The all-new Maruti WagonR: Why’s everyone so excited about it?


Launched in 1999, the Maruti Suzuki WagonR – across generations – has been a best-seller, finding over 2.7 million happy homes across the length and breadth of India. In fact, one out of four WagonR owners brings home another MarutiWagonR. That’s a 25 % retention rate, which not only speaks volumes about the trust reposed by millions of WagonR buyers in the car but also a testament to the constant evolution of this ‘Dil Se Strong’ car. The WagonR’s popularity that spans decades has to do largely with the car’s design, excellent performance and features.

On Feb 25th, Maruti Suzuki launched the new WagonR in India, and boy what a looker the new car is!. Scratch deeper and you’ll find that the new WagonR also comes with a boatload of new features, making an already appealing car a surefire superhit, all over again. We’d go as far as to say that the new WagonR is the best WagonR ever built. Here’s why the new WagonR is the best buy for customers seeking a blend of performance, high fuel efficiency, comfort, convenience and style.

Head turning looks

The new MarutiWagonR looks more stylish than ever before and is sure to turn a lot of heads, young and old alike. The stylish Dual Tone Exteriors with Sporty Floating Roof design & Dynamic Alloy wheels are what will really strike you at first glance. These subtle yet classy styling tweaks make the WagonR look very appealing. The stylish theme is carried over to the interiors that get a new, dual tone look with Beige and Dark Grey Melange fabric. Maruti Suzuki has even introduced two new dual-tone colour combination: Gallant Red with Black Roof, and Magma Grey with Black Roof.

Comfortable & convenient

The new WagonR’s tall-boy design is meant to maximize space for its occupants, and keep them comfortable at all times. The new car goes the extra mile to do just this with a range of features. For instance, there’s the Hill Hold Assist feature in the AGS variant, which not only boosts safety but also makes driving up steep inclines comfortable and convenient. The 17.78cm (7”) SmartPlay Studio with Smartphone Navigation and 4 speakers will keep the driver on course while the passengers will stay entertained.

Fast yet frugal

The all-new Maruti WagonR: Why’s everyone so excited about it?

No compromise performance: That’s what the new WagonR delivers in spades thanks to a set of Advanced K-series Dual Jet, Dual VVT Engines with Idle Start Stop Technology. These engines are available in 1 liter and 1.2 liter capacities and are equipped with Dual Jet, Dual VTVT technologies, which give it excellent performance. These technologies, along with ISS (idle start-stop system) also maximizes fuel efficiency. In fact, the new WagonR lives up to its Strong reputation of being one of the most fuel efficient cars sold in India, with 16 % higher fuel efficiency of 25.19 Km/l for 1.0L VXI AGS variant and 19% higher fuel efficiency of

24.43** Km/l for 1.2L ZXI AGS variant, when compared to the outgoing model.

Also available in S-CNG trim

The new WagonR is also available in S-CNG trim, and this makes the car perfect for those who want additional cost savings and the flexibility of a dual-fuel vehicle. The new MarutiWagonR S-CNG is available in LXi and VXi trims, and is powered by the 1.0 liter Advanced K-Series engine. Even in S-CNG trim, the new WagonR is 5 % more fuel efficient than before, and delivers 34.05 Kms/Kg. The factory-fitted S-CNG kit also ensures peace of mind as it’s backed by a full warranty, and is designed to offer years of trouble-free, safe performance.

No-compromise safety

The new WagonR comes with no less than 12 safety features to keep you and your loved ones safe and secure. The HEARTECT Platform provides great structural stiffness and stability while the Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) offer surefooted stopping power. Other key safety features on offer include twin airbags, front seat belts reminder, high-speed alert system, rear parking sensors, and Hill-Hold Assist in AGS variants.

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