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Spied: Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Xrest testing in India

Team OD  /
27 Nov 2014 14:53:09 IST

After having survived for nearly 15 years in the Indian market, it looks like the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R soon be getting a new trim called the Maruti Wagon R Xrest. Aproduction model that was recently spotted testing hints at an upcoming launch.

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At the Auto Expo this year, the Xrest was showcasedwith a wide band of black plastic cladding, running all along the lower part of its body. Other features that distinguish it from its regular counterpart are smoked projector headlamps and a new design radiator grille. Darkened tail lamps, a silver-tinted bumper lip and plastic black garnish around the air vents have also been added. The black plastic roof rails add to a slightly more butch appearance that the car is going for. The interiors get beige and black dual-tone treatment. The model spotted, though, does not carry the striking black strip all the way to the rear.

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Since these modifications are purely cosmetic in nature, the Xrest may as well be called a facelift. Maruti Suzuki India Limited seems to have little reason to change things under the hood - thanks to the encouraging numbers that are not dropping despite the car's age.

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The Xrest will most likely come with the familiar 68PS/90Nm making 1.0-litre K10B engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

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Source: gaadiwaadi.com

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