Maruti Suzuki has just revealed first pictures of the facelifted Wagon R. The Wagon R is one of Maruti's most successful models to date, having sold over 12.34 lakh units since the car was first launched in 1999.
The second generation Wagon R that was launched in 2010 has gone through a round of mild updates as well as changes to interior trim and the engine to improve efficiency. The company claims that it has now made the engine OBD II compliant and made other changes that have made the car eight per cent more efficient than before. Powered by a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder K Series petrol motor, the power and torque figures stay unchanged and the car continues to be offered in both petrol and CNG variants.
The car gets a new, re-styled front bumper and grille with chrome treatment on LXi and VXi variants, while the front-grille has been re-styled to reduce wind roar. The fog lamp bezel design too looks different now.
On the inside, the changes include a new audio unit with USB connectivity, a beige and black interior combo and a new storage space just above the glovebox with a lid. There is no information to suggest that the passenger airbag has been removed to make place for this storage, so we will have to verify this physically. It also gets a day/night inside rear view mirror, a feature surprisingly not offered before.
Maruti Suzuki is expected to announce prices next week. We expect a nominal 0.5 per cent to 2 per cent increase in prices. Stay tuned to bsmotoring.com for the price announcement in the coming days.