Maruti Suzuki has officially started taking the bookings for the upcoming all-new WagonR. The all-new car will be launched on 23rd January and the deliveries are expected to start from the same day. Here are exclusive pictures of the all-new WagonR caught at a dealer stockyard. The hatchback seen in the pictures gets one of four new colours introduced by Maruti Suzuki. It is known as the Pearl Autumn Orange.
The all-new WagonR gets the HEARTECT platform, which also underpins many other Maruti Suzuki cars like the Baleno, Swift, Ignis and Dzire. The overall dimension of the new WagonR has increased and it has become longer, wider and taller than the current generation WagonR. The upcoming WagonR looks quite similar to the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and offers a similar dimension and wheelbase too. It is now 35mm longer and 125mm wider, which translates into roomier cabin space.
The all-new WagonR gets thoroughly updated. It gets new bumpers with new dual-channel headlamps. There is a slim stripe in between and the roof gets a floating-type effect, thanks to the black inserts on the C-Pillar. The all-new WagonR also gets new tall tail lamps that look similar to the newly launched Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
Just like the current model, the upcoming Maruti Suzuki WagonR will also offer three variants – LXi, VXi and ZXi. The version seen here is VXi AMT version. It gets dual-tone dashboard with a floating-type infotainment system. In ZXi, the infotainment system is touchscreen and gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The all-new WagonR also gets a new steering wheel that gets mounted buttons to control the infotainment system and the Bluetooth-connected smartphone.
Keeping up with the upcoming safety rules, the all-new WagonR will offer a range of standard features. The driver-side airbag, ABS+EBD, speed warning, rear parking sensors and seatbelt reminder system will be standard across the variants. The top-end trim may get the co-driver airbag too.
Maruti Suzuki will offer two engine options with the all-new WagonR. There will be the good old 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 68 Bhp in the LXi and some of the VXi variants. The ZXi and some of manual VXi variant will get powered by the 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine that generates around 83 Bhp. However, Maruti has not announced the final power output of the hatchback. Both the engine options get the AMT automatic transmission. At the time of the launch, Maruti will not offer a CNG variant but it may get added at a later stage.
The HEARTECT platform is expected to reduce the weight of the all-new WagonR by around 40-60 kg. This, in turn, will increase the fuel efficiency of the WagonR and will also increase the performance. The all-new WagonR will take directly on the Hyundai Santro in the market. The Tata Tiago is another competitor. It’s likely to be priced at around Rs. 4 lakhs for the base variant. The new car’s larger size will give it an edge over rivals.