2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has evolutionary approach to design and uses a 1.2-litre petrol engine from Swift in its new avatar
The Wagon R nameplate has been in the business for almost two decades and to celebrate the twentieth year anniversary, Maruti Suzuki introduced a brand new version with plenty of surprises up its sleeves.
The 2019 Wagon R takes an evolutionary approach to design and it doesn’t replicate the same styling of the global model. Instead, Maruti Suzuki opted to go with India-specific changes to the exterior as well as the interior.
On the outside, the new-gen Wagon R comes with a more prominent front fascia with bigger headlamps and a newly design bumper housing the round shaped fog lamps. Maruti Suzuki has managed to keep the signature design trait intact though as the tall roofline allowing for ample headroom has been retained.
The rear end features vertically positioned tail lamps inspired from the Ertiga. Due to the presence of the lightweight Heartect architecture that also underpins Swift, Baleno, Dzire and Ignis the new Wagon R has become lighter with bigger proportions. More importantly, the ride quality has improved by a big margin.
The interior, on the other hand, is more premium than the previous model and it is equipped with several standard safety First features. It has a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, multifunctional steering wheel with mounted controls and much more.
The biggest addition to the new generation Wagon R is the arrival of the 1.2-litre K series petrol engine derived from the Swift making 82 PS and 113 Nm of peak torque. It is sold in middle and top-level trims with manual and AMT transmission choices. The regular 1.0-litre petrol engines continue its duties in the lower variants.
The Wagon R has been well received so far in the domestic market and the waiting period stands between two and three months. It can also be had with customised packages.