Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Electric retains the silhouette of the ICE model, might claim a decent range
After nearly a year’s gap, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Electric has been spotted again on test completely undisguised. The Indo-Japanese maker is testing the product for years just to make sure the EV is as reliable as its ICE cars.
From the pictures of the test mule, the design of the upcoming Maruti Suzuki EV looks nearly finalised. Based on the regular ICE powered Wagon R, the electric hatchback features the same side profile but the front fascia has been altered.
There are new headlights while the radiator grille has been replaced with a slim blanking trim piece that connects the lighting units which house the indicators.
The new front bumper features a rather narrow air intake which is flanked by fog lights, and the bumper at the back has also been completely redesigned. The same however, cannot be said about the tail gate.
Stepping inside, although there are no interior images of this Maruti Wagon R EV, there will be a mildly revised instrument cluster and new air-con controls with a digital readout and, of course, the gear selector would be different too.
Annoyingly, details about the Wagon R EV’s powertrain are next to non-existent. But, it is expected to come with a city driving range anywhere between 150 km to 200 km and should support fast charging as well.
Likely to be retailed through Maruti’s Nexa chain of showrooms, when it gets launched in the market, the electric hatchback should be priced right in order to sell well in India. Expect the launch happening sometime in 2025.