The Maruti Wagon R family is set to grow bigger with the inclusion of the diesel variant and 7-seater model, if a recent report from Economic Times is to be believed. The company will launch the next-generation Wagon R in 2017, codenamed as the ‘YCA’.
The YRA will be rolled-out from Maruti’s new car facility in Gujarat which will start trial production in January-2017, while the full-fledged manufacturing will commence in May-2017 and the first car for customer will be rolled-out in mid-2017. The work at its upcoming car factory in Gujarat as already started.
New production house in Gujarat will be selling cars to Maruti Suzuki at a no profit and no loss basis, since Maruti has no stake in the facility. The company saves investment in the plant, helping them to invest more in R&D and marketing activities with the reserve cash. However, these it isn’t well accepted by its shareholders, as they are worried that Suzuki would sell Maruti cars at premium or sell them the factory at a later time for a higher sum.
Coming back to the topic, the next-gen Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options, as well as with manual and automatic gearbox options. The 5-seater Wagon R will compete with cars like Renault XBA, Tata Kite, Hyundai Eon Kappa and Datsun Go, while Wagon R MPV will have Datsun Go+ MPV in its cross hairs.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is an already popular product in the market and adding an extra row of seats will surely appeal to the value conscious buyer.
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Source – Economic Times