Maruti Suzuki had launched the all-new WagonR in India few months back. Maruti also introduced a CNG variant of the WagonR recently. The CNG variant is priced at Rs 4.84 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. The new WagonR comes with a CNG variant only in the base variants. The WagonR LXi and WagonR LXi (O) is priced at Rs 4.84 lakh and Rs 4.89 lakh respectively. When compared with its competition Hyundai Santro, WagonR is around Rs 40,000 cheaper. But, the Santro CNG is more equipped in terms of features when compared to WagonR CNG. Here’s a walk around video that details the CNG variant of the car.
The new Maruti Suzuki WagonR’s CNG variant only comes in three colour options. It is only available in White, Silver and Grey colour options. This move could also mean that Maruti Suzuki is trying to push the new WagonR CNG more with online taxi fleet.
The new WagonR comes with two engine option. A 1.0 liter, 3-cylinder engine for the base variants, and a 1.2 liter four cylinder engine for higher models. The WagonR CNG comes equipped with a 1.0 liter petrol engine, which produces 59 Bhp of peak power and 70 Nm of torque, which is significant lower than the outputs (67 Bhp-90 Nm) made when the same engine runs on petrol. Maruti Suzuki claims that the new WagonR CNG can return a fuel efficiency of 33.45 kilometres per kg. It is available only with a 5-speed manual transmission. The CNG cylinder and the spare wheel is placed in boot.
The new WagonR is based on Maruti’s Heartect platform that also underpins other cars like the Swift and Ertiga. It gets new square wraparound lamps at the front and a new L-shaped tail lights at the back. The car is larger in dimension than the previous model and also gets a more powerful 1.2 litre engine for the first time. The 1.2 liter engine is a four-cylinder petrol unit and it produces 82 Bhp of power and 113 Nm of peak torque.
This is the same engine that we have already seen on Ignis and Swift hatchback. AMT is available in petrol version of both the variants. WagonR has always been a popular vehicle among Indians it has been present in the Indian market for couple of decades.
When the new WagonR was launched, the response from the customers was overwhelming. Maruti had received over 12,000 bookings 10 days before the launch. Things are no different even after the launch. The waiting period for the all-new WagonR has gone up to 2-3 months.