5 Reasons Why the WagonR is the hottest new hatchback in the market?by Partha Chada Best Cars in India
The WagonR is one of the highest selling cars in India, since 1999, when it was introduced, and has become a household name in the country. After two decades of an almost stunning monopoly of raging popularity of Indian streets, the WagonR is all new and grown up. The new Third Generation WagonR that comes with Auto Gear Shift is not only bigger, more powerful and more spacious, but also packs many more features than its predecessors. Let’s check what makes the new WagonR the hottest new hatchback in the market.
1. Affordable Price
Available at 4.19 lakh INR, the base model of the new Maruti Suzuki WagonR (i.e. WagonR LXI) has been priced at a mere 4,000 rupees higher than the older edition. While it is still competitively priced, the addition of a more powerful engine has made it a better buy in a market that is teeming with different hatchback cars. With prices of better and automatic variants going up to 5.69 lakh INR, the new WagonR is up to 34,000 INR more expensive than the outgoing model, which was priced between 4.15 lakh INR and 5.35 lakh INR (ex-showroom).
2. Bigger 1.2 litre Engine
For the first time, the WagonR gets a bigger 1.2-litre petrol engine. Wagon R mileage, already the talk of the town, now with the bigger engine will perform much better than older models. The 1.2-litre motor makes 82 BHP and 113 newton metres of peak torque while the 1-litre unit makes 67 BHP and 90 Nm. Both engines are paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The good news is that Maruti Suzuki will also offer a 5-speed AMT or AGS on the new Wagon R right from the beginning.
3. Tall-Boy Design
Initially, the chief most attraction of the Maruti Suzuki WagonR, the tall-boy design has been retained. However, the new WagonR comes with a whole new fascia and a redesigned rear. Newly
added dual-split headlamps and lodged between both, there is newly designed grille. The floating C-pillar gives the hatchback a modern and stylish profile since the doors are more or less unchanged.
4. Revamped Interiors
Similar to the exteriors, the cabin of the new Wagon R is a huge leap over the older car. Wagon R VXI interior now come with 3rd Generation release. The new steering wheel has mounted controls and a contrasting silver insert. The dual-tone dashboard has a large, new touchscreen infotainment screen with navigation, atop the centre console flanked by vertical air conditioning vents. It is a definite step-up over the outgoing model. The seats – both front and back – do not come with adjustable headrests anymore.
5. Variants and Features
The new Wagon R is available across seven variants. This includes three 1.0-litre trim – LXI, VXI and VXI AMT – and four 1.2-litre variants – VXI, VXI AMT, ZXI and ZXI AMT. The standard features includes dual airbags and ABS, distance to empty warning, a 12V socket, front power windows, bottle holders in doors, optional passenger airbag, rear parking sensors, central locking, and body coloured bumpers.
The Maruti Suzuki in the past two decades has sold more units of the Wagon R than any other car. This awesome hatchback was originally released in Japan as a Kei Car in 1993 by Suzuki Motor Corporation before releasing it internationally.
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