- Maruti Suzuki WagonR Model
– Vxi ABS Exterior
– The new WagonR has a bit different look from the older version, but the new car is not just a facelift . In fact it is an improvised and a classy touch which has been added to this tall boy. Headlamps which look a bit similar to the bigger Suzuki Grand Vitara give an attitude to the overall face. The “Blue Eyes” which are basically the blue tinted parking lamps which make the tall boy now a blue eyed boy. Grille too is bigger and better than the previous version and has been well designed to fit with the headlamps to give a bigger look.
The rear does have some resemblance with the older WagonR. The way in which the rear lamps have been designed is great. The boot door now carries a chrome garnishing with the tall boys name on it. The VXi model which was tested carried rear wash n wipe feature which is available in almost all hatch(top end models) .The boot integrated high mount stop lamp is same as seen on the older version.
Overall the rear is not as new as the front.
Move to the side of WagonR, you can see the longer nose which gives the car the look of a bigger hatch. Interior
- As you enter the New WagonR, that’s the moment you feel the change. The interiors of this new car is completely different from the older version. From dash to the music system, everything is new in this car. The dash looks awesome with the new In dash Music Syatem which carried all features like USB, AuxIn, Cd, MP3, FM etc, but sadly no Bluetooth connectivity could be seen. The Instrument cluster with chrome lipped dials and orange glow gives a fresh feel to eyes. The upholstery is dual tone and the quality of plastics been used looks to be good when compared to the previous version. The steering wheels looks like a typical Suzuki which is carried by all the Suzukis these days.
Coming to the comfort, this is the only maruti which I find ideal for the 6fters+(Like me). Headroom is ample at front and rear. Driver seats still don’t have the height adjustment option which could have been added.
The thigh support, legroom is adequate. Tilt steering drives more comfortable, Glove box is big enough to keep your small bits. One thing which I found great was the tray under the codriver seat which can be used for carrying some bigger items(which you don’t intend to keep in your dickey) like laptops. Air Conditioner is very effective and cools up the cabin quite quickly. Engine And Transmission
The New WagonR carries the same heart as of its sibling A Star. The EUROIV K10 engine which generates a power of 68BHP which is quite enough for racing through the traffic.
The Transmission has improved to a great extent. The smooth gear shifts add pleasure to the drive. Specifications
- Price Range (in lakhs)*
Ex-showroom Price Rs 3.60 lakh (estimated, ex-showroom, Delhi) ENGINE
Fuel Petrol Type 3-cyl, in-line, 998cc Installation Front, transverse, front-wheel drive Bore/stroke 73/79.5mm Power 67bhp at 6200rpm Torque 9.17kgm at 3500rpm Power to weight 77.90bhp per tonne Transmission
Type Manual Gearbox 5-speed
Chassis & Body
Length 3595mm Width 1495mm Height 1700mm Wheel Base 2400mm Boot Volume 180 litres Ground Clearance 165mm Weight 860 kg Tyres 145/80 R13 tubeless Spare Full size Steering
Type Power Power steering Type of power assist Electronic power steering Brakes
Front Ventilated discs Rear Drums Economy
Overall 18.9 kpl (company claimed) Tank size 35 litres Safety
The New WagonR come with an optional ABS
+Airbags option which is around Rs. 30000/- costlier than the VXi.
In nutshell, it can be said that the New WagonR is not just a facelift but a new generation which is a VFM