Though January 23 is the new WagonR’s official launch date, a number of details are currently at our hands. In this article, we’ll work on the differences between the 2019 Maruti WagonR with the outgoing generation.
As we know, the new-generation Maruti Suzuki WagonR is closed to its launch on January 23, 2019. The much-awaited model has broken its cover to reveal us some exclusive information about its exterior and interior design. Slated to make plenty of changes on the new car, the 2019 WagonR is expected to be a sleeper hit in the Indian auto market. So what’s been changed on the next-gen Maruti Suzuki WagonR? Here’s the detailed comparison about the old vs new Maruti WagonR.
1. New WagonR vs Old WagonR: Dimensions
As per the leaked images, brochure and teasers from the carmaker, the all-new Maruti Suzuki grows in dimensions to become a bigger and taller hatchback compared to the previous version. Getting the total width of 1,620 mm, the big new WagonR is 145 mm wider than the old hatchback. It also holds 5 mm taller with the overall height figure of 1,675 mm. With 35 mm increase in the wheelbase, the cabin space of the WagonR has been enlarged accordingly, marking the most spacious car in the carmaker’s lineup. And that’s it, the meaning of the spacious star, in the automaker’s point of view, is to add as much as confidence and character to every way it goes, every drive it performs, and every driver it matches.
Maruti Suzuki teased the official images of the new-gen WagonR some days ago
It’s a massive surprise that Maruti Suzuki does not resort to retain the same platform as the outgoing WagonR but adopts the Strong Heartect Platform. Now that we expected some months ago that Maruti Suzuki was less possible to utilize the stronger Platform in the all-new vehicle due to the higher expenses but the official images released recently proved the contrast. Sharing the new platform with other siblings like the Maruti Swift, Maruti Baleno and the Ertiga as well, the new WagonR does a better job in terms of safety. The advanced absorbing body structure not only enables the lighter weight, more fuel efficient but also enhances the utmost rigidity and stability along every drive.
3. New WagonR vs Old WagonR: Exterior Design
The new hatchback is quite bigger than the outgoing model
Moving to the exterior aesthetics of the WagonR, it comes up with a huge difference. A bunch of updates have been made in its styling design to make a refresh in the outside looks. Maruti Suzuki excels in retaining the tall boy silhouette which has made the WagonR’s name in the Indian market but still offers a fresher looking when it comes to the exterior design. Shifting the focus on robust design language, the 2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR gets a new front fascia with the squared-out front end, new sets of sweptback headlamps, revived bumper and black elements added to the C-pillar for a floating roof effect. The tall taillights roll out the fascinating vista in the new hatchback while 4 new body colours come to keep it updated to the modern styles. Overall, the new WagonR is considered more handsome and premium than the previous-gen WagonR in the auto space.
4. New WagonR vs Old WagonR: Interior Features
Expected to continue the strongly peerless reputation in the country, the largest automotive company’s new WagonR is well-equipped with the more developed interior set-up. For the first time ever, a touchscreen infotainment system appears in the Maruti Suzuki’s hatch instead of the double-din system. The heavily-crafted dual-tone cabin houses a 7.0-litre infotainment screen which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay whilst a new smarter steering wheel is scheduled to come as well. Announced to be the compliment for the smart and modern driving styles, the 2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR is even made available with all-power windows, floating dashboard, large analogue speedometer along with manual AC vents.
The interior has also witnessed a colossal upgrade
As mentioned above, safety will be the Maruti Suzuki’s pinnacle. A driver’s side airbags, front-seating seatbelt reminder, anti-lock braking system, electric brake-force distribution, rear parking sensors and speed alert are some outstanding items in the safety features list.
When it gets into the safety competition with the old WagonR, the new-gen tall-boy hatchback, of course, will win more hearts. The simple list of safety features on the old WagonR includes dual airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and central locking. By making the road safer, the new WagonR gets major tweaks to stand ahead of the competition and competent enough to compete the new Hyundai Santro in the massive race.
The 2019 WagonR undercuts on the old version by its top-notch features inside the cabin
5. New WagonR Vs Old WagonR: Engine-Transmission
It does come with a little change under the WagonR’s hood. The 2019 model will keep remained the current 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine like the outgoing edition. Besides, the newcomer will receive the addition of a new 1.2-litre 4-cylinder K-series gasoline burner that currently powers the Ignis and Swift in the domestic auto space. While the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol motor is capable of generating 67 bhp of maximum power figure and 90 Nm units of peak torque, the 1.2-litre petrol engine will release around 83 bhp and 113 Nm of torque. Expected to come with three variants- LXi, VXi and ZXi, the new soldier will get the 1.0-litre engine for the LXi and 1.2-litre one for the ZXi variant while the VXi variant offers both. All the mills will come engaged to a 5-speed manual and AMT transmission. We have already revealed some spied images of the new WagonR VXi when it's on the way reaching the Maruti's dealerships.
A tried and tested 1.2-litre petrol engine makes a presence on the new WagonR for a better performance
6. New WagonR Vs Old WagonR- Price
Obviously, the more expensive platform with a handful of updates could not help you buy the all-new Maruti Suzuki WagonR on the cheap. The current-gen Maruti WagonR is positioned at the introductory price of Rs 4.15 Lakh for the base trim while the range-topping AMT variant stands at Rs 5.36 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). It is more likely to get a hike in the price tag of the new hatch with a fraction of Rs 40,000 to Rs 60,000 increments. The all-new WagonR is expected to be launched at Rs 4.55 Lakh to Rs 5.5 Lakh in India. Bookings for the 2019 Big New WagonR has been opened for some days ahead of its launch.
The tall-boy hatchback will be costlier than the previous gen vehicle in the Indian market
It is apparent that the Maruti Suzuki WagonR is one of the top-search for a best-selling hatchback in the Indian market for a long period of time. This positive momentum is also expected when the new WagonR is launched in the market. Once it’s released, it will directly rival the likes of Hyundai Santro or Datsun Go in India, marking an aggressive prospect in 2019.