Upcoming 2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR details revealed in leaked brochure, new spy images
The new generation of the Maruti Suzuki WagonR is set launch on January 23. However, a leaked brochure of the new car has now given us extensive details about the hatchback.
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. It is up to 65 kgs lighter as well, the base LXi weighs a measly 805 kgs.
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.
The brochure also lists the variants that will be available. 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 are no details available on the features list, but it should better that of the current Celerio. We expect passenger airbags and ABS to be standard.
A new set of spy images have revealed some details of the interior. 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.
Image source: TeamBHP
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