The leader in the Indian car market for more than twenty years now, Maruti Suzuki has sold over 10 million vehicles since its establishment. Having become an iconic car maker for Indian roads, by way of producing generations of cars which are sturdy, dependable and also provide all the basic comforts under a single roof, Maruti has also consistently churned out new variants and models of their classic cars. One such re-launched four-wheeler is the Maruti Wagon R LXI CNG , which has been praised highly since its first appearance in the country’s automobile market. The latest re-styling of this hatchback gives to us a much more dynamic, stylish and easy-on-the-eye vehicle. This new variant comes with a whole new body and design, while retaining its ‘tall-boy’ looks. The chrome finishing lends a classy look to both the exteriors as well as the interiors, giving it its new nickname, ‘blue eyed boy’. Apart from aesthetic enhancements, the car in this latest remodelling boasts of improved safety features and the Maruti Wagon R LXI CNG fulfils, at the same time, the need of great mileage for the potential buyers.
With a sleek and robust design, the Maruti Wagon R LXI CNG has sturdy exteriors. An improvement that is bound to earn appreciation for this model is its curvier body design. This vehicle is one of the most highly rated cars manufactured by Maruti. Features such as a stout front grill , body coloured door knobs and door handles lend the car a degree of class. Equipped with alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers, and blue-tinted headlights, this 5-seater entry level hatchback is an elegant and pleasant one to ride in. Incorporation of stylish tail gate as well as crystal tail lights make the car wholesome.
One of the most trusted vehicles in the car market, Maruti Wagon R LXI CNG comes with roomy and spacious interiors with ample leg space, providing a high level of comfort and leisure for its passengers in order to improve their riding experience. Chrome plated instrument panel, installation of an electronic multi-tripmeter and silver finishing at the doors from the inside give the car a magnificence that is stately. Leather upholstery complements the interiors and imparts a royal touch to this simple and elegant car. An added comfort feature is the door trim fabric. Glove compartment, rear parcel tray and inside new front passenger under seat tray allow a sizeable room for keeping handy belongings, and hence the car is quite high up in terms of the convenience factor. The car also comes with pre-fitted air-conditioning with heating facility. All in all, the interiors of the car are rather impressive.
Engine and Performance
This car comes powered with a KB510 engine with i-GPI (intelligent gas port injection) bi-fuel technology which aids in increasing the power and also the fuel efficiency to a large extent. With an output of 67bhp at 6200rpm and a maximum torque of 90Nm at 3500rpm, the engine satisfies BSIV norms. This new series of engines with 988cc of engine displacement and a fuel tank capacity of 35 litres is fitted with front type suspension, three point control arm and gas-filled McPherson struts that enhance stability of the vehicle while in drive, and also makes the process of shifting gears considerably smoother, because of the cable-type gear shift mechanism. The low running costs of this variant, given that it operates on CNG makes it worth every penny spent on it and it offers an amazing mileage amounting to 20.5kmpl in the city and 26.3kmpl on the highways . This car can achieve a speed of 100kmph from 0kmph in just 15.9 sec and notches a top speed of 148kmph .
Braking and Handling
The front brakes of the Maruti Wagon R LXI are ventilated disc brakes while the rear wheels are mounted with drum brakes. In addition to this, there are 8-inch booster-assisted brakes that are highly effective and helpful in case of unforeseen incidents that may occur while driving. With McPherson strut suspensions with coil spring in the front and isolated trailing link suspensions with coil spring at the rear, the vehicle offers a smooth ride, even as the electronic power steering makes it easy to negotiate any difficulties while driving.
High-level safety features in Maruti Wagon R LXI CNG ensure that the passengers are protected at all times while riding in the car. The presence of seat belts ensures that shocks are minimized while driving. Air bags help in lending a cushioning effect at the time of the accident and thus help in minimizing the harm to the passengers. Moreover, the vehicle comes outfitted with a central locking system along with an alarm so to as guarantee the security of the car. The car offers a wider viewing area for safer driving. The halogen headlamps aid in safer driving at night. Additionally, the car is equipped with side impact beams, adjustable seats, engine immobilizer, child safety locks, day and night rear view mirror, passenger side rear view mirror, seat belt warning , and a centrally mounted fuel tank.
Comfort and convenience features in the car include a host of utilities such as power steering, power front windows, low fuel warning light, an accessory power outlet, rear seat headrest, and cup holders in the front of the car. Furthermore, there is a provision in the car for installation of a stereo system with speakers. Storage space in the car is effective and makes it easy to keep a handful of belongings while travelling.
Maruti Wagon R LXI CNG is economical as well as eco-friendly. In addition to it, the car gives a very good mileage and is fuel efficient. Overall, the maintenance cost of the car is quite low too.
Maruti Wagon R LXI CNG provides less power and less comfort. A couple of features such as seat lumbar support, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control and parking sensors, along with safety features such as tyre pressure monitor and vehicle stability control system, could add to the car's overall appeal.