To become a strong rival to the upcoming Hyundai Santro, the 2019 Maruti Wagon R will offer SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
The 2019 Maruti Wagon R isn’t too far away from its launch. However, before the next generation tallboy launches here, the new Hyundai Santro would have been introduced on 23 October 2018. The new Santro will be built on an updated version of the old i10’s platform and will even have a new version of the old car’s motor. In comparison, even the new Wagon R will use updated version of the current car’s platform and engine.
However, Hyundai is known to offer a lot of equipment on its cars and the same will be the case with the new Hyundai Santro. This is one area where the all-new model can really have an edge over all of its rivals. Hence, Maruti will need to make sure that the new Wagon R offers a lot more features than the current model. One of the highlights of the next gen model’s features list could be a SmartPlay infotainment unit that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Thanks to this feature, the 2019 Maruti Wagon R will have an answer to the 7-inch infotainment unit of the new Hyundai Santro. The touchscreen infotainment units of both the models will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In fact, the infotainment unit of the Wagon R will be the same as that of the Maruti Swift and Maruti Baleno.
On the other hand, the touchscreen system for the new Santro should be similar to what the Hyundai Grand i10 offers. Other than this, the new Hyundai Santro will also offer a multifunctional steering wheel and push start/stop button with keyless entry. In all probability, both these features will be available on the 2019 Maruti Wagon R as well.
In terms of design, the 2019 Maruti Wagon R is expected to look a lot like the latest generation model that’s on sale in Japan. The tallboy architecture should lead to a sufficiently roomy and practical cabin, while the higher number of features should help the entire cabin have a more premium feel.
Like we said, the engine for the 2019 Maruti Wagon R will come from the current model. The K10 motor will be updated to have lower emission and possibly a slightly better mixture of performance and mileage. In all likelihood, the new Wagon R will have all that’s required to take on the new Hyundai Santro.