India’s largest selling car maker and the king of small cars, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, will launch the much discussed Stingray variant of its high selling tall boy, the Wagon R, in our ultra competitive small car market today.
Enough has already been talked about the Maruti Wagon R Stingray and Maruti has already started the promotions for their latest car with the teaser video that you see here:
The Maruti Wagon R Stingray boasts of a totally revised front end that consists of a sleeker grille, a set of stylish headlamps which contain a projector unit each, a revised bonnet and a bolder bumper that seems to have taken design inspiration from that of the Alto 800. Other than a completely re-styled front end, the Stingray also gets new design alloy wheels and a slightly revised rear end.
The interiors of the Stingray come draped in various shades of dark grey and black and seem to have got some added equipment. The longer list of features would include stuff like steering mounted audio controls, updated ICE, et al.
The India-spec Maruti Wagon R Stingray is powered by the same 1.0-liter, 3 cylinder, K Series petrol engine that powers the regular Wagon R, the Alto K10, the AStar and the Estilo. This motor has a max power of 68PS and a peak torque of 90Nm. While we would have liked the Stingray to come with a more powerful engine and some ‘go-faster bits’, the performance from the tried and test K10 motor should suit the tastes of most.
We guess that the Wagon R Stingray would be promoted as a ‘sporty’ variant of the Wagon R. The Stingray does look smarter than the regular Wagon R and this means that the upcoming variant could appeal more to the youngsters, who have so far remained away from the car due to its boxy styling and uninspiring looks.
The upcoming Maruti Wagon R Stingray could be slightly pricier and could command a premium of INR 45,000-50,000 over the regular Wagon R.
Please Note- Picture of International-spec Stingray has been used for representative purposes ONLY. The India spec car looks a tad different and we will be presenting you with an updated image gallery in a matter of few hours.