Maruti Suzuki is ready to launch a new WagonR with updated engine in India. The company has already invested about Rs. 290 crores for upgrading the model and to make it compliant with the new emission norms. It will feature the K10B engine which will be fully compliant with the new Bharat Stage IV norms.
"This (new WagonR) is not a minor change, but a full model change. So, lot of investment have gone for it. We have invested about Rs 290 crore for upgrading the model," said Maruti Suzuki India Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales) Mayank Pareek. He also stated further that the WagonR model is currently available as Duo and the new variant will be petrol only. Any LPG model or CNG model is not on card as of now. The company will decide new variants depending upon the customer response from the market.
MSIL has sold about 8.5 lakh units of WagonR since its launch in the Indian market. Currently, it sells about 10,000- 12,000 units per month where Duo consists of 20 percent of its sales.