Japan-bound 2017 Suzuki WagonR images surface

Fresh images of 2017 Suzuki WagonR and Stingray have surfaced ahead of its official launch in Japan. The next-gen models have been given a complete new makeover and does not share any resemblance to the existing model. It is likely that the new model will continue to be powered existing engine options.

Based on what can be seen, the new WagonR sports a new front fascia with split headlamps and a large two part grille. The large bumper gets big air-dam and round fog lamps on the sides. The side profile has been revised for a bolder appeal with large B-Pillar and more pronounced wheel arches. For freshness, the new model also comes with new alloys and new ORVMs which now sit on the door. The rear however looks pretty sober with a plain tailgate, low taillights and an integrated rear spoiler.

The Suzuki WagonR Stingray on the other hand gets a large chrome grille on the front, low positioned wide air-dams, round fog lamp enclosure and vertical projector headlamps. Additionally, it also gets a sporty body kit to distinguish itself from the regular WagonR hatchback. Both the vehicle might continue to be powered by existing 660cc petrol engine. In terms of features, it will be loaded with touch-screen infotainment system, rear parking sensors and automatic climate control. As for safety, it will offer dual air bags and ABS with EBD.

Maruti has no immediate plans to introduce the next-gen model in the Indian market anytime soon. If launched, in terms of design it will be a toned down version of the Japan-bound model. However, the new model in India shall continue to be powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine that generates 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. Along with 5-speed manual transmission, the new model will also get an AMT option. More details will be known at a later date.