The just lately launched new Maruti WagonR goes nice weapons for India’s main automaker Maruti Suzuki, who’s presently grappling a significant gross sales slowdown that’s even led to steep manufacturing cuts. The brand new WagonR’s numbers are fairly encouraging and are answerable for holding up Maruti’s numbers in Might 2019. The Maruti WagonR single-handedly outsold the the Hyundai Santro, Renault Kwid and Tata Tiago put collectively. The Maruti WagonR additionally offered virtually thrice as a lot as secure mate Celerio, which can also be feeling the warmth from the gross sales slowdown. The brand new Maruti WagonR clocked 14,561 dispatches in Might 2019 whereas the Hyundai Santro, Renault Kwid and Tata Tiago managed 4,902, 5,152 and three,535 models respectively.
The brand new Maruti WagonR is bigger and curvier than the mannequin it replaces however continues to supply comparable styling within the type of a tall-boy design. The automobile is now obtainable with a number of engine choices and shares its HEARTECT light-weight platform with the likes of the Maruti Swift, Dzire and Ignis. The brand new WagonR’s elevated dimensions have resulted in more room on the within, and from some angles, the automobile appears like a mini MPV. What hasn’t elevated although is the burden, and that is credit score to the HEARTECT platform that makes use of excessive tensile metal that’s very stiff however mild. The WagonR is powered by the 1 liter-Three cylinder Okay-Collection petrol engine outputting 67 Bhp-90 Nm, and can also be obtainable with the extra highly effective 1.2 liter-Four cylinder Okay-Collection petrol with 82 Bhp-113 Nm.
Each engines get 5 pace handbook gearboxes as commonplace and the larger engine additionally will get a 5 pace AMT. With the 1.2 liter Okay-Collection petrol below the hood, the brand new WagonR is kind of a peppy performer, and the AMT possibility additionally fits the larger engine higher. Security options on the brand new automobile embrace a driver airbag, ABS, reverse parking sensors, pace alerts and seat belt reminders. The brand new automobile additionally meets Bharat New Automobile Security Evaluation Program (BNVSAP) norms.
The automobile’s increased variants get a passenger airbag, and likewise a reverse parking digital camera as an possibility. The WagonR’s inside design has been totally revised, and the automobile will get a touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the top-end trim. Costs of the WagonR begin fron Rs. 4.2 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. The 1.2 liter petrol model is priced simply Rs. 25,000 greater than the equal variants of the 1 liter fashions. This makes the WagonR 1.2 a significantly better purchase contemplating the upper energy on faucet, extra smoothness and the upper tractability (lesser gear shifting) that the larger engined mannequin provides. The automobile can also be provided in CNG trim with the 1 liter petrol engine.
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