The New WagonR runs on the 998 cc KB aluminium engine. The engine which is Bharat Stage IV compliant develops a maximum power of 67 Bhp at 6200 rpm with maximum torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm. The engine is common to Maruti's A-star and the new Alto K10 too. It is produced at the company's Gurgaon facility. The mileage is good with the company stating an ARAI certified 18.9 Kmpl. The talented motor is mated with a new 5-speed synchromesh transmission technology that incorporates numerous innovations to enhance the power and pleasure combination.
Design And Comfort
This mean machine is built on a completely new base and chassis as compared to old models. New WagonR is an example of the new Japanese way of car designing. The box type unattractive looks are gone and replaced by more curvy figures. The nickname 'Blue-Eyed-Boy' is as a result of the attractive blue tinge in the big headlamps. The grille of new WagonR looks very refined with a chrome strip on top with big Suzuki logo in centre. The front and rear bumpers are also new with a big air dam in front bumpers which also features integrated round fog lamps. The top model of new WagonR features body coloured bumpers, door handles and outside rear view mirrors. The slightly bigger tail lights are from the Japanese WagonR. The third stop lamp is well integrated in the hatch and the top model of new WagonR also comes with roof rails.
The interiors have been given a much needed improvement and now sport a dual tone combination with aluminum touches all around. The centre console is rectangular in shape and the top variants are going to feature dash integrated music system with pre-fitted speakers. The new WagonR is roomier with a larger cabin space and increased leg-room for all passengers. This comes from the overall increase in the length and wheelbase of the car. The steering wheel comes with a new design and can be tilted, while the ergonomically designed gear shift knob neatly fits into the palm to ensure comfortable shifts. Other features include electrical outside rear view mirror and superior cooling due to the new HVAC design. Storage space gets special attention in the new WagonR. As a unique feature, a handy shopping tray is fitted under front passenger seat. There are useful alcoves on the front console and door sides, a utility hook on the IP, and a 60:40 split rear seat add to user handiness Two retractable cup/can holders on the driver's and the co-driver's side, and a bottle holder in the centre console add convenience and lead to joyful ride.
Ride And Handling
The overall ride quality is enhanced with a 5 speed synchromesh gear box aiding in precise and efficient gear shift. The gear ratios in the transmission in the New WagonR are optimized to enhance drivability. A reduced clutch-pedal peak-load helps to improve the city driving experience. The new car comes with an L-shaped front suspension frame to improve the ride quality. The company claims that the three-point suspension has been fine tuned for Indian conditions. The ride is smooth and offers enough power for quick overtakes and comfort driving alike on low fuel mileage.
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The major difference is the increased distance between the front bumper and the steering which promotes better shock absorption. The Vxi variant in the new WagonR is equipped with front and rear fog lamps, rear defogger, and dual horn. Airbags and ABS are available as options. A seat belt indicator on the dash panel is a standard feature on Lxi and Vxi variants. The New WagonR keys are integrated with i-CATS, 4-door central locking and anti-theft alarm system.
New WagonR Price, Variants And Color
There are 3 basic variants to the car with a price tag (ex-showroom, Delhi) of Rs 3.28 lakh for the base Lx variant, Rs 3.57 lakh for the mid-level LXi and Rs 3.81 lakh for the fully loaded VXi variant. Another variant New WagonR Vxi ABS version costs Rs. 4.12 Lakh. Seven colours are available; Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, Superior White, Midnight Black, Breeze Blue, Firebrick Red and Bakers Chocolate.
New WagonR Mileage
Personified with a compact hatchback and stylish look, New WagonR provides an average mileage of 18-20 kmpl on its diesel variant.