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2019 Maruti WagonR Reaches Dealerships Ahead Of 23 Jan Launch

The new WagonR will be bigger than its predecessor and feature a bigger 1.2-litre petrol engine as well

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2019 Maruti WagonR Reaches Dealerships Ahead Of 23 Jan Launch
2019 Maruti WagonR Reaches Dealerships Ahead Of 23 Jan Launch
  • Bookings officially begin for Rs 11,000 with deliveries expected to begin from 23 January.

  • Based on the same Heartect platform as the Swift/Dzire, Ignis,Baleno and the Ertiga.

  • Will get a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder and a new 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine, both with an optional AMT.

  • Follows the usual Maruti variant nomenclature of L,V and Z.

  • Will feature a touchscreen unit for the first time.

While we await the launch of the new 2019 Maruti WagonR on 23 January 2019, the hatchback has already reached dealership stockyards if these new pictures are anything to go by. This is a new Pear Autumn Orange shade which will be complemented by three new shades: Pearl Blue, Pearl Brown and Magma Grey. Bookings are already open for a token amount of Rs 11,000 with deliveries expected to begin soon after.

The new WagonR still retains the tallboy design but has a squatter stance than before. Up front it gets dual channel headlamps which flank the single chrome strip on the grille. On the sides it gets the same 13- or 14-inch wheel options but with wider tyres. 13-inch wheels will be offered with 155/80 R13 while the 14-inchers will be shod with 165/70 R14.

The new WagonR is longer by 66mm, wider by 125mm but shorter by 35mm than before. With the new Heartect platform, the wheelbase has also increased substantially to 2435mm, which is at par with the Ignis.  Where safety is concerned, Maruti will be offering a driver airbag, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, front seatbelt reminders and speed alert system as standard.

On the inside, it gets a slightly redesigned dashboard with a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which might miss out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also in the mix is the new steering wheel with integrated controls for audio and telephony. 

One of the major changes include the addition of a new engine as well. While the 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder(68PS/90Nm) continues to soldier on, Maruti will also add the 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder unit(83PS/113Nm) which is also available on the Swift, Ignis and Baleno. It will even get a 5-speed AMT option with both units. But if you are eyeing a CNG variant there will not be one during the time of launch, but will be introduced eventually. 

If you are wondering how the new Maruti WagonR fares against its rivals such as the Santro, Tiago, GO and the Celerio. Its expected to be priced in the range of Rs 4.20 lakh to Rs 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom).


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