Maruti MR Wagon
Maruti showcased the mini hatchback, the MR Wagon, from the Suzuki stable, at the 2012 Auto Expo. The company is known for its range of small cars and we feel this one too will make it to India in petrol, diesel and CNG engine options. The MR Wagon was displayed at the Auto Expo to gauge customer reaction to it. Maruti intends to launch it in the future. From the looks of it it is a typical Japanese hatchback with boxy proportions, but that boxy stylings lends immense practicality to the car in form of a roomy cabin.
The MR Wagon is a Kei car, a class of cars very popular in Japan. These cars are very popular there because of their size and ease of use. The MR Wagon might look small from outside but from the inside its spacious despite being a small car. The rear seats have good headroom and legroom. The interior has lots of features but the design is squarish with an eye for practicality over anything else.
Maruti will offer the MR Wagon with a 1.0-litre petrol engine (KB10), a 3 cylinder version of the FIAT Multi-jet engine as well as CNG option for the petrol one. The Mr Wagon can be a practical addition to the range of Maruti small cars at the present. Despite its boxys tyling it will have takers because of its useful and practical cabin plus its also small on the outside and is extremely easy to drive in traffic and easy to park. No specs are finalised though if launched, the MR Wagon price will start at around Rs 3.5 lakh because if anything highjer it would not do well in the Indian market. But Maruti is a master of pricing and its going to price the MR Wagon around same as the current Wagon R.