Maruti Suzuki has launched an all-new WagonR – titled endearingly ‘the blue eyed boy’. The new Maruti WagonR comes with a new and highly fuel efficient 998cc K-series engine (68PS @ 6200rpm, torque of 90Nm @ 3500 rpm), delivering a high fuel efficiency of 18.9 kmpl. It also comes with a new 5-speed synchromesh transmission with cable-type gearshift, and a superior suspension technology. The new WagonR is available in three variants Lx, Lxi and Vxi and is priced at Rs. 3,56,780/-, Rs. 3,87,587/- and Rs. 4,13,005/- respectively. The VXi ABS variant is available at Rs. 4,45,321/- (all prices on-road, Delhi).

Thanks to a brand-new platform, the overall length of the new Wagon R is now increased to 3,595 mm (an increase of 75 mm) with a wheelbase of 2,400 mm – the longest in its class. The new WagonR is also wider and taller; the new dimensions are 1,495 mm and 1,700 mm, respectively. Storage space gets special attention in the new WagonR. As a unique feature, a handy shopping tray is fitted under front passenger seat. To safeguard the cell-phone camera unit, a soft insert has been introduced to the floor console. These apart, there are useful alcoves on the front console and door sides, a utility hook on the IP, and a 60:40 split rear seat add to user convenience. Two retractable cup/can holders on the driver’s and the co-driver’s side, and a bottle holder in the centre console add convenience and lead to user delight.

Features in the Vxi include dash-integrated music system with AUX-in and 6 band graphic equalizer, front and rear fog lamps, rear wiper and washer, rear defogger, dual horn and comes with safety features such as Airbag and ABS as options. A driver-side seat belt indicator is on the dash panel a standard feature on Lxi and Vxi variants. The new WagonR keys are integrated with i-CATS, 4-door central locking and anti-theft alarm system. The new WagonR is BSIV compliant, ELV compliant and E10 compliant. The new WagonR is available in seven colours. Metallic Breeze Blue is the signature colour of the new offering. Other body colors include Superior White, Midnight Black, Baker’s Chocolate, Breeze Blue, Fire Brick Red, Silky Silver and Glistening Grey.