Maruti Suzuki has launched its hatchback model named Wagon R with lots of attractive features and a powerful engine. Its exteriors play an important role to make it more user- friendly. Here is the list of some exteriors of the same:
Wagon R comes with 1.1litre of 4 cylinder engine along with great fuel efficiency. It is because of powerful engine, as the car is able to face any kind of road problem. Brief of the same is given below:
The variants of Wagon R are available in numerous attractive colors. The complete list of all colors of the same is listed as:
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has completed above 8 Lakh units into Indian market and everyone is satisfied with this tall machine. The first Wagon R was launched 17 years ago in 1999 after a facelift model appeared in 2003 and then again in 2006. The Hatchback Wagon R is vital player in Maruti Suzuki network which serves the statistics near about 14% of sales of Maruti annually and also a constant hit in the market with an average of 10,000 cars sales per month.
The car is bigger and better from previous version. The headlamps got bigger with a brush of blue has been sprayed on parking lamps. The front grille has got a touch of chrome strip and has been assembled with wider air intake and more extended bumpers. The number plate also got shifted towards the centre for IMHO symmetrical. From the side view, the roof rails and little bit of tilting make over gives a nice profile to the new hatchback. Rear windscreen is made huge along with rear lights. Overall appeal is better and symmetry design makes it further advance.
The interiors are airy and spacious and frontal visibility is also improved along with rear part due to the increased size of windscreen. Tilt steering features is also given a more comfortable position to the driver. The dashboard still houses gray color with a digital fuel gauge and two trip meter. Integrated music player which supports Aux/CD/FM along with USB will be a better option in another segment. The seats are well built with upholstery combined with blue and black color. Various pocket size container all over the front and side parts of the car well settle with the color. Boot space is 180L and an under seat basket is an innovative touch for the space conscious person.
Engine and Power specifications:-
The wagon R is 998cc 3-cylinder petrol engine which churns out 67BHP (6,200 rpm) and with 90NM of torque at 3,500rpm. The wagon R is heavier is 35 kilos and encompasses more horsepower and torque. The ARAI fuel efficiency is 18.9 kpl with 10% more mileage than older wagon R. The engine is BS-IV compliant and E10 (10% Ethanol mix) compliant. The car comes up with CNG version too starting from 15 August 2010.
Ride and Handling:-
The increased torque add some betterement to the shifting gearbox with a cable type technology and light weight cluthch and easier gear lever increase the comfortable driving while giving the driver a more focused attention towards the riding. The top model comes up with ABS and airbags thereby increasing the safety for driver along with SRS airbag which also safeguards the occupants. The front McPherson strut suspension with coil spring and rear suspension isolated trailing link coil spring creates a better riding conditions.
Maruti has made its customers delight by providing most of the features even in their base model too. As starting from the Lxi model, it includes features like Blue tint head lamps, Chrome accentuated front grille, Body colored wide bumpers, Crystal effect tail lamps, Amber colored side indicators, Tubeless tires, Pillar antenna. The Lxi model starts with an ex-showroom price of 4.45 lakh.
Coming to the middle trim the VXi Automatic Gear shift, having all the features as of base model Lxi it features Body Colored OVRMs and the body colored outside door handles with full wheel covers on the top. The VXi AGS starts with an ex-showroom price of 4.85 lakh.
Now, the Vxi manual has all the same features that of Vxi AGS but with a different price range. Vxi Manual starts with an ex-showroom price of 4.70 lakh.
Despite of not so promising design and interior superiority, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R fits into the budget box of the customers with a good value for money assurance. With a decent 15KMPL mileage in the city and putting very less maintainance, this is a perfect daily commuter for the average customer. One cannot expect a heavy quality build with high performing engine but all this can be compromised at the verge of its price tag and the fuel efficiency it provides. If a buyer is watching out a decent city car, with a spacious interior at a handy price tag, The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R can be the first option in queue.