Suzuki Solio Compact 7-Seater MPV Is Coming To Auto Expo
2018 Auto Expo will witness some of the really exciting new products. While there will be an all-new range of passenger and commercial vehicles, around 50 electric and hybrid vehicles will also debut at the event. India’s largest passenger carmaker, Maruti Suzuki has already confirmed that it will showcase the futuristic e-Survivor electric SUV concept at the biennial event. According to a latest report, the Indo-Japanese carmaker will also display its new-generation hybrid technology which also does duty in the Japan-spec Suzuki Solio.
Just so you know, the Suzuki Solio compact 7-seater MPV was recently spotted uncamouflaged in Gurugram, Haryana. This indicates that the carmaker might unveil the Solio MPV with hybrid powertrain at the Expo. Just to jog your memory, the Suzuki Solio was first previewed at the Auto Expo in 2012.
Maruti Suzuki Solio Exterior & Interior
The Suzuki Solio is essentially the WagonR hatchback based MPV with bigger proportions. It’s taller and more premium than its donor sibling. This sub-4 meter compact MPV is, currently, on sale in the Japanese and Chinese markets. Sitting on a long wheelbase, the car offers a spacious cabin with ample head and legroom.
The upright and tall stance gives the Solio a boxy appearance. The car features an upright rear windshield, thick chrome strip with clear lens taillamps and a roof spoiler at the rear end. Interior of the Suzuki Solio comes equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system, 3-spoke, multi functional steering wheel and centrally mounted instrument cluster.
Maruti Suzuki Solio Specifications
In the Japanese market, the Suzuki Solio is available with a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine coupled to a motor generator unit (MGU). This hybrid powertrain develops a maximum power output of 90bhp and 118Nm of peak torque. Transmission option on offer is a 5-speed AMT (Automated Manual Transmission). Maruti Suzuki might showcase the vehicle with same hybrid powertrain at the Expo.
Maruti Suzuki Solio India Launch
A latest ET Auto report claims that Maruti Suzuki will showcase its new-generation hybrid technology, which is already used in the Suzuki Solio in Japan. Since the compact MPV was recently snapped in Gurugram, there is a possibility it might put up on display at the Auto Expo this week.
Maruti Suzuki Solio Key Features
Remote control electric sliding rear doors
Upright rear windshield
Thick chrome strip with clear lens taillamps
Touchscreen infotainment system
3-spoke, multi functional steering wheel