Maruti has just launched a special edition version of the WagonR tall-boy hatchback. The launch comes just weeks ahead of the all-new Hyundai Santro, scheduled to arrive on the 23rd of October 2018. Bookings of the all-new Santro will start from October 9th, and the special edition WagonR seems intent at stealing some of the new Hyundai’s thunder. At least, the timing says so.
Talking of changes on the Maruti WagonR Special Edition, the car gets a slew of additional features on the inside, and cosmetic enhancements on the outside. Talking of stylistic changes, the WagonR Special Edition now offers new body graphics and a rear spoiler. On the inside, there’s a styling kit to spruce up the interiors. As for new features, the car gets a Double-DIN Bluetooth Music System with speakers and reverse parking sensors, seat covers and a cushion set.
Mechanically, the WagonR Special Edition remains unchanged. It’s powered by a 1 liter-3 cylinder K-Series petrol engine that outputs 67 Bhp-90 Nm. This engine is offered with two gearbox options – a 5 speed manual and a 5 speed automated manual. The WagonR is available with LPG and CNG dual fuel options in specific markets of the country.
Maruti Suzuki is testing an all-new WagonR on Indian roads. The car will be launched early next year. A full stylistic revamp on the outside and new interiors will be offered. However, the engine and gearboxes of the current version are likely to be carried over unchanged. In 2020, Maruti will introduce an all-electric version of the WagonR as its first electric car for the Indian market.
Mr. R. S. Kalsi, Senior Executive Director (M&S), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said,
WagonR customers have always valued substance and style; with this limited edition we intend to make this festive season even more wonderful for them. With its tall boy design, driving comfort, spacious interiors and fuel efficiency, WagonR has always been amongst the top selling models for Maruti Suzuki. We are sure this new limited edition will bring in freshness to the product and excite the customers across India.