The all-new Wagon R is finally here, the car that started its sales in India in 1998, soon became a household name and also one of the highest selling cars in India. So for all the Wagon R fans, here are the top things you must know about the new Wagon R.
Since Wagon R has always been a mass product, Maruti did not make many changes to its design. The tallboy design is retained, but there is a new fascia and a redesigned rear.
The squarish dual-split headlamps flank a newly designed grille
There is a floating C-pillar that gives the hatchback a modern and stylish profile since the doors are more or less unchanged.
The elongated taillights are similar to that of Ertiga, but the squared-off rear gives the new Wagon R a boxy feel.
For the first time, the Wagon R gets a bigger 1.2-liter engine.
The four-cylinder 82bhp/113Nm motor from the Swift and Ignis is now also in the new Wagon R.
It joins the old 1.0-liter engine and both the powertrains are available with a five-speed manual and AMT transmission.
The interiors of the Wagon R have also undergone a makeover.
The dual-tone dashboard has a large infotainment screen atop the center console flanked by vertical air-con vents.
The new steering wheel has mounted controls and a contrasting silver insert.
A big circular speedometer dominates the instrument cluster which also has a tachometer in higher variants.
The new Wagon R is available across seven variants. This includes three 1.0-liter trim – LXI, VXI, and VXI AMT – and four 1.2-liter variants – VXI, VXI AMT, ZXI, and ZXI AMT.
The standard features include single airbag and ABS, distance to an empty warning, a 12V socket, front power windows, bottle holders in doors, optional passenger airbag, rear parking sensors, central locking, and body colored bumpers.
At higher levels, the feature list comes with 60:40 split seat, tilt adjust steering, silver-colored door handles, gearshift position in AMT, remote keyless entry, all four power windows, speed sensing door locks, and wheel covers.
The top variant also adds equipment like the new Smart Play dock with Bluetooth, USB and AUX, tachometer, rear defogger, rear parcel tray, steering mounted voice controls, and passenger airbag as standard.