Initially, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R had the reputation of being one of the tallest hatchbacks available from Maruti. Today, they have revamped the design and introduced the Big New Wagon R with a robust design. The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is available in 14 variants, with eight models coming equipped with a 1.0L engine and six with a 1.2L motor. The base model, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, is available at Rs 480,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi), whereas the top-end model, the Wagon R ZXI AGS 1.2L, comes at Rs 6.33 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is one of the better cars capable of delivering good mileage. The 1.0L petrol engine version gives 21.79 km/l, the petrol AGS 1.2L engine model 20.52 km/l, and the CNG variant offers 32.52 km/kg.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Exterior
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Exterior comes with a wide stance to make it look sturdy and desirable. Compared to the Maruti Suzuki Alto, the Wagon R has a higher ground clearance and bigger dimensions. One of the striking highlights of the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Exterior is its unique dual-split headlamps and the bold front fog lamps.
Maruti Suzuki has modified the earlier version of the Wagon R by including a modern architectural grille. It now comes with a muscular side body with flared wheel arches. The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R rear gets a complete revamp with a new tailgate paired with elongated tail lamps. The thick C-pillars accentuate its appearance and make this vehicle look more attractive than the earlier version.
The body-coloured bumpers and its aerodynamic body design make the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R exteriors look ravishing. The new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is available in six attractive colours, Solid White, Poolside Blue, Magma Grey, Autumn Orange, Silky Silver, and Nutmeg Brown.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Interior
The new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R comes with better interiors than its earlier version. The X-themed instrument panel pairs well with the 3-D cross-section and the floating dashboard to lend a premium look. This vehicle features a spacious cabin for the driver and other passengers. Other excellent features include a 60:40 rear seat split-fold, day-night adjustable interior rearview mirror, and multi-finish accentuated AC vents.
Besides, the new Wagon R comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Other entertainment avenues include SmartPlay audio system with steering-mounted audio controls. The revolutionary auto gear shift system and the electrically retractable ORVMs with side indicators add to its attractiveness quotient. The remote keyless entry and the tilting adjustable steering wheel are not available in the earlier Wagon R variant.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Engine and Performance
A unique aspect of the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is that this vehicle is available with either 1.0L or 1.2L K-series engines to ensure an unmatched driving experience. This model offers eight variants with the 1.0L engine and six with the 1.2L motor. The 1.2L engine delivers maximum power of 81 bhp @ 6000 rpm, whereas the 1.0L motor provides 67.04 bhp @ 5500 rpm. The respective torque levels are 113 Nm @ 4200 rpm and 90 Nm @ 3500 rpm. This BSVI compliant engine mates with a 5-speed manual transmission system with automatic shift technology.
The tilt-adjustable steering makes driving this car a pleasure even in busy city traffic. The McPherson Strut suspension at the front makes it comfortable for the driver and the front-seat passenger. The torsion beam suspension feature at the rear can soften the most challenging bumps on Indian roads. The 165/70 R14 tyre size and 4.7m turning radius make it easy to manoeuvre this vehicle on Indian roads.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Ride, Handling, and Safety
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R comes equipped with a HEARTECT platform. EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and ABS combine to deliver extraordinary braking performance. This vehicle features dual front airbags to ensure maximum safety for both the front seat passengers.
The front seat belt pre-tensioners with force limiters are available as standard offerings across all variants. Besides, features like a speed alert system, integrated reverse parking sensors, and front seatbelt reminders add to the safety quotient to make the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R one of the safest vehicles on Indian roads.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Competition Check
The new Maruti Suzuki Wagon faces good competition from brands like the Hyundai Santro, Hyundai i10, Tata Tiago, and Datsun Go. All these vehicles are available in a similar price band. Besides, Maruti Suzuki offers a range of hatchback models that can rival the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R facelift in many ways.