A new day and a new car for Japanese carmaker Toyota to copy! This time it’s the tall-boy hatchback, The Maruti Suzuki WagonR. Or should we call it the Toyota WagonR?
Yes, This might hit you hard but we think that Toyota is planning to launch a rebadged version of the Maruti WagonR. by the end of this year. A new test mule has been spotted testing in Gurugram.
This video shared by Youtube Channel MRD Cars shows the test mule which looks quite similar to the WagonR. This particular test mule had no badging or camouflage which made it difficult for us to guess the brand.
However, upon closer inspection, you can clearly notice that the test mule sports alloy wheels sourced from the Maruti Suzuki Ignis which also had the Toyota badging.
Are there any visual changes?
- The rebadged version of the WagonR does feature a couple of changes on the outside.
- These changes include a slightly redesigned back profile which now has a pair of LED taillamps.
- We also get to see LED indicators integrated on the ORVMs.
- On the front, the rumoured rebadged version does look a lot different than the current-gen WagonR.
- It gets a more elongated nose with sharp creases. There also sits a new pair of LED head and fog lamps.
- Looking at the image closely, the test mule does resemble the likes of the WagonR EV that Maruti has been testing for quite sometime now.
- Well, it seems like Maruti was testing a product for its partner this whole time.
- The test mule also featured a pair of alloy wheels, sourced from the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, but with the Toyota badge.
- With its launch, the new rebadged Toyota WagonR will set its eyes on the Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago and the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.
What will Toyota Name it?
As per the document leaked by MotorBeam, we expect Toyota to name the upcoming WagonR as Toyota Hyryder. What do you think of this name coming soon after ‘Belta’? Do let us know in the comments section below!
What’s under the hood?
- It is rumoured to get the same 1.2-litre NA petrol engine.
- This unit generates 81.80bhp @6000rpm with a peak torque of 113Nm@4200rpm.
- Transmission options might include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed AT.