NEW MARUTI SUZUKI WAGON R HAS BEEN LAUNCHED. READ THE COMPREHENSIVE DRIVING IMPRESSION HERE!
New Maruti Suzuki Wagon R prices -
Maruti Suzuki will launch its all-new Wagon R, come April 23rd. This all-new Wagon R is based on a new platform that currently underpins the Wagon R in the Japanese market. The Wagon R is taller, wider and longer than before and sports new suspension componentry at both the front and the rear.
Power for the new Wagon R will come via the 1.0-litre K Series engine from the A-Star/Estilo with the same 67 bhp of peak power and nearly 10 kgm of peak torque. What Maruti Suzuki have done is altered the gear ratios to make this three-cylinder engine more driveable in the heavier Wagon R. A new dashboard with more features and an integrated audio system are also part of the car in the higher VXi version as well as rear wash-wiper which makes a come back. The larger dimensions also means there is more space on the inside while the seats have gotten wider and more comfortable.
Maruti Suzuki has invested close to Rs 600 crore in this project – around Rs 350 crore at the R&D and assembly line level and Rs 250 crore at the supplier level. Maruti Suzuki will launch the car in three trims - LX, LXi and VXi, but won't be launching a Duo version initially. The Duo LPG version currently constitues about 22-25 per cent of the total sale basket of all Wagon Rs sold. The Wagon R is currently the second best selling model in Maruti's stable and over 800,000 Wagon Rs have been sold since it was first launched in late-1999.
Watch out for a comprehensive drive story on April 23.
o Bold and Aggressive Design
o V-character line
o Bigger and sweeping lamp with blue tint
o Wider bumpers that stretch to the corners
o Sloping character (roof)
o Flared fenders
o Bigger and wider wheels
o Upright character in rear
o Ease in ingress and Egress (Larger doors)
o Chrome accentuation in Front and Rear (WagonR brand engraved in chrome in rear)
o Improved rear visibility.
o Dual tone interiors
o New IP, Silver accentuation all around
o 3-D seat fabric
o New Steering wheel
o Tilt steering
o Integrated audio with AUX-in and 6-band graphic equalizer.
o New ergonomic gear knob
o New Speedometer design
o Full-trim interiors including A, B and C pillar trims.
o Best in class wheel base (2400mm, +40 mm more than wagonR)
o Huge leg-space. Best in segment tandem distance (100 mm more than previous WagonR)
o Best in class front seat travel (240mm, 33% more than WagonR) - helps tall users
o Best in segment front and rear headroom
o Push type cup holders, utility hook
o Sturdy and deeper glove box with integrated shelf.
o Utility basket under co-driver seat (environment care)
o Front door map pocket
o Soft insert on the floor console(to safeguard the cell-phone camera unit)
o 60:40 split rear seats
o Co-driver side seat back-pocket
o Rear parcel tray
o Integrated tool box
o Tilt steering
o Electrical Outside Rear View Mirror (ORVM)
o Front & Rear power windows
o Keyless entry
o Foldable assist-grips
o K-series engine
o Cable type transmission
o A power of 68 PS
o A high torque of 90Nm.
o New frame type suspension
o Better NVH
o Ride and comfort
o New HVAC unit
o Fuel Efficiency of 18.9 kmpl
o ABS & dual Airbag
o Rear Defogger, wiper & washer
o Driver seat belt indicator
o Security system, i-CATS