Maruti WagonR
Maruti WagonR

The Indian car market, known for its diverse range and fierce competition, witnesses another groundbreaking moment as Maruti introduces the new WagonR. With its impressive mileage, it promises not only to challenge its contemporaries like the Punch but also to become a beloved choice for the middle-class segment.

Price Bracket:

Starting at an attractive price of Rs. 5.55 Lakh for the base model, the WagonR extends its range up to Rs. 8.50 Lakh for the top-end variant. With a total of 12 different variants available, there’s a WagonR tailored for every need and budget.

Impressive Specifications:

The Maruti Wagon R doesn’t hold back when it comes to specs. Prices start from Rs. 5.55 Lakh and vary depending on the variant. Mileage figures oscillate between 23.56 to a whopping 34.05 kmpl. Engines are available in two capacities: 998 cc and 1197 cc. Although its safety rating from Global NCAP stands at 1 star, it offers both petrol and CNG fuel options.

Available Variants:

Potential buyers can choose from four distinct variants: LXI, VXI, ZXI, and ZXI Plus. Each variant offers a unique set of features tailored to different preferences and requirements.

Facing the Rivals:

In the bustling Indian market, the WagonR squares off against formidable competitors. The Tata Tiago and its close relative, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, are the primary competitors vying for the top spot against the WagonR.

Cons of the WagonR:

Despite its promising features, the WagonR has its shortcomings:

  • Its tall hatchback design has been termed as ‘disproportionate’, lacking the flair that many car enthusiasts look for.
  • When pushed to the limit, its tall stance and absorbent ride affect its driving dynamics.
  • Noise insulation could be better, leading to a noisy cabin where external sounds are easily heard.

Pros that Stand Out:

Yet, the WagonR shines brightly in many areas:

  • It boasts smooth and adequately powered drivetrains.
  • Its compact size and light controls make it highly drivable and ideal for city conditions.
  • At legal speeds, the ride quality remains both absorbent and settled, ensuring a comfortable journey.

Revamped and Ready:

This edition of the WagonR is the first significant update since its launch in 2019. It’s not just a cosmetic makeover; new engine options have also been introduced, making it a comprehensive update.

In summary, while the new Maruti WagonR may have its set of drawbacks, its advantages, especially the impressive mileage, are hard to ignore. The middle class, always on the lookout for efficiency and value for money, might find their ideal companion in this revamped WagonR. Only time will tell if it truly manages to eclipse its rivals in the long run.

Sonu Roy is originally a resident of Samastipur district of Bihar, has been working as a writer in digital journalism for the last 4 years. In his career of 4 years, he has good experience from politics, automobile, motivation, sports to technology field.