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Rs. 4.10 to 5.31 lakh
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A facelift by Maruti Suzuki has added even more value to the practical hatchback. The refreshed Wagon R has a more attractive exterior design and dual tone interiors, and the VXi variant gets all beige interiors that enhances the spaciousness of the cabin further. The pricing is still as attractive as before which makes the Wagon R a value for money family hatchback.
The last styling update the WagonR received was back in 2013 when the 'stylish' Stingray variant was launched. Maruti continues to sell two versions of the WagonR side-by-side; the LXI/VXI variants look like the older 'blue-eyed-boy' car launched in 2010, while the VXI+ variant is the Stingray without the badge. In short, the WagonR looks old, though not offensively so. The VXI+, with its projector headlamps, alloy wheels, skirts and spoiler does look a tad more modern.

One of the few hatchbacks in India that hark back to the days of 'tall-boy' space-enhancing designs, the WagonR uses vertical space to compensate for its short length. The LXI and VXI variant feature beige and black interiors while the VXI+ variants feature all-black interiors. The age of the WagonR shows through, though. For instance, the features on the inside are now almost half-a-decade old. While the car is spacious, it does suffer from not having enough space to store knick-knacks. At 180-litres, the boot space is also not the best in the segment.
The Maruti Suzuki WagonR is offered with a single engine: a 998cc, 3-cylinder, petrol/CNG. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual or a convenience-enhancing 5-speed AMT. The engine develops 68PS of maximum power (59PS with CNG) and 90Nm of peak torque (77Nm on CNG). This engine is tuned for efficiency rather than performance. The AMT (or AGS) automatic transmission offers similar mileage figures as the manual.

Maruti Suzuki offers 12 variants of the WagonR. The base LXI is priced at Rs 4.14 lakh, while the top-end VXI+ AMT (O) costs Rs 5.35 lakh. Those looking for the most efficient variant can choose to go for any one of the two CNG variants of the car, though the LXI (O) variant is recommended as it is offered with dual front airbags and ABS. The VXI (O) variant makes most sense for those looking for features and safety, while the VXI AMT (O) offers most convenience in the city. The VXI+ variants offer a bit more style.

Tata Tiago: This is the newest car in this class and offers more features for the price without any compromise on space and quality. The Tiago has the best sound system in this segment and also gets smartphone-linked functions for the infotainment system. The petrol-AMT variants add to its appeal as a city-centric family hatchback.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio: The car that introduced Indians to affordable automatic-transmission cars, thanks to its AMT, the Celerio was launched to fill in the grey area between the Wagon R and the Swift, after the Ritz was discontinued. Three years on, the Celerio is not easily recommended, nor easily dismissed.

Datsun Go Plus: The Datsun Go Plus is the stretched version of the Go hatchback and offers the most space in this price range. It is also powered by a fun 1.2-litre engine, but the G0 Plus suffers in terms of quality and safety.

The Maruti Suzuki WagonR is still one of the best hatchbacks to buy in its segment, in spite of it being given a major upgrade back in 2010! Nothing combines space, performance, fuel-efficiency, low running costs and long-term reliability like the WagonR. There is even a more stylish version of the WagonR if the design of the standard car looks a bit too sedate to you.

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