The new generation Wagon R has been well received among Indian customers and it reflects on the consistently increasing sales numbers since launch
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) introduced the third generation Wagon R in January 2019 and it had plenty of expectations riding on its shoulders. As to how a new-gen model should be, the tall rider was given a comprehensive makeover both inside and out, and it has worked wonders to strengthen its market positioning.
The long-await for a brand new Wagon R existed nearly a decade and the patience has been rewarded with a completely overhauled machine. The 2019 Wagon R is based on the lightweight fifth-generation Heartect platform and has several mechanical revisions over the previous model along with evolved exterior squashing the conservative image of the old model.
On the performance side, Maruti Suzuki wanted to give customers more agility and riding quality with the new Wagon R and thus plonked in the 82 bhp and 113 Nm producing 1.2-litre K series four-cylinder petrol engine that is already used in Swift, Dzire, Baleno and Ignis. It can be had with either a five-speed manual or an AMT transmission.
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The regular 1.0-litre petrol engine continued with manual and AMT options. The dual engine lineup and the presence of S-CNG have led to the expansion of the hatchback’s range and it has resulted in bringing a wider band of buyers into the Wagon R’s fold.
The new Wagon R began its life with 10,048 unit sales in January 2019 and its tally only increased in the subsequent months. In February, 15,661 units were retailed and last month saw a total of 16,152 units sold. For the first time in 11 months, the Wagon R has crossed 16,000 mark in March 2019.
The Wagon R has been a regular top-five finisher in monthly sales charts and March 2019 was no different as it ended up fourth ahead of Swift and Vitara Brezza. It was not far away from the third-placed Alto either as only 674 units separated them.