In 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has adopted lots of changes for an enhanced experience of the users and some factors have not at all being changed at least for now. Some issues were deliberately bothering the users and the brand Maruti has addressed those issues in a positive note to bring smiles on the face of all its users.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is not a new car in the automobile industry of India, but the brand Maruti has not let the car to be an old one. The popularity of some cars never fades away; Wagon R is one of those. The love for the car has always remained the same in the hearts and minds of the people. The car was launched in 1999, but Maruti Suzuki Wagon R never left a clear path for its competitors to grab the position. That is the reason, it constantly updated and refreshed the model, which makes it one of the bestselling cars in 2019 in India and in the world.
In the latest update of 2019, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has experienced many changes in all spheres of the car, such as in terms of features, engine, transmission, boot, safety measures, etc.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 features:
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R price
The price of the Wagon R ranges from Rs. 4.19 lakhs to Rs. 5.69 lakhs, depending on the variant you choose. The LXI variant with 1.0-litre engine is the basic model that’s price starts from Rs 4.19 lakhs. The variant VXI AGS having AMT Gearbox has priced at Rs 5.16 lakhs.
However, the new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is offering 1.2-litre engine in entry-level VXI variant by increasing the price to Rs 4.89 lakhs and for ZXI AGS variant with AMT gearbox, the price is Rs 5.69 lakhs.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R engine
The new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R engine is now available in two petrol engine options. One is the usual 1.0-litre K10 engine, which was also available earlier with a three-cylinder unit and 68hp of peak power. The new engine type is the 1.2-litre K10 with a four-cylinder unit, 83hp of peak power (15hp more from the 1.0-litre unit) and 113Nm (23Nm more) of peak torque.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R transmission and gearbox
The new Wagon R is a car for all, as it is offering 5-speed manual transmission and 5-speed manual gearbox for both types of engine options. Automatic transmission with a 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) option is also offered on the new Wagon R.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R fuel economy
The earlier version of Wagon R was offering a fuel economy figure up to 22.5kpl for both 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox. But, Wagon R 2019 mileage is up to 21.5kpl with a 1.2-litre engine, which is fuel efficient.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R safety measures
New Maruti Suzuki Wagon R takes care of the safety measures of all the passengers both on the front and rear seats. So, they have kept driver airbag, ABS and EBD, seat belt reminder for both front passengers, speed alert system, rear parking sensors and passenger side airbag and safer front seatbelts for which you need to pay Rs 6,500 on the ex-showroom price.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R comfort
The new version of the car is compact but the space management inside is mind-blowing, which offers enough comfort to all the passengers both on the front and rear seats. The new Wagon R is termed as a practical car, which is specially designed to face the day-to-day hassles on road. It is a suitable car for city traffic and for highway trips as well.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R additional features
The new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has many additional features and equipment that were earlier not available on the previous version. The topmost variant ZXI has a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is adaptable with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This variant also offers power-adjustable technique and folding outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs). The new version comes up with ABS, airbags and rear parking sensors in almost all models.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R variants
Now, both 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre engines are available in all the six variants. The 1.0-litre engine is available from the base model of LXI and LXI O up to mid-range VXI O variant. But this engine type is not for the top-range variant ZXI. Whereas, the 1.2-litre engine option is available from the mid-range VXI and VXI O variant up to the top-range ZXI variant. This engine option is not available in the basic variants LXI and LXI O.
When it comes to the purchasing decision, you can either choose 1.0-litre LXI O, if you have budget constraints. Otherwise, you can buy new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R ZXI variant with 1.2-litre engine at Rs 5.22 lakhs as the new engine is more powerful when compared to the previous version.
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The Wagon R is indeed a very practical offering. And with the larger 1.2-litre K series engine under the hood, the new-gen model is quite fun to drive as well. I just hope they had made the design a bit more contemporary. The current design is just too boxy to be appealing to younger audience.