Maruti Suzuki had cars such as 800, Esteem, Zen and Gypsy in its portfolio back in the late 90s, but with the competition creeping up and Indian automotive market just getting bigger, Maruti Suzuki had to come out with something unique to counter the Santro from Hyundais stables.
Santros tall boy looks was certainly appreciated by the Indian public back than and it was just matter of time before Maruti Suzuki Cars came out with its Wagon R. The car was called Wagon R and the suffix read MAV which Maruti claimed as Multi Activity Vehicle. The WagonR soon became a hit and since its launch in the early 2000s the car has received amost 4 facelifts and was revived again with an introdution of a newer model on the same lines in 2010 aptly called as The Blue-Eyed Boy. The new Wagon R was certainly a big hit with the people of India as the montly car sales chart saw the car glued amongst the top 4 top selling cars in India. What makes the car such a draw amongst the people? The answer would be the design which accomodates the five Indian adults comfortably. The design of the car had headrooms, leg room, lumbar support, wellto plainly put itIt has loads of space. The second thing, which made the car popular, was the creature comforts that were crammed in the car.
The new WagonR has superior technology, stylish new interiors and a very appealing look as a whole. Currently the Wagon R is available in petrol and CNG variants. The Wagon R features a 998 cc K series engine, which pumps out 68 bhp @ 6200rpm. The car was built keeping Indian specifications in mind and that explains the new L-shaped front suspension frame for the Indian roads and driving conditions and allows dynamic handling and riding comfort.
The new WagonR features electrically controlled outside rear view mirror, an HVAC unit that offers superior cooling and a music system with AUX-in and 6 band graphic equalizer.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has been priced quite competitevly and can be yours for just 3.46 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). As mentioned earlier over 8.5 lakh unit has been sold till date and that explins the popularity of the car. The Wagon R is also big on mileage as it returns with an impressive mileage of 14.4 kmpl in normal city roads. The Wagon R is available in 3 variants such as LX, Lxi and Vxi. You also have a choice of 7 attractive colours such as Bakers Chocolate, Breeze Ble, Firebrick Red, Glistering Grey, Midnight Black, Silky Silver and Superior White.