The upcoming 2018 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will boast design updates as well as feature additions; could get SHVS start/stop technology
Maruti Suzuki is working on refreshing its product lineup ahead of the incoming new safety and emission regulations and the top-selling Wagon R is part of the process. Earlier this year, the upcoming 2018 Wagon R was spotted testing with heavy camouflage but it did wear almost production-ready parts leading to a speculation that it could enter the market sooner than expected.
However, it has not happened yet and the waiting could be answered in the coming months. We have come up with a digital rendering based on the spy picture and it explains the exterior changes in which the new Wagon R will be influenced with. The tall hatchback has received a matured yet aggressive front end with updated styling.
The front fascia adorns large honeycomb mesh grille, prominent horizontal strip that connects the sharper headlamps and the Suzuki badge is positioned right in the middle. The bumper has got a lot busier with wider air inlets and new sleeker housing surrounding the round-shaped fog lamps. It also gets skid plate protecting the underside of the affordable hatchback.
The signature silhouette of the Wagon R is kept intact while the body-coloured ORVMs get integrated turn indicators. With little changes on the side profile, the rear section is expected to face some sporty styling revisions to keep the Wagon R expand its lifespan. The interior is likely to receive major updates with feature additions and design tweaks to rival against the highly competitive rivals including the upcoming Hyundai Santro.
Another significant change lies underneath the bonnet as Maruti Suzuki is expected to bring in start/stop technology into the Wagon R range. The SHVS could trickle into other small cars within the domestic portfolio in the near future as well.