SPIED: Registered Maruti Wagon R XRest spotted on the move – is this a crossover variant?

We’ve seen it at the 2014 Auto Expo in February; now it’s time for it to be spotted on the move. Folks at GaadiWaadi have this solitary shot of the Maruti Wagon R XRest on a trial run somewhere in India. Thanks mate! At the moment, we are not sure if it’s a test-mule or the expo Wagon R XRest edition put on official duty by the company.

spied-maruti-wagon-r-xrest-crossover-sideThe Wagon R XRest looks much much better than the normal version which looks just like a box on wheels.

As our GaadiWaadi spyshots have divulged, the Wagon R XRest edition features a black cladding throughout the lower part of its body and there’s some more under-cladding (now in silver) running all around. There are roof rails thrown in too, and even the mirrors are brushed with the cladding work. At the rear, changes are minimal with black cladding below the windscreen and smoked tail lights.

spied-maruti-wagon-r-xrest-crossover-interior-insideInterior give the Wagon R XRest a up-market feel compared the regular Wagon R.

The Wagon R XRest gets new 7-spoke alloy wheels. On the inside, the Wagon R XRest gets a new dual-tone dashboard done up in beige and brown, while the centre console is finished in wood. The fabric upholstered seats lend a premium look with the beige-black colour scheme. It looks like the car is being tested for approval, which possibly means that it will make its Indian debut soon.

spied-maruti-wagon-r-xrest-crossover-exterior-outsideFrom the side, the Wagon R XRest looks macho with roof rails and body cladding.

Mechanically, the Wagon R XRest is expected to be powered by the tried and tested 1.0-litre K-Series petrol motor producing 68 PS of power and 90 Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed manual transmission without any tuning. If launched, the Wagon R XRest will be priced and slotted higher than the regular Wagon R. And it will compete with the two other soft crossovers on-sale in India; Toyota Etios Cross and Volkswagen Polo Cross.

spied-maruti-wagon-r-xrest-crossover-rearAt the rear, the Wagon R XRest only gets a black cladding below the windscreen and smoked tail lights.

On the other hands, the company’s ‘Blue eyed boy’ the Wagon R has crossed the 15 lakh units benchmark in the country. The Wagon R for long has been among the top 5 selling cars in the India market being branded as the ideal family car.  Maruti Suzuki sold 156,300 units of the Wagon R in 2013-14 and for the current year, these sales have exceeded by 93,000 units.

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