Posted On : 23 Jan, 2019
Another big change in the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is under the cover. The new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will get the more powerful 1.2-litre K12B four-cylinder petrol engine, in addition to the existing 1.0-litre K10B three-cylinder motor. The 1197 cc motor, sourced from the Swift, churns out 82 bhp at 5,000 rpm and a peak torque of 113 Nm at 4,200 rpm, while the smaller 998 cc motor makes 67 bhp at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 90 Nm at 3,500 rpm. Both the engines come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard and an optional 5-speed AGS unit.
The new Wagon R comes with an all-new exterior, featuring new dual-split headlamps, a new grille with chrome slat, ORVMs with integrated turn lights, new vertical LED tail lamps, and rear windshield wiper among others. The new Wagon R will be offered in three variants that come in seven different iterations - LXI 1.0L, VXI 1.0L, and VXI AGS 1.0L, along with VXI 1.2, VXI AGS 1.2, ZXI 1.2 and ZXI AGS 1.2. Maruti will be offering six colour options - Superior White, Silky Silver, along with four new colours - Magma Grey, Pearl Nutmeg Brown, Pearl Autumn Orange, and Pearl Poolside Blue.
With respect to safety, the car will come with the driver side airbag, ABS with EBD, front seatbelts reminder, speed alert system and rear parking sensors as standard across all trims. It's disheartening though that the passenger side airbag is not a standard feature on the hatchback.