Suzuki Solio spotted testing in India

Suzuki Solio spotted testing in India New Maruti Suzuki
author image Bilal Firfiray
Thursday 08 March 2018, 14:41 PM

CarWale reader Lakshay Arora spotted the Suzuki Solio being tested on the streets of South Delhi.

Maruti Suzuki showcased the Solio in India back in 2012 at the Auto Expo. The show car was a seven-seater but the car spotted here is a sub-four metre five-seater. However, it can be seen in the images that the tested vehicle has sliding doors for rear passengers like in the Japanese market. The cabin is spacious and modern while the styling is according to the Japanese liking which might not sate the Indian tastebuds. The Solio is slightly bigger in dimensions compared to the Indian-spec Wagon R. Based on the new Heartech platform, it is powered by a 1.2-litre K12 engine just like the Swift in the Japanese market producing 91bhp and 118Nm. It comes with a hybrid variant as well as a five-speed AMT transmission as standard. Additionally, the two hybrid variants can also be had with a CVT automatic gearbox with the choice of an all-wheel-drive as well.

Maruti Suzuki has no plans of introducing the Solio in India anytime soon. However, we know that the current gen Wagon R is due for a generation update. Maruti might be testing the Solio as a benchmark for the new Wagon R or it could be a part testing for any of the upcoming Maruti product under the Solio body.

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