November 7, 2015 : Maruti WagonR has been launched at a pricetag of INR 4.76 lacs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). Earlier, the car was spied with an AMT gearbox. The manufacturer is preparing more AMT-based option with their budget cars. Before that, the company launched a limited edition model of the WagonR called the WagonR Avance. The Avance will be based on the Lxi and the Lxi CNG variants of the wagonR and will incorporate new features like 2-din stereo with Bluetooth, dual tone dashboard, beige inserts and rear-seat power windows. The exteriors get new body graphics, roof-rails in gunmetal color, rear spoiler along with keyless entry and central locking/security alarm. The Avance Edition has been priced at Rs. 4,29,944 lacs, ex-showroom for the Lxi Variant and the Lxi CNG variant has been priced at Rs 4,83,973 lacs, ex-showroom.
The WagonR was amongst the first cars in the world to follow a ‘tall-boy’ design language. The short nose and nearly upright proportions helped it stand out amongst a sea of tiny hatchbacks. The domestic market originally shrugged the WagonR off for it’s boxy proportions. However, over the years, the WagonR has developed quite a niche for itself.
In its 3rd iteration, the WagonR continues to be a cash cow for Maruti, raking in consistent sales, month after month. What does the WagonR do to register such high sales? Let’s find out!
Space. A spacious hatchback in the truest sense of the word.
Peppy petrol engine. Just the right amount of power for the city.
Optional Airbags and ABS across all trims.
Optional AMT ups the convenience quotient in an already easy to drive car.
Quality of materials used in the interior could've been better. Feels low rent.
NVH levels aren't the best. Lot of engine noise filters into the cabin.
Brakes feel spongy. Could have done with better pedal response.
No diesel motor. Tata Tiago gets a diesel engine in the same price range.
Stand Out Features
Optional AMT, makes city commutes even easier.
Safety tech viz. airbags and ABS optional from base spec.
The Wagon R might not be the best looking or have all the bells and whistles, but it is a practical hatch in every sense of the word. It is spacious, fuel efficient and has Maruti Suzuki’s dependable after sales network to back it up.
"The WagonR gives importance to practicality over style, function over form."
If you are the practical kind and want sheer utility from your next hatchback, the WagonR fits the bill nicely.
Background & Evolution
The WagonR dates back to as far as 1999 when it first debuted in the Indian market. It sported a peppy 1.0-litre motor, that went on to power other hatchbacks (like the Estilo) in the Maruti portfolio. Maruti updated the looks on a timely basis to make the WagonR keep up with the times.
A mildly refreshed version hit showroom floors in 2006. The hatchback entered it’s third innings in the A1 hatchback segment in 2010, post which, it hasn't received any major cosmetic update. Recent updates to the WagonR include slightly reworked grille and bumpers, optional ABS & airbags across all trims and an optional AMT.
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User reviews of Wagon R
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Value for money. 35,000 KM driven
Hi guys, I bought the car in Aug-2010 when the blue-eyed version was newly launched. The on-road price in Dehradun for LXi model was 4.25 Lac including accessories. I have driven it 35,000KM till Sep-2015 (though I stay in India for only 5 months a year). I have driven it on highways, city traffic, hill stations and places where there are no roads ... Read Full Review
By A#guy#has#no#name!! .| October 19, 2015 | 1960 Views
No more a value for money, rather go for Hyundai or Honda make
I would strongly suggest not to buy the new Maruti Wagon R. I bought it in Diwali 2013, and in just about slightly more than a month, the window glasses started making noise. The body is very light, at the slightest touch while parking my vehicle (may be at a speed of 5Km/Hr) bumper got torn off. You can easily make out these while taking demo. At ... Read Full Review
By Prithvijit| January 03, 2014 | 24729 Views
CNG For Earth, Truly Satisfying
Look and Style: Truly International look with good road presence.
Comfort: Very comfortable front and rear seats for tall persons. High roof space. Refreshing interior.
Pickup: I read so many reviews complaining weak pick up in petrol, but believe me in CNG mode pick up is very very good you can experience the difference.
Mileage: I get 225 K... Read Full Review
By shail| December 08, 2010 | 108281 Views
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Maruti Wagon R in news
Maruti WagonR Auto Gear Shift Launched at Rs 4.76 Lacs
Maruti has launched the AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) version of WagonR and Stingray. Base price for the AMT versions of WagonR and Stingray are Rs. 4.76 lacs and 4.98 lacs, respectively. The Auto Gear Shift, as the manufacturer calls it, will be available with the Vxi variant of both of these cars. To add to the safety credentials of the vehicle, there are passenger and driver airbags, along with ABS. All of these features are available as an option across the variant lineup in these cars. Read Full News
Posted On | December 14, 2015 | 70160 Views
Maruti WagonR AMT Caught Testing
The popularity of automated manual transmission is slowly increasing and this is reflected by the handsome sales number of Maruti Celerio. The company was the first one to introduce a low cost automatic and that is paying off pretty well. However, it is long known that to fulfill its dreams for launching more automatic cars, Maruti is mulling to bring the AMT to its other budget line-up of vehicles. And the most recent one is the WagonR/Stingray AMT that has been spied in near-production version. Although, there is no word about the launch date, but it is expected to take place in a couple of months. Read Full News
Posted On | December 14, 2015 | 11787 Views
Maruti Launches Limited Edition WagonR Avance
With the festive season just around the corner, Maruti Suzuki has unveiled a limited edition of WagonR for 3 months called the WagonR Avance at Rs. 4,29,944 lacs, ex-showroom. Read Full News