All-new Maruti WagonR: First official picture out before launch

Maruti Suzuki will launch the all-new WagonR in the Indian market. It will be launched on 23rd January and is a highly-anticipated hatchback. Maruti has released an official teaser image of the upcoming WagonR that reveals its rear three-quarter look.

All-new Maruti WagonR: First official picture out before launch

The first official picture uploaded by the manufacturer reveals the tall tail lamps of the upcoming WagonR. The Volvo-inspired tail lamps alongside the floating roof give the car a premium touch. Maruti Suzuki has inserted a black plastic part in the C-Pillar to make it look thinner and give a floating roof effect to the hatchback. The official picture also shows the side of the vehicle, which gets a strong flowing line across.

The all-new WagonR’s front has also been revealed through a set of spy pictures. The front of the all-new upcoming WagonR is rather simple and gets a thin chrome strip with two almond-shaped headlamps on either side. The car retains its tall boy design, which made it popular initially. The all-new WagonR would take on the likes of Hyundai Santro in the Indian market.

The brochure of the all-new WagonR has also been leaked and it reveals a few vital information. It will come in three trim levels – LXi, VXi and ZXi. The LXi would be the base version of the upcoming hatchback and the ZXi would be the top-end version. For the first time ever, Maruti Suzuki is also offering two different engine options with the all-new WagonR. The 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine will continue to be available with the LXi version and the mid-level VXi version.

Maruti has also introduced the 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that also powers the Maruti Suzuki Swift and the Maruti Suzuki Ignis in the Indian market. The more powerful engine would be available with the mid-level variant VXi and top-end variant ZXi in the Indian market. Maruti Suzuki also offers the AMT automatic transmission with the current generation of the WagonR. It will continue to be available with the upcoming WagonR too but only with the 1.2-litre engine.

The upcoming car has been revealed completely through a series of spy pictures. The interiors of the upcoming WagonR gets the dual-tone dashboard with a touchscreen infotainment system for the first time. The steering wheel also gets chrome accents and buttons to control the infotainment system and the Bluetooth connected phone. To meet with the upcoming safety rules, Maruti is also expected to offer driver-side airbag, ABS+EBD, rear parking sensor, seatbelt reminder and speed warning system as standard across all the models.

The all-new WagonR will be offered in six colours – Superior White, Magna Grey, Autumn Orange, Poolside Blue and Silky Silver. Maruti has not revealed any details on the bookings but the deliveries of the all-new WagonR are expected to start by the end of this month. Prices of the car are expected to start from close to Rs. 4 lakhs. Maruti may even pull off a fast one on the Hyundai Santro by undercutting it. The rivalry between the Santro and WagonR is now on again.