UPDATE: We’ve driven the new WagonR! Check out our detailed review by following the link: Maruti Wagon R 2019 Review
The Maruti Suzuki WagonR's popularity in the country cannot be debated. Despite the old WagonR’s bare-bones feature list and the entry of newer and better-equipped rivals, the WagonR has been able to hold its own thanks to its spacious cabin (relatively speaking, of course) and low cost of running. With the new WagonR, Maruti has not just given the tallboy an update, but have taken it a step ahead in terms of performance, comfort and features. Let's have a closer look at everything that’s noteworthy about the all new WagonR 2019.
Price and variants
||Rs 4.19 Lakh
||Rs 4.89 Lakh
||Rs 4.69 Lakh
||Rs 5.36 lakh
||Rs 5.16 Lakh
||Rs 5.22 Lakh
||Rs 5.69 Lakh
- 2019 Maruti WagonR gets two petrol engine options - 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre.
- The 1.0-litre, three-pot has been carried over from the older model and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. There’s an AMT on offer as well on the VXi variant.
- This unit continues to produce 68PS of power and 90Nm of peak torque.
- You can only get this motor with the LXi and the VXi variants.
- The larger 1.2-litre engine is the same unit that powers the Swift, Dzire, Ignis and the Baleno. It can be had with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT.
- Like its siblings, the WagonR equipped with the larger motor produces 83PS of power and 113Nm of peak torque.
- This engine is available from the VXi variant onwards.
- Claimed fuel efficiency stands at 21.5kmpl for the 1.2-litre motor and 22.5kmpl for 1.0-litre unit.
- The new Maruti WagonR looks quite different from the older one. However, it still retains its tallboy design.
- It is now built on Suzuki's Heartect platform. It has made the hatchback bigger than before and it now measures 3655mm (+19mm) in length, 1620mm (+145mm) in width, 1675mm (+5 mm) in height and gets a wheelbase of 2435mm (+35mm).
- The new hatchback has taken a more European form thanks to a flowy design and leaving behind the sharp lines and creases.
- Unlike its Heartect-based siblings, it doesn’t get projector headlamps or LED DRLs.
- The base variant gets 185/80 R13 wheels while all other variants get 165/70 R14 wheels. It only gets steel wheels as alloy wheels are not offered on any of the variants.
- The electrically foldable ORVMs get integrated turn indicates and a two-tone finish.
- At the rear, you get a washer and wiper. The taillamps are stacked vertically like on the Ertiga but do not get any LED elements.
- It will be available in six body colours - white, silver, grey, orange, brown and blue.
- The larger proportions of the new WagonR has freed up more space inside the cabin. You now get 120mm more front and rear shoulder room, which should allow three passengers to sit comfortably at the back.
- While the dashboard has been completely redesigned, Maruti has retained certain elements from the older car, including the twin glove box and the design of the AC vents.
- A 7-inch SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system takes centrestage inside the cabin. This is not the same Suzuki SmartPlay unit seen on more expensive Maruti cars. But it supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and gets in-built navigation as well.
- All four power windows from the VXi variant onwards; LXi gets front power windows.
- You also get steering-mounted controls for calls and audio as well as a new instrument cluster.
- Both the front and the rear seats get fixed headrests and fabric upholstery.
- Rear seat gets a 60:40 split fold function. Boot space has been increased to 341 litres.
- In terms of safety, the new WagonR gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors.
- Driver airbag is standard across the range. A passenger airbag is part of the options list. Top-spec ZXi variant gets dual airbags as standard.
- While the WagonR is now more expensive than its predecessor, it rivals the same set of cars like the Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago and the Datsun GO.
- With the updates, the 2019 WagonR has become a more modern, more powerful and better option for taller drivers than the Celerio.