Santro and Tiago rival, new Maruti WagonR launched in India

New Maruti WagonR launched in India

Maruti Suzuki has today launched the new WagonR in India. The tall boy hatchback has been priced at Rs. 4.19 lakhs for the base LXi 1.0 variant while the top of the line ZXi AGS 1.2 has been priced at Rs. 5.69 lakhs. The new WagonR will compete with the Hyundai Santro and the Tata Tiago in the segment. The new WagonR is larger and more powerful than the model it replaces. Down below is the full price list of the car across all trims and engines.

Maruti Suzuki WagonR 1.0 litre 1.2 litre
LXi Rs. 4.19 lakhs Not Available
VXi Rs. 4.69 lakhs Rs. 4.89 lakhs
VXi AGS Rs. 5.16 lakhs Rs. 5.22 lakhs
ZXi Not Available Rs. 5.36 lakhs
ZXi AGS Not Available Rs. 5.69 lakhs

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The new WagonR comes with 3 trim levels across two engine and gearbox options. The design of the car continues to carry the same tall boy profile but it is a completely new vehicle. 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 apart from new L-shaped tail lights. The car is larger in dimension than the model it replaces and also gets a more powerful 1.2 litre engine for the first time.

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The interiors have also been given an update and now are much smarter than before. The dashboard of the all-new WagonR carries a dual-tone theme. It gets black and beige finish with a touchscreen infotainment system taking the centre space. The steering wheel gets chrome inserts and mounted controls for the infotainment system and the Bluetooth telephony. The upholstery and the cabin carry over the typical beige theme, which is likely to get dirty over time.

The all-new WagonR will come in 6 colour options, namely Superior White, Silky Silver, Magna Grey, Autumn Orange, Nutmeg Brown and Poolside Blue. It gets disc brakes in the front wheels and drum brakes in the rear wheels. Also, the car will meet the upcoming BNVSAP crash test norms. Features like standard ABS+EBD, driver-side airbag, speed alerts, front seat belt warnings and rear parking sensors are be standard across the range.

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The Maruti Suzuki WagonR gets powered by either a 1.0-litre engine or a 1.2 litre engine. The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine is carried over from the older car and produces 67 Bhp of power at 5,500 rpm along with 90 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. Meanwhile, The 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine produces 82 Bhp of power at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 113 Nm at 4,200 rpm. This is the same engine that also does duty on the likes of Ignis and the Swift among others. Both the engine come with a automatic (AMT) gearbox option apart from a 5 speed manual gearbox.

With the new WagonR, Maruti has ticked almost all the right boxes. The car now comes with features that are on par with the competition, is more powerful and is even larger in size than the model it replaces. The Hyundai Santro and the Tata Tiago have been doing well in sales and had bitten off the sales share of the older WagonR. It is expected that the new WagonR will take the lead again now from its competitors.


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