New generation 2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR teased, launch on January 23
Maruti Suzuki has released an official teaser for the upcoming new generation Maruti Suzuki WagonR. The hatchback is set to launch in India on January 23 with deliveries commencing the month after. The tease shows the silhouette of the car and highlights the car new floating roof styling element. Also seen is the new black panel which extends from the rear windows and reduces the visual bulk of the large C-pillar.
Through numerous leaks, we already have a decent idea of what the new car will look like. 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.
The new WagonR will also be offered with two engine options 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. The LXi and VXi 1.0 litre variants will come with 13-inch wheels. The 1.2 litre VXi and LXi trims will get larger 14 inchers.
Most notable is the new infotainment system which now has shortcuts for all major functions. Also new is the semi-digital instrument cluster. 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.
The new WagonR will be available in six colour options, Superior White, Silky Silver, Magma Grey, Autumn Orange, Nutmeg Brown and Poolside Blue.
A look at the specs show that this update of the Maruti Suzuki WagonR focusses on improving the hatchback's positive attributes like space and efficiency. It also does a good job of working on some of its flaws like safety, more powerful engines and looks.
Also see: Maruti Suzuki WagonR First Drive Video