Maruti Suzuki recently introduced the third generation of its popular hatchback Wagon R in the Indian market. Now, the Wagon R has topped with highest numbers of sale in its segment surpassing in-house Celerio and cars including Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro, and Renault KWID. However, the sale has dropped for the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R in the month of January as compared sale numbers last year. In the month of January 2018, 14,182 units of Wagon R were sold as compared to the 10,048 units in January 2019.
In the number two spot, another Maruti Suzuki’s hatchback Celerio with 9,217 units hold the position. Tata Tiago is at number three with 8,041 units and Hyundai’s Santro at number four with 8,000, Renault’s KWID at five with 4,712 units and Datsun GO at number six with just 422 units in January 2019.
The latest version Maruti Suzuki Wagon R comes in three variants and here we bring to you complete and detailed review of the hatchback
Engine – The Maruti Suzuki has finally introduced a much powerful engine to its popular hatchback. Now, a 1.2-litre K12M engine has been installed in Wagon R which can produce 82 bhp of power @ 6000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque @ 4200 rpm. When the first generation of Wagon R was launched, the company gave it 1.1-litre engine which was later reduced to 1.0-litre in the second generation. The buyers surely felt lack of power in the current 1.0-litre engine but the all-new 1197cc four-cylinder petrol engine gives more punch to its power strength.
Exterior – The new Wagon R is launched with many new cosmetic touches which include front and the rear. In the front, Maruti Suzuki gave much twist in design around the headlamps; a new place for antenna has been placed in the centre front which gives it a much sporty look. In the side look, Wagon R has not been given many changes apart from a matt finish area attached to the rear door. In the rear, it gets new and huge tail lamps, which is quite similar to Ertiga. Even, it gets a chrome finish just above the number plate with ‘Wagon R’ badging.
Interior – The new Wagon R get dual-tone dashboard in Black and Off-White colour, new central AC vents similar to Baleno and new Instrument cluster. It also comes with new and improved Infotainment system which supports Bluetooth as well. On the steering, it gets controls for audio and calls as well.
Now, the company is now offering one Airbag and EBD on all variants as standard.
Talking about its seats, it gets enough seating and headroom space in the rear seats for a tall person. But, it still misses arm rests, cup holders and rear AC vents.
Boot – The new Wagon R comes with almost double boot space as compared to the second generation Wagon R. It now offers 340 litres of boot space which is quite humongous for the car of this segment.