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      Maruti Suzuki to introduce R3 later this year?

      Bloomberg reports that the three-row R3 MPV from Maruti Suzuki will be set afloat this year. Quoting a senior financial officer, the R3 targets customers of Innova and Xylo. IAB readers will know extra details on the Maruti R3 as we’ve posted on the vehicle during its early stages of development.

      Here are some facts on the Maruti R3 -

      1) The production model will be called something else.
      2) It will based on an extended SX4 platform
      3) Safety standards will not comply to that of developed markets. It is a vehicle for the emerging markets which could later be tweaked to be eligible for overseas markets with strict safety and emission norms in place.
      4) Marginally smaller than the Innova, R3 will seat 6-7 people.
      5) Expect it to come with the Swift’s 1.2 liter K-Series engine or the SX4’s 1.6 liter VVT engine. 1.2- or 1.6-liter VW diesel engines cannot be ruled out, but diesel engines from Fiat is a very realistic expectation.
      6) The R3 is a FWD vehicle unlike the Innova or Xylo.
      7) Futuristic tailgate and rear hinged doors will not appear on the production model. Concept to production transition should happen in a cost-conscious environment.
      Seating options will be flexible. Maruti will offer captain seats on the top-end model with beige interiors.
      9) Knowing Maruti well, one can expect LPG and CNG variants 12-18 months into the launch.
      If the R3 isn’t out on the market by Diwali, we should see it at the Auto Expo next year.

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      Now don't tell me we have to run for our money if the same design is kept in production model also. I think this will be a hit atleast for the captain seat version. But the 3rd row window is very small as shown in this model. Hope maruti's tag will help its sales
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      Quote Originally Posted by shishirbn View Post
      Now don't tell me we have to run for our money if the same design is kept in production model also.
      I dont think they will retain the same design as like you had mentioned the cost will be high. The Link above says the same thing. I am expecting some weird shape vehicle coming out as the final design
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      Quote Originally Posted by KRRaj View Post
      I am expecting some weird shape vehicle coming out as the final design
      Hope they don't pull the WagonR finally
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      Quote Originally Posted by shishirbn View Post
      Hope they don't pull the WagonR finally
      We wouldnt want Aargee banging his head eh?
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      Quote Originally Posted by KRRaj View Post
      We wouldnt want Aargee banging his head eh?
      No No. He might trade off the Hatch WagonR to the SUV WagonR. Advantage for him right.
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