The Suzuki Wagon R was first introduced in Japan in 1993, and is still in production by Suzuki. The R stands for Recreation. WagonR was launched in India a decade ago since then the car has had over 8Lakh customers. The first car was launched in 1999 followed by three upgrades (one in 2003, another in 2006 and another in 2010) and the latest upgraded model of the WagonR is far bolder in its looks, far more aggressive and spacious while now being far more sophisticated in its appearance both from inside and out.
At the time of launch the Wagon R was powered with a 1.1 L F10D petrol engine producing 64 bhp (48 kW) at 6,200 rpm and 84 Nm (62 lb·ft) of torque at 3,500 rpm but now the car is now powered by a new K10B series engine, which obviously is BS-IV spec to meet with current emission regulations. It’s a three cylinder 998cc powerplant that puts out all of 67Bhp at 6200rpm and 90Nm of torque at 3500rpm with a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox. There is also a CNG option of this variant which was launched on the 15th of August 2010.The car has great fuel efficiency as it gives a mileage of 18.9 kmpl. The car also comes with a unique Antilock Braking System (ABS) and iCAT intelligent computerized anti-theft system. According to some of the information a diesel version of the car is expected to be launched which will make it the cheapest dieses cars in India.
The car is really spacious from inside and include features like cup holders and It’s also (for the first time!) got a rear parcel tray, a 60:40 split rear seat, a storage space hidden away below the front passenger seat (ala the Ford Fusion) and a console ahead of the gear lever that has a rubberized module to prevent any damage to your cellular phone when you place it there and the internal controls have also been given a more sportier look with bright metal finish. The Length Width Height of the car are 3595*1475*1670 respectively with a Wheelbase of 2400 mm and a Ground Clearance of 165 mm which is ideal for Indian roads.
You can have at some of the models of the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R models in India
Maruti Wagon R LX DUO-This is the base model of the Maruti Wagon R, packed with 1.1L petrol engine with 5 speed manual transmission gearbox and It is also packed with LPG kit.
Maruti Wagon R LXI DUO-This variant is also packed with LPG kit but It offers some additional features as compared to the previous such as door trim fabric, chrome finish in instrumental panel, silver finish in inside door handles, electronic power steering, front power windows etc
Maruti Wagon R LX-This is the base model for the new Wagon R, packed with 1.0L petrol engine and 5 Speed manual transmission gearbox
Maruti Wagon R VXi-It is the top most model of the WagonR with some extra features like tilted steering, rear power windows, electrical ORVM, keyless entry, dual srs airbag (optional), ABS (optional), security system, body colored outside door handles, etc.
The car comes at a price tag of Rs 3, 61,605* - Rs 5, 50,000*Maruti WagonR,