Our digital rendering of the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R with alloy wheels does elaborately showcase its similarities with the Ertiga
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) is preparing to unleash its first launch of 2019 as the new generation Wagon R will enter the domestic market on January 23. With increasing competition and the arrival of new Santro meant that Maruti Suzuki had its work cut out in developing the new Wagon R, and on paper, it is the most modern as well as compelling update the Wagon R has ever received.
It could not have come at the right time as Wagon R has stepped foot into its twentieth year in India. The third generation Wagon R is not a fancy cosmetic foreplay to convince customers as the changes are more than skin deep. The largest automaker in the country has made India-specific revisions to the design and it only partially resembles the sixth-gen global model.
The upgrades to the exterior have followed an evolutionary approach to the outgoing model’s design but with modernity and to attract first-time young buyers. From being a no-frills tall hatch, the new-gen Wagon R has come a long way with a more appealing front fascia and a thorough makeover to the rear profile with vertical tail lamps.
We showed you the exclusive pictures of the 2019 Wagon R several times and here is an in-house rendering from us as we added alloy wheels on a unit spotted at dealer yard. It must be admitted that the digital imagination makes the Wagon R look like a mini version of the Ertiga, especially with the newly designed rear end and tall pillars connected to the roofline.
The 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is based on the fifth generation lightweight Heartect platform with a tough high tensile steel construction as the recently launched Ertiga, and it has bigger proportions allowing for more space inside the cabin. Maruti Suzuki has plonked the 1.2-litre K series petrol engine from Swift into the Wagon R for use in the VXi and ZXi variants with manual and AMT choices.
The 1.0-litre K10B retains its place in the lineup but it will only be offered in the entry-level LXi and Vxi grades with no change in performance. Maruti Suzuki has added driver side airbag, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, seatbelt reminder and speed alert system as standard safety features.