Wagon R 2010-2012 AX BSII Review
Maruti Suzuki India’s well acclaimed car Wagon R LXI has the design, looks, prices, technology, comfort features, safety features etc. The car has an attractive design with dynamic exteriors along with the rousing interior. The Wagon R has modern looks and classy exterior which makes it look more robust. The chrome finish in the front and the rear body of the car gives it a very astonishing look. The moon rock roof rails give enhances the overall look of the car. The interior of the car has a dual tone finishing with chrome plated instrument panel. The engine of the Maruti Wagon R LXI has a five speed manual transmission gearbox with cable type gearshift. The Wagon R has stylish looks and at the same time it comes with highly advanced safety features incorporated in it for the security of the passengers sitting in the car. Wagon R is commonly called as “The blue eyed boy”. The Maruti Wagon R has been built after looking at the requirement of the modern premium compact hatchback with unmatched style and luxurious exteriors. The interior of the car is spacious and appealing. The interior is quite different in the segment of hatchbacks. All of the above, the car has a brand name of Maruti Suzuki which has an Indian heart and Japanese engineering incorporated in it. Maruti Suzuki is one of the oldest and best car manufacturers of India and this is a fact that the cars manufactured by Maruti are best in terms of pricing as well as quality. The service stations of the Maruti cars are easily available. The vehicles manufactured by Maruti are reliable and handy while driving. Maruti has been the number one car manufacturer of India.
The elegant style and exterior looks of the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is surely a head turner. Maruti Wagon R LXI has an eye catchy feature i.e. its curvy body that has increased its demand in the Indian automobile market. The chrome highlighted front grille of the Maruti Wagon R is bold and attractive with adjustable headlights and wheel covers. The body style with robust looks can be irresistible for any car enthusiast. The exterior of the Maruti Wagon R is packed with body colored side door handles and chrome finished back door that is a add- on in the finishing to the exterior of the car. The bodies colored outside rear view mirrors are manually adjustable. The car has tinted glasses with body colored door handles. The Wagon R is a five seater car with the length of 3595mm, width of 1475mm (with side moulding) and height of 1670mm (with roof rails) . The wheelbase of the car is 2400 mm with a ground clearance of 165mm which gives stability to the car while taking a steep turn. The turning radius of the vehicle is 4.6 meter.
The Maruti Wagon R is a hatchback segment car which has a wonderful interior that gives a great and classy look to the vehicle. The interior of the car is roomy and spacious that has a fabric upholstery and air conditioner added to it. The instrument panel of the car comes with chrome highlights to give the car a very stylish appearance. The moulded roof lining and needle punch floor carpet in the car gives a very impressive interior look to the vehicle’s cabin. The seats have been design in a way to offer a comfortable drive. The interior features of the car includes luggage parcel tray, sun visor ( with ticket holder only on driver seat), adjustable stylish front and rear seat head rests and vanity mirror in sun visor for front seat passenger. The Wagon R has tachometer and digital odometer. The Electronic Power Steering (EPS) of the car offers a smooth drive and also customization in the position according to one’s need. The car also has power window as comfort feature of the vehicle.
Engine & Performance (Power Mileage Acceleration & Pick-up)
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R LXI has an all aluminum light weight engine of 1.0L, 998cc, 3-Cylinders, 12-Valve KB10 petrol engine that is efficient enough to produce 67bhp of output at 6200rpm and give a maximum torque of 90Nm at 3500rpm. The 1.0L 998cc, 3-Cylinders, 12-Valve KB10 engine is matted to a five speed manual gearbox that has front wheel overdrive along with two wheel drive option. The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R LXI can attain a top speed of 148km/hr. The acceleration of the car from 0 to 100kmph is in 15.9 seconds which is fair enough with the engine being used by the car. The Maruti Wagon R LXI gives a mileage of 14.2kmpl when it is being used in city. At the same time, on the highways, the car gives an 18.9kmpl of mileage. The fuel used in the Wagon R LXI is petrol and the car complies with Bharat Stage IV emission norms of the country. The fuel tank capacity of Maruti Wagon R LXI is of 35kg. The Maruti Wagon R LXI has a 145/80 R13 size of tyres which have a better grip on road. The radial type tyre helps the car to be stable while driving in speed. The 145/80 R13 size tyre is tubeless.
Braking & Handling
The Maruti Wagon R LXI comes with McPherson Strut with torsion type roll control device in the front suspension. The rear suspension of the car has coil spring with three link rigid axle and isolated trailing arm. The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R LXI DUO has gas filled shock absorbers. The kerb weight of the Maruti Wagon R LXI is of 870L. The Maruti Wagon R LXI has efficient braking system. The front brakes of the car are disc type. The rear brake of the Wagon R LXI is of drum type which is effective while driving the car.
The Maruti Wagon R LXI comes with central locking and child safety locks. The day and night rear view mirror and passenger side rear view mirror are for safeguarding the passengers as well as the pedestrians. Halogen headlamps have been incorporated to enhance the visibility of the car. Rear seat belts, adjustable seats, side impact beams and front impact beams have been used in the Wagon R LXI variant to enhance the safety of the passengers in the vehicle. The vehicle also has power door locks incorporated to enhance the security of the passengers .
The car has many comfort features. These features are enough to suffice the requirement of a hatchback four wheeler. The power steering is meant to provide comfortable drive to the people who have different heights. Remote trunk opener and fuel lid opener are some of the additions in the comfort features of the car. Vanity mirror, rear seat headrest and the front sup holder provides comfort to the passengers of the car. 60:40 split and folding rear seats are meant to improve the luggage space of the car.
Good Driver position, Big electrically operated left and right mirrors, Powerful A/C, Easy to drive, Better fuel economy, Powerful and yet silent engine
Lack of width of the backseat, Interior is not charming, Poor rear visibility, gear shift takes time to get used to