Suzuki Solio has been spied testing in Gurugram, Haryana, in a totally undisguised avatar. Sharing underpinnings with the WagonR, it has a tall-boy stance that gives it a boxy semblance. It is however not clear if the car is being tested to be launched in India or for some other purpose. The model was first brought to India at the 2012 Auto Expo and has been spotted testing several times since then. While the model did not have any camouflage, the Suzuki logo was covered with the masking tape.
Sold in the international markets, the Suzuki Solio is available as a seven-seater mini-MPV, featuring 5+2 seating layout. The model measures less than 4 meters in length and sports boxy proportions. Moreover, the tall side profile is in line with its smaller cousin, WagonR. Round the back, Suzuki Solio gets an upright windshield along with a roof spoiler. The highlight of the 7-seater MPV is the electric sliding rear doors.
On the inside, it gets centrally mounted instrument cluster, a touchscreen infotainment system, and a three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel. The center console gets a silver finish for a premium look.
In the Japanese market, Suzuki Solio is offered with a hybrid powertrain. The 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine good for maximum power of 90bhp against the top torque of 118Nm comes with a motor generator unit (MGU) and transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed AMT gearbox.
While Solio may or may not be launched in India, Maruti Suzuki India is planning a new-generation Maruti WagonR for the domestic market that is likely to be rolled out in both five and seven-seat options. The mechanicals could be retained from the current model and Maruti could also offer ABS and airbags as standard provisions.
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