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Maruti Wagon R launch on April 23
New platform and new engine for Wagon R
By : BSM desk | Published : April 12, 2010 | Photos : BSM
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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.


Exterior Styling

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.

Interior styling

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.

Spacious Package

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

Utilitarian add-ons

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

Customer sensitive

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        Stability

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

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  Posted by kirit soni at 4th February,2011
plz confirm abt cng is avalable in wagon r..
  Posted by navdeepsingh at 12th May,2010
plz confirm abt lpg is avalable in wagon r..
  Posted by pradeep sharma at 10th May,2010
is this posssible dat v cn organise insurance frm outside thrather than maruti u adyough
  Posted by Dr rajbir Singh boora at 3rd May,2010
Excellent look and milage in this segment
  Posted by Sharad at 27th April,2010
Chal meri dhanno me tere liye wait kar rahi hu
  Posted by mitesh parmar at 25th April,2010
Pls confirm the on road price of new wagn r in Nagpur [MS]with new k siries engine & what about LPG
  Posted by kushagra at 24th April,2010
what about swift dzire
  Posted by Rohit at 22nd April,2010
Can anyone answer why they did not put in the 1.3 multijet/quadrajet diesel engine that runs the swift?
  Posted by JACOB ABRAHAM at 22nd April,2010
guys be patient and wait till tomorrow. too much anxiety is bad for health.
  Posted by santosh rao at 21st April,2010
what is the price of new wagan r lxi duo.when it will available at lucknow and gorakhpur show room. santosh rao,gkp
  Posted by pankaj at 20th April,2010
Pls confirm the on road price of new wagn r in Nagpur [MS]with new k siries engine & what about LPG
  Posted by Amarendra Singh at 19th April,2010
Suzuki will have tough time ahead. They have only one petrol engine (k-series) and no diesel engine. They should spend more money on R&D to compete with other global players in India. Old days of monopoly is over.
  Posted by Rahul KUmar at 19th April,2010
Hi I am Rahul Iwant to know that waht is on road prise in New Wagnor K-series Engine In all MOdel
  Posted by Ar. Abhay H Maliye at 19th April,2010
Maruti Suzuki must launch SUV with a price band below 10 lakhs.
  Posted by deepak at 18th April,2010
get on road price
  Posted by prashant at 15th April,2010
How much the cost of Wagon R increase approximatly after it comes with k series engine
  Posted by M L Yadav at 15th April,2010
I think Wagon R will come with the 1200 CC Eeco engine. So that they can compete with Ford Figo and Chverolet Beat.
  Posted by M L Yadav at 15th April,2010
Hi Prashant, The LXI model would cost b/w Rs 3.45 Lacs to Rs 3.52 Lacs (ex showrooom Delhi)
  Posted by SHIVAKUMAR K at 15th April,2010
  Posted by Rohit at 15th April,2010
The new Wagon R seems to be stirring a lot of suspense. Hope the car also delivers. The launch is at the rite time. My father wa planning for a new Automatic car and found that only Wagon R and I10 are available in the small car segment. Considering the old Wagon, we all suggested the I10. Now that the new one Wagon R which is feature loaded is coming, we will definitely go for it. Hope Maruti brings the Automatic for the Wagon R immediately. We already had a Wagon R as Family car. I too own a Wagon R. But always felt why there is no rear wipe, rear power windows, etc when the Zen had all these even in the LXi version. Hope this car will be considered a premium hatchback and they can classify this as a Mini SUV with alloy wheels as SPECIAL EDITION
  Posted by ulhas babre at 14th April,2010
i have allready in wait for wagon r duo with k series engine . i booked wagon r in 20 march 2010 but i want to wait for duo with new engine . when it will launch?
  Posted by Prasanth at 14th April,2010
I am waiting for the new model Wagon R, last two months . No any final information regarding it yet received. Otherwise I have think about Hyundai i10
  Posted by G-Raj at 13th April,2010
Don't we have any clear photos of the new WR? There are a few I've seen on some other autoblogs but not really good enough. Looks like Maruti is keeping the secret and suspense quite well.
  Posted by .attar singh at 13th April,2010
please let me know about ax model ,will it be launched in future or has been stoped.requested to inform me on my no 9871089300
  Posted by Hafeez at 13th April,2010
detailed interior and exterior pics of the new wagon R were posted on a while back...
  Posted by Ruman Devmane at 13th April,2010
Rohin, sob sob :(
  Posted by binoj at 13th April,2010
i think no consumer schemes for new wagonr,approx price hike of RS..13000.00.............. BINOJ............. Maruti Suzuki will launch its all-new Wagon R come April 23rd ......
  Posted by m k maheshwari at 12th April,2010
when this car will be available in roorkee dist uttrakhand at what price
  Posted by Dhiraj at 12th April,2010
Please confirm the exshowroom price of lxi new model in delhi.........
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