- The New Wagon R will get all-new design language with the bigger 1.2-litre engine.
- Will be available across 10 variants with manual and automatic transmission.
- Feature list will include multifunction steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system, 12V phone charging socket apart from ABS and airbags as standard.
Ahead of its official launch in India on 23 January, the all-new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has been teased officially for the first time. Maruti Suzuki has christened the new-gen as “Big new Wagon R”. We know by now that the third-gen Wagon R will come with a new design, added features and mechanical upgrades.
The new Wagon R is bigger than the model it replaces. It measures 3,655x1,620x1,675mm with a wheelbase of 2,435mm. Appearance wise, the new Wagon R will be more modern with an evolved styling all around. It will retain its tall-boy stance but will be modern in every possible way. The floating C-pillar and elongated taillights teased in the image looks appealing. The hatchback will be available with six colour options – Superior White, Silky Silver, Magma Grey, Autumn Orange, Nutmeg Brown and Poolside Blue.
On the inside, the cabin will get a dual-tone finish with beige and brown upholstery. The revised instrument cluster and a touchscreen will be part of the package. The feature list on the top-spec version features a 12V phone charging socket, electrically adjustable mirrors, four power windows, manual air conditioning and a multifunction steering wheel. Moreover, we expect to see additional stowage spaces all around the cabin apart from better occupant space than the older car.
Under the hood of the new Wagon R will be the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. But the top-spec model will be offered with a bigger 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine which powers the Swift and Ignis. It generates 82bhp of power and 115Nm of torque. Transmission would be manual with AMT options. As far as safety goes, the new Wagon R will come with dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as a standard fitment.
When launched, the new Wagon R will continue to face competition from the likes of Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro, Datsun Go+ as well as Maruti’s very own Celerio hatchback. Prices are expected to be slightly higher compared to the older model.