ALL NEW WagonR Spotted will be plusher and will be devoid of the fleet market targetting at private customers
Maruti Suzuki’s VFM tall boy hatch will be getting a thorough update. Yes, we’re talking about none other than the WagonR. Maruti Suzuki has kept refreshing the WagonR but now, after all these years it needs a thorough overhaul to stay neck and neck with its competition.
This 5th generation of the WagonR will be based on the new HEARTECT platform and is slated to launch in the later half of 2018. Some spy shots of this car have emerged on the internet. The car was spotted in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh and according to sources; the car was doing some high altitude testing. The car was sporting a camouflage but certain exterior elements were revealed. Interestingly, this new car will be launched in two different variants, a five-seat variant, and an extended seven-seat variant. The new car gets a larger windscreen and windows. The design os the headlights and taillights is changed and now the headlights are more sweptback like the one on the Stingray.
The car will be bestowed with features like dual airbags, ABS and ISOFIX child seat mounts on all variants. Also, expect improved structural rigidity as the car has to comply with the newer Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) norms. The engine doing duty in the new WagonR will be the same 1 liter K series petrol engine. The K series motor is rated at 67 bhp of power and 90 Nm of torque. It will be paired with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox.
The car will arrive in India after the launch of the new Ciaz and updated Ertiga. Its main rivals will be the Tata Tiago, Renault Kwid and the yet to arrive new generation Santro. Expect the car to boast of the practicality and value for money trump card.