There are a lot of rumours about Maruti Suzuki preparing an all-electric version of the WagonR running for a long time now. While several spy pictures of camouflaged test mules indicated this development, a recent set of spy pictures cleared some air around it. In these pictures, we can see a fully uncovered car seen near Maruti Suzuki’s production facility in Manesar, which looks like it is based on the current-gen Maruti Suzuki Wagon R. There are a few design observations in this car, which strengthen the belief that it is the all-new WagonR electric.
The pictures by BGR here give a very clear look at the front and rear profiles of the new Maruti Suzuki WagonR electric. Starting with the front profile, the electric WagonR seen in the pictures has a very different front fascia compared to the currently-available petrol-powered WagonR. This version has a substantially different-looking front face, which has a closed grille theme with a T-shaped gloss black trim running across the width.
The car here has a split design for the front headlamps, with the upper housing on the edges of the T-shaped black garnish housing the turn indicators and the main headlamps placed lower on the front bumper. These pentagonal housings for the main headlamps get projectors within them, which are expected to be LED units like those in the Ignis. The lower part of the front bumper also looks tweaked with new housings for the fog lamps engulfed within a long blacked panel.
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The rear profile of the WagonR electric spotted also looks different from the petrol-powered WagonR, though the changes are not as substantial as those of the front look of the car. The electric WagonR seen here gets the same vertical alignment for the tail lamps, but they get a clear-lens effect, much like seen in the recently updated XL6. These clear lens lights in the tail lamps get gloss black surrounds which merge with the blacked treatment on the C-pillars.
The corners of the rear bumper of this electric WagonR have vertically-aligned reflectors, which make the rear profile of this WagonR look sharp and wide. The lower part of the rear bumper has the same long and wide hexagonal black garnish as seen in the front profile. The dimensions and overall tall boy stance of the electric WagonR look similar to those of the petrol version of the car. The absence of an exhaust tip at the back confirms that it is indeed an electric vehicle.
While the visuals of the interior are not visible in the pictures here, we can expect subtle tweaks to the cabin of the electric WagonR. These changes might include the new Smartplay Pro infotainment system and a fully-digital instrument console. Given its price positioning, expect the electric WagonR to arrive in the price bracket of Rs 8-10 lakh, and it will be sold through the NEXA chain of premium outlets.
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