India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki will launch 5 new cars in the country in the next 2 years. Out of these 5 new cars, Maruti Wagon R will be the one to enter into new generation. The new-generation Wagon R is already on sale in the Japanese market, but India-bound model will have different design and engine specifications. Here is a list of 5 things you should know about the upcoming new-generation Maruti Suzuki Wagon R.
– New Heartect platform
Similar to the new Swift and Dzire, the new WagonR will be based on Suzuki’s new generation HEARTECT platform. This platform is lighter, stiffer and safer, which makes it more fuel efficient and safer than the outgoing model.
– Same, but tweaked 1.0-litre K-Series petrol engine
The India-spec Maruti WagonR will retain the existing 1.0-litre K-Series petrol engine, which also powers the Celerio and the Alto K10. This engine will be tweaked for better acceleration and performance. In the current form, the 1.0L engine produces 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. Japanese-spec model is powered by a 660cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that is good enough for 51bhp and 50Nm. Read – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars In India
– Both Manual & AMT Option
The new WagonR’s engine will be paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. The company will also offer automatic option with the hatchback. It will be paired to a 5-speed AMT gearbox driving the power to the front wheels. The AMT gearbox is comparatively cheaper than the traditional automatic gearbox. Read – Maruti WagonR 7 Seater MPV India Launch & Other Details
– Diwali Launch
The new Maruti Suzuki WagonR is currently on testing form, but the spotted model comeswith production-ready body parts. Media reports claim that the new WagonR will go on sale during festive season, Diwali. Read – Maruti Ertiga Crossover Under Development
– Better Equippd Cabin
Maruti Suzuki is aiming to offer WagonR in several variants, starting from entry-level to CNG-kitted and top-spec feature-loaded model. The top-spec model is expected to be equipped with Suzuki’s new SmartPlay infotainment system with connected car applications like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This model could also get multi-functional steering wheel, adjustable driver seat, etc.