For a long time now, Maruti Suzuki is testing the WagonR EV on the Indian roads. We have also spotted the all-new WagonR testing under camouflage even after its launch. While many thought that Maruti Suzuki is testing a premium variant of the WagonR, which is likely to get the name XL5, a new video has put a full stop to these rumours.
A new video on MRD Cars shows the new WagonR without any camouflage. It reveals a few changes to the overall design of the hatchback. However, the most interesting part here is the Toyota logo on the WagonR. With the spotting of this test mule, we can now confirm that Toyota will soon launch a rebadged version of the WagonR in the coming months. Toyota already sells the rebadged Vitara Brezza and the Baleno. Also, Toyota will launch the rebadged version of the Ciaz and will name it Belta in the market. The production name of Toyota’s iteration of the WagonR is not known yet.
The video shows the car from all around. It was caught testing in Gurugram, Haryana and the video shows that the front of the car has changed completely. Toyota has redesigned the front to add a new slim grille and the turn indicators are located on the flanks. The design of the headlamps has changed too and they are repositioned on the front bumper to give a split headlamp look.
The rear also has a few changes but they are not as drastic as the front-end. There are smoked tail lamp clusters in the rear. Also, the shape and design of the bumper have changed and it now gets vertical reflectors on the sides.
Same engine options
Just like the previous two rebadged products, Toyota will not offer any different engine options with rebadged WagonR too. It will get a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 67 Bhp and 90 Nm of peak torque. There will be the more powerful 1.2-litre four-cylinder K12 engine as well. It will produce a maximum power of 82 Bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque. There will be an option for manual as well as AMT automatic transmission.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR is the best-selling factory-fitted CNG car in the Indian market. Toyota may also offer the same variant. However, we cannot confirm that at this moment. Toyota and Suzuki are yet to make any comment on the developments and there is no official announcement from the brands.
Toyota’s rebadged products in India
After Toyota and Suzuki Motor Corp joined their hands at a global level and agreed to share products and technology to produce new cars, the rebadged version of the Baleno was the first car to be launched in India by Toyota. While there are no changes to the Baleno except for the logo, the Glanza did quite well in the market. With the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza facelift, Toyota made a few changes to the design of the Vitara Brezza to make it look different. The WagonR in Toyota’s clothes looks really different from Maruti Suzuki’s version. With the upcoming Ciaz, which will be rebadged and launched as Belta by Toyota, we can expect even more changes to the car.