India's largest auto manufacturer has launched the third-gen Maruti Wagon R at a starting price of Rs 4.19 lakh. The new model is offered in four variants and with two motor options.
The new-gen Maruti Wagon R sports a more stylish look and measures greater in length, width and height than the outgoing model. Specifically, the 2019 Wagon R is 3,665 mm long, 1,620 mm wide and 1,675 mm high with a 2,435 mm wheelbase. It features square 'dual-split' headlamps and a rectangular grille in the front; black B-pillars, ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, a floating roof with a black area on the C-pillar on the side profile; and high taillights which remind us of the newest-gen Ertiga in the rear.
The 2019 Maruti Wagon R has a more fashionable look than the outgoing one
Entering the cabin, you can realise a two-tone interior paint scheme. The top-of-the-line ZXI variant is equipped with an impressive list of cutting-edge features including
7.0’’ SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
Electrically adjusted ORVMs
Day and night IRVM
Rear 60:40 split seats
Underpinned by the fifth-gen HEARTTECT platform, the new Maruti Wagon R offers greater safety thanks to its impact absorbing architecture. Moreover, the lightweight structure also helps the new car be 20kg lighter than the previous model. The standard safety features include
Two front airbags
ABS with EBD
Front seatbelt warning
Rear parking sensor
All of these features help the driver control the car with the highest confidence.
The new Maruti Wagon R is equipped with an array of top-notch interior features
The new Wagon R is available in two motor options. While the K10B 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol engine can deliver 67.98 PS at 5,500 rpm and 90 Nm at 3,500 rpm, the K12M 1.2L 4-cylinder petrol motor borrowed from the Ignis, which, for the first time, powers the Wagon R, is good for 82.94 PS at 6,000 rpm against 113 Nm at 4,200 rpm. Transmission duties are undertaken by a 5-speed MT and a 5-speed AMT for both of the motors. The ARAI-rated mileage figures of the two engine are 22.5 km/l and 21.5 km/l, respectively.
2019 Maruti Wagon R Engine Types
K10B 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol
K12M 1.2L 4-cylinder petrol
Commenting on the launch of the 2019 new Wagon R, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India stated,
“We are delighted to present the latest generation of one of our most successful models – Over the years Wagon R has become the choice of more than 2.2 million families. We are confident that the new Wagon R with its all new robust design, dynamically crafted and spacious interiors, SmartPlay Studio, strong HEARTECT Platform and Auto Gear Shift (AGS) technology will become the choice of many more Indian families.”
Since its launch in 1999, the Wagon R has witnessed great success with more than 2.2 million customers. The tallboy hatchback has got over 20% market share. In India, the new Wagon R directly competes against the Tata Tiago and the new Hyundai Santro.