Besides launching the highly anticipated Celerio and unveiling the Ciaz and SX4 S-Cross, Maruti Suzuki has displayed a host of show cars. Among these are the Alto 800 Browzer and the WagonR Xrest. As the name suggests, these cars are special editions of the Alto 800 and WagonR respectively.
Maruti says that the Alto 800 Browzer is a car in which you can ‘discover new things with family and friends, explore new places and the joy of driving’. The Alto 800 Browzer isn’t quite different from the regular Alto 800 and the changes are mainly cosmetic. The car carries a new dual-tone paintjob and body cladding. The wheel arches, side skirts and roof rails have been painted along the colour scheme and a new set of alloys have been added. The rear remains the same too, save for a plastic cladding on top of the number plate. The doors feature a decal which seems like some kind of map. The colour scheme continues inside too as the seats get a dual-tone finish. The dashboard and doors also get a new colour scheme.
The mechanicals continue to remain the same and the car retains the 0.8-litre three-cylinder petrol engine which delivers 46bhp and 67Nm of torque. Though this model is production-ready, it very unlikely that this car will hit the showrooms anytime soon.
The WagonR XRest on the other hand has a few body parts remodelled and does look quite different from the donor car. The front of the car adorns a new grille and smoked projector head lamps. There are plastic moldings all around the lower part of the car, highlighted by silver skid plates. The rear of the car has been reworked and features LED tail lamps and a roof spoiler. The car retains its 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine which produces 67bhp and 90Nm of torque.
Maruti has said that it will judge the interest of the masses at the Auto Expo and accordingly take the decision whether to put this car into production, as a variant or not. Though it is sure that not all these features will make it to the production model, it will be quite nice to see at least some of these on the WagonR.