Maruti Suzuki is gradually introducing the Black Edition versions of all its cars. It all started with the Swift, followed by the Brezza and Ertiga. Now, the latest addition to the series is the WagonR, the Black Edition of which has started reaching authorized Maruti Suzuki dealerships. A walkaround video of the Maruti Suzuki WagonR Black Edition from the SSD Vlogs YouTube channel shows the car from all around.
As expected, the WagonR Black Edition has a Midnight Black paint scheme, which is common in all the Black Edition versions of Maruti Suzuki offerings. However, apart from the new paint scheme, there are no changes to the standard version of the WagonR. Unlike the Dark Edition of Tata cars and SUVs, where the interior also has an all-black theme, the WagonR Black Edition continues to have the same dual-tone black and beige theme.
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Maruti Suzuki has launched the WagonR Black Edition only in two high-spec variants, ZXI and ZXI+. The variant seen in the video is the top-spec ZXI+ variant, which comes equipped with modern features such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, steering-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, tachometer, and remote central locking. On the outside, this variant gets 14-inch black alloy wheels, which complement the rest of the black theme of the exterior. This variant also has front fog lamps and a rear wiper and washer.
Only available with top-end variants
Since the Black Edition is only offered in the ZXI and ZXI+ variants of the WagonR, customers are only given one engine option, a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. This 1.2-litre K12C Dualjet petrol engine is available with both 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox options and delivers 90 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque. The LXI and VXI variants of the WagonR, which have a smaller 1.0-litre petrol engine, are not offered in the new Black Edition.
Maruti Suzuki’s other entry-level offerings, such as the Alto K10, S-Presso, and Celerio, have also received Black Editions in their higher-spec variants. Currently, the WagonR competes with other small cars like the Tata Tiago and Maruti Suzuki’s own Celerio. While the Hyundai Santro was also a potent rival to the WagonR, Hyundai discontinued it last year due to declining sales and a drop in demand. Maruti Suzuki recently updated the WagonR with RDE-compliant engines as well.
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