The Maruti XL5 has been spotted again testing on the roads of the countries capital. The XL5 is going to be the premium offering that Maruti offers from its Nexa showrooms and will add to their line-up. These spy shots were shared by our reader Gaurav Sharma. So why another car based on the WagonR hatchback? When will it come? And what should we expect? Find out everything, spy shots and more below.
Maruti XL5 What is it?
Essentially, it is the Maruti WagonR that has been spruced up enough so that it can pass through the doors of a Nexa dealership. So what does the sprucing up involve? Like we recently saw the Maruti XL6, there will be considerable changes to the exterior. Like we can see the spy shots, the front of the car has been changed completely. The hood is now more curved with the design completely changed, there is a new split headlight design with a DRL and lower fog lamps, a new grille also has been applied. The side is where there are the least changes involved, the silhouette of the car is unmistakably WagonR and has not changed. The only change on the side is that the car now gets black alloy wheels from the Maruti Ignis. In the rear, we can see that the taillights are going to be the same as the WagonR. On the inside, we can expect better upholstery and some more features that we will come to know close to the unveiling of this car.
The car will be using the same engine from the WagonR in the same state of tune – the 1.2-litre BS6 compliant engine that produces 82 bhp and 113Nm of torque. This engine will get the option of both a five-speed manual and an AMT gearbox.
Price and Launch
The current WagonR priced between Rs 4.4 lakhs and Rs 5.9 lakhs (ex-showroom) is sold from the brands’ Arena dealerships. The Maruti XL5 will be slightly expensive and will be retailed from the Nexa dealerships.