Maruti Suzuki is set to unveil the third generation of the Maruti Suzuki WagonR for the Indian market. The hatchback is now much larger and sits on new lighter Heartect underpinnings borrowed from its stablemates. It now also gets a larger motor as an option and improved safety tech as standard. The WagonR sits below the Celerio in the company's line-up and competes with other such hatchbacks like the Hyundai Santro and Tata Tiago.
The new 1.2 litre K-Series engine option makes 83PS and returns 21.5 kmp
The Big New WagonR is stronger and safer by way of the Heartect platform is now sits on. Also, it gets seven color options.
Over 41 per cent #WagonR buyers are below 35 years old. Over 24 per cent #WagonR buyers stick to the brand when it comes to replacing their car.
The WagonR has consistently held around 20% market share in the A2 segment.
Here's a look at the Maruti Suzuki WagonR's journey in the Indian market.
The WagonR buyers have so far been families and first time car buyers. This generation will also target youngsters.
This is the third generation of the WagonR. It has been among the top 5 selling cars for the past decade. Over 22 lakh have been sold, says Maruti Suzuki CEO
We're minutes away from the start of the launch event
The base trim is the LXi available only with the 1.0 litre motor, above this sits the VXi trim. The VXi cars will be available with both the 1.0 litre and 1.2 litre. Further, buyers can specify the AMT gearbox for both engines. The ZXi variant is only available with the 1.2 litre motor, a manual or AMT gearbox can be chosen.
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 interior gets a new Smart play Studio infotainment screen, steering mounted controls and an AMT option.
There are two engines on offer now. The K10B 1.0 litre motor 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.
It is upto 65 kgs lighter than before. The base LXi weighs a measly 805 kgs while the top-spec ZXi AGS is only 40 kgs more at 845 kgs
The Wagon R is now based on the Heartect platform. It shares this structure with other Maruti cars like the Swift, Ignis and Baleno
This will be the third generation of the Maruti Suzuki WagonR. The design looks evolutionary and sticks to the car’s tall-boy image.
We're at the launch of the third generation Maruti Suzuki WagonR. Stay tuned as we bring you all the details on the Big New Wagon R