car is more similar to the XL5 that was spotted before. It is the premium version of the WagonR which will be sold via Nexa dealerships. As of now there is no confirmation on the range of the vehicle or when Maruti will be launching it. We expect to see the WagonR electric in the upcoming Auto Expo next month.
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