Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, one of the best seller modelfrom the brand received an update after 9 long years with new age features perfect enough to compete with the latest generation cars. Let’s take a look from the official launch what Maruti Suzuki claims to offer.
The biggest change and a big leap in this segment is not just on its features or design; Maruti has upgraded the heart of Wagon R, its engine.
The engine of this car is now from its sporty elder brothers, Swift and Baleno, Yes the famous rev-lover 1.2L K-series engine has made its way to the new wagon-R. First introduced in Ritz,this engine alonehas many fan followers. The engine is free to rev and provides adequate performance throughout its rev band without any compromise on fuel efficiency. This is the only car in this segment to feature a 1.2L,four cylinder engine.
Maruti has answers to slow drivers too, the 1.0L, three cylinder engine which was previously supplied in the old gen wagon-R and we can’t complain about it either.
The exteriors are completely different from the older model and it looks bigger and bolder. This is mainly from the new platform on this model that also underpins Baleno and Swift. The Heartect platform has better stability with reduced overall weight, which inturn increases the performance and economy of the car.
Nowadays, premium features has become must-haves and Maruti satisfies Indian needs by providing most of the premium features like a touch screen music system with smartphone connectivity, remote lock, MID display, steering mounted audo controls for covinience. The company ensures not to miss out any safety features either like airbags, ABS and EBD that are now mandatory in the country.
In short, this car ticks all the check boxes on your feature wish list.
Though it has been equipped well with all the basic features with improved cabin feel, the price too overwhelms the customer with price tags starting from Rs.4.19 lakh.
LXI (1.0) (MT) - 4.19 Lakh, VXI (1.0) (MT)-4.69 Lakh, VXI (1.0) (AMT)- 5.16 Lakh, VXI (1.2) (MT)- 4.89 Lakh, VXI (1.2) (AMT)- 5.36 Lakh, ZXI (1.2)(MT) - 5.22 Lakh(Ex-showroom prices).
If you are that customer looking for a brand new small yet compact hatchback for your daily commute, or searching for your first new car with a big package, this is your best bet. It is fun to drive and loaded with all the basic feature list to satisfy the driver and other passengers onboard.