Suzuki-Toyota partnership has been going well with the launch of Glanza and Urban cruise, the rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Vitara Brezza. The partnership will extend further with the Belta, Rebadge of the Maruti Ciaz which will be launched this year. But now some pics have emerged where the WagonR was spotted testing, but with Toyota badge on it.
Wagon R has been one of the best sellers for Maruti, it registered around average sales of 18k units in the last 6 months. Adding this to the Toyota lineup could boost the figures even further. We have seen the Wagon R testing over the past few months, the variant is expected to be called the XL5 upon launch. This is going to be a premium version of the Wagon R and it will be sold under the Nexa roof.
To begin with, the Toyota Wagon R gets a redesigned front bumper, a new grille, projector headlamps with LED DRL. The current Wagon R sits on a 14-inch steel wheel, the new Wagon R gets a 15-inch alloy which is seen in the Maruti Ignis. The rear also gets a new profile with LED taillights and a new bumper with a high mounted stoplight. It gets new plastic cladding all around the car.
The interiors get updated and the Toyota WagonR gets more premium fittings when compared to Maruti Wagon R. Like the XL6 the Toyota WagonR could receive a dark colour scheme on the inside and also new features could be added to distinguish it from the current generation.
Engine options on the new Toyota WagonR
There are reports that both Maruti and Toyota have plans on launching a small electric car in India. But the spied test mule had engine sounds thus ruling out the electric option. As for the engine options, the current Wagon R is sold in two options 1.0L K10 engine and the 1.2L K12 engine. The 1.0L engine makes 67 bhp and 90nm of torque and the 1.2L engine makes 82bhp and 113 nm of torque. The transmission options include both 5-speed manual transmission and an AMT option. But it is most likely that the Toyota WagonR only comes in a 1.2L engine option.
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