Exclusive: 2019 Maruti Wagon R (New Santro Rival) To Launch On 23rd January

New generation 2018 Maruti Suzuki WagonR

One of the largest selling cars in India, the full model change of Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is long-awaited and the all-new generation model arriving on 23rd January

Maruti Suzuki WagonR is an extremely popular vehicle in the Indian car market. The hatchback has been around for a very long while in the Indian market and still sells more than 10,000 units per month. The all-new WagonR is long-due and we can confirm that Maruti would launch the vehicle on 23rd January 2019 in the Indian market. We already told you that Maruti Suzuki would start the mass production of the all-new WagonR from mid-January 2019.

This is the third-generation of the Maruti Suzuki WagonR and looks extremely different from the current generation model. The model change was due because of the mandatory crash test norms that will set-in from 2020. This would be the biggest change in the Maruti Suzuki WagonR since its launch and will see a change of platform.

The arrival of the WagonR would bring back the golden days when the rivalry between Hyundai Santro and Maruti Suzuki WagonR was fresh. Hyundai recently launched the all-new Santro and it would directly take on the all-new WagonR in the Indian market.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Rendered

The all-new WagonR would draw heavy inspirations from the WagonR on sale in the Japanese domestic market. The Indian version would be specific for the region and the vehicle would see quite a few changes. However, the all-new WagonR is expected to grow in size. The all-new WagonR would get new headlamps, a new grille, new bumpers and uniquely positioned tail lamps.

On the inside, the all-new WagonR would get updated dashboard, steering wheels and touch-based infotainment system. The feature list would be long and will include features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, speed warning system and more.

The all-new WagonR would be powered by the 1.0-litre K10B petrol engine that also powers the current generation of WagonR. However, it would be tuned for more fuel efficiency. The engine in its current form produces a maximum power of 67 Bhp and a peak torque of 90 Nm. It would offer both manual and AMT automatic transmission.