The Indo-Japanese manufacturer is also testing new generation Wagon R in India and it is expected to make India debut later this year
Suzuki Solio MPV spotted in India once again and this time the test mule was spied near Faridabad. The current generation Solio made its debut in 2011 followed by a facelift in 2015 and it is one of the popular models of the company in Japan. According to some reports, the Solio is currently being tested in India as part of the development of 7 seater Wagon R.
But Solio and Wagon R uses two different platform as Solio is underpinned by new Heartect platform which is the base for most of new generation models of Suzuki but the company is using a modified platform of current Wagon R for new model as Heartect platform will increase the price, which could make it out of reach of most of the customers.
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Maruti could use all the information gathered from testing of Solio in India roads to make 7 seater Wagon R perfectly suited for India. The Indo-Japanese manufacturer is also testing new generation Wagon R in India, which is expected to make its India debut later this year possibly by Diwali to capitalize on festival season rush.
In India, 7 seater Wagon R will measure under 4 metres as it will get excise duty benefits which will help the company to price it well against competitors like Datsun Go Plus. In Japan, the Solio is powered by 1.2 L K-Series engine producing 91 PS of power and 118 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to 5 speed manual and in India, Maruti will offer an AMT gearbox also.
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The Solio is also available as a mild-hybrid model which gets 3 Ah Lithium-ion battery and a full hybrid variant with 4.4 A Lithium-ion battery. The Japanese manufacturer is also offering a four wheel drive model along with regular front wheel drive variant which is exclusively mated to 5 speed AMT gearbox. We can expect more details of 7 seater Wagon-R to come out, once the new generation model launched in India.