Maruti Suzuki India will be launching the new generation Maruti WagonR in the domestic market today. With the rivalry in the entry-level hatchback space growing each day, country's leading automaker is looking to revive the WagonR offering, which is slated to break covers today. The company has already started the pre-bookings for the hatchback earlier this month. The third generation Maruti Suzuki WagonR is entirely different from the global version and it employs Suzuki's new Heartect platform that is also seen on New Swift as well as Dzire. Moreover, Tata Motors is also launching 2019 Tata Harrier Launching Today in India.
Moreover, the company had been teasing the new WagonR ahead of its official launch by rolling out several teaser videos. As a reminder, the brochure of the new WagonR was leaked online ahead of the launch, which revealed all the specifications and details about the car. To be based on the more advanced platform, the new generation WagonR will be bigger in terms of proportion as compared to the previous model.
Dimensionally, the next generation WagonR will measure 3655mm in length and 1620mm in width. Moreover, the wheelbase now stands at 2435mm making the cabin even more spacious. On the exterior front, the new car will sport more upmarket exterior design with new floating-roof design, ORVMs and new LED tail lamps. 2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR HatchBack Bookings Open: India Launch Date, Price, Features Specification.
Inside the cabin, the 2019 WagonR now gets a dashboard layout that is equipped with a SmartPlay Studio infotainment unit along with climate control, new steering mounted controls and much more. In terms of safety, the WagonR will get driver side airbag, ABS with EBD, front seatbelts reminder, speed alert system and rear parking sensors as standard fitment throughout the variants. However, the passenger side airbag will not be offered as a standard feature on the new WagonR.
Under the hood, the new Maruti Suzuki WagonR will be seen in two engine options this time around. The hatchback will get powerful 1.2-litre K12B, 4-cylinder petrol mill along with existing 1.0-litre K10B, 3-cylinder motor. The former is borrowed from the Swift, which is tuned to make 82 bhp of maximum power at 5,000 rpm against peak torque of 113 Nm at 4,200 rpm, whereas the latter churns 67 bhp of max power at 5,500 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. Transmission duties will be carried out by 5-speed manual gearbox as standard along with 5-speed AGS unit as optional. 2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR Official Bookings Open Across India Before Launch.
Having said that the new Maruti Suzuki WagonR will be built on the new platform, it is quite evident that it will be decently premium over the outgoing model. As a reminder, the old model is priced up to Rs 5.36 lakh (ex-showroom). It is believed that Maruti Suzuki India will launch the new WagonR with an attractive price point of around Rs 3.9 lakh (ex-showroom) and possibly could go around Rs 5.9 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, the new Maruti Suzuki WagonR will take on Hyundai Santro, Renault Kwid, and Tata Tiago.