Deliveries of the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will begin from February and it comes with a raft of cosmetic updates
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) is all set to introduce a brand new version of the Wagon R on January 23. It is the brand’s first launch of the New Year and perhaps the most important one catering volumes. The tall-riding hatchback is definitely due a big upgrade and Maruti Suzuki is finally responding with a thoroughly overhauled new-gen model.
We exclusively showed you first set of pictures of the undisguised India-specific Wagon R yesterday and, furthermore, the deliveries will commence from February 2019. The leading automaker in the country has commenced production of the 2019 Wagon R already and is coming in with big tasks bundled on its back considering the huge success endured by the outgoing model.
The 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will rightfully revive the old rivalry with Hyundai Santro while competing against other rivals like Tata Tiago, Renault Kwid and Datsun Go. The new generation Wagon R has a heavily updated front fascia with a prominent horizontal bar connecting the headlamps.
The bumper section is busier than ever with fog lamp housing and wider air intakes. While the overall silhouette is maintained with flat roof and tall pillars, the rear end is inspired by the Ertiga with pillar mounted tail lamps. The proportions could also grow for increased occupant space inside the cabin as well as boot volume.
The interior will get a redesigned dashboard along with addition of several modern features including a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Moreover, we can expect Maruti Suzuki to add a number of standard safety features including dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, seatbelt reminder, reverse parking sensors, high speed alert, and so on.
No mechanical updates are likely on the horizon as the 1.0-litre K10B three-cylinder petrol engine producing 67 bhp at 6,200 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque delivered at 3,500 rpm may continue. It could be tuned for increased fuel economy and comes linked to a standard five-speed manual transmission or an AMT gearbox as optional.