Maruti Suzuki has launched the updated Wagon R at ₹5.39 lakh. You might think of it as a cosmetic update but rest assured, there’s more than meets the eye! It gets more safety features and new powertrains in a bid to make it a more desirable package. Let’s take a look at everything that is new with Maruti’s tallboy:
The exterior design is more or less the same with the only change being the new alloy wheels and a dual-tone exterior body color option. The dual-tone color options are Gallant Red with black roof and Magma Grey with black roof. There’s a new set of 14-inch blacked out alloy wheels which are present on the top-end ZXI+ variant.
Interior and safety
When it comes to the interiors, there is no change for the single-tone color variants. However, variants with dual-tone exterior color will get Modern Grey Melange fabric. The New Wagon R now comes with a 17.78cm SmartPlay Studio system with navigation. The system is supported by 4 speakers and it gets smartphone compatibility as well. Another addition to the feature list is steering-mounted controls.
In terms of safety features, the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will be equipped with 12+ safety features. The 12+ safety features include Hill Hold Control for AMT variants, Dual Airbags from base variant, ABS with EBD, Seat Belt with Pre-tensioner and force limiter, seat belt reminder with buzzer, speed alert system, speed-sensitive auto door Lock, rear parking sensors, central locking, childproof rear door lock, security alarm, and front fog lamps.
Talking about the engines, the old 1.0-liter engine will be replaced by the Dual-Jet K10C engine series with an idle start/stop feature. It produces 65hp and 90 nm of torque. This engine also comes with an option of CNG. The older 1.2L engine is going to be replaced by the new K12N 1.2L engine with an idle start/stop feature.
This engine was is shared with the recently launched new Baleno. This engine produces 90bhp of max power and 113Nm of max torque. The new Wagon R is claimed to return 25.19 km/l. Both the engines will come mated to a 5-speed manual and an AMT.