2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR launched in India at Rs 4.19 lakh
Maruti Suzuki has launched the new generation Maruti Suzuki WagonR hatchback in India at Rs 4.19 lakh. This is the ex-showroom price for the base LXi manual trim level. Production of the WagonR has already begun and deliveries are set to begin by the second week of February. while the styling looks evolutionary, the new WagonR is infact all-new from the ground-up.
The new WagonR will be offered with two engine options now. The K10B 1.0 litre motor is one of the few major components that carries on unchanged with its 68PS and 90Nm. Joining it in the line-up is the 1.2 litre petrol motor from the Swift and Baleno. This makes 83PS and 113Nm. Both units will be mated to a five-speed manual or an AMT. The LXi and VXi 1.0 litre variants will come with 13-inch wheels. The 1.2 litre VXi and ZXi trims will get larger 14 inchers. There will be seven variants: LXi 1.0L, VXi 1.0L, VXi AGS 1.0L, VXi 1.2L, VXi AGS 1.2L, ZXi 1.2L and ZXi AGS 1.2L.
The new WagonR now sits on the Heartect platform. It shares this with the Swift, Ignis and Baleno, to name a few. This makes its up to 65 kgs lighter as well, the base LXi weighs a measly 805 kgs. Dimensionally, the new WagonR is 3,655 mm long, 1,620 mm wide and 1,675 mm tall. This makes it 56 mm longer, 130 mm wider and 25 mm shorter. The Wheelbase too has increased by 35 mm to 2,435 mm.
There will be better equipment too. Most notable is the new infotainment system previously unseen on any Maruti. The speedo is analogue but a digital tachometer can be expected. The design of the dash is reminiscent of the earlier car otherwise in its simple but functional layout. The only flourishes are the long-ish central air-vents and the high-mounted gear-lever. Passenger airbags and ABS to be standard.
The tall boy design, a signature feature of the WagonR, continues and the overall silhouette of the car looks similar to the outgoing model. The front end looks entirely different with a chrome bar split grille, flanked by large headlamps. The car in the spy shot looks like one of the higher variants, given the fog lamps. The bonnet too appears to be slightly raised and this, we believe, was done keeping in mind the stringent crash test norms that are set to be introduced in India.
Variant-wise 2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR pricing:
LXi 1.0L: Rs 4.19 lakh
VXi 1.0L: Rs 4.68 lakh
VXi AGS 1.0L: Rs 5.16 lakh
VXi 1.2L: Rs 4.89 lakh
VXi AGS 1.2L: Rs 5.36 lakh
ZXi 1.2L: Rs 5.22 lakh
ZXi AGS 1.2L: Rs 5.69 lakh
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