Maruti Suzuki WagonR Long Term Report: September 2019

By Ravi Ved | on September 26, 2019

This month, I have pretty much driven the Wagon R in the city, except for one quick trip to Alibag. The peppy nature of the new 1.2-litre motor is pretty likeable within the city limits too. It's free-revving and eager, which makes overtaking quick and easy, even in moderate traffic conditions. Speaking of which, the light clutch action is a huge boon as well. With the rain pouring down with all its might last month, most roads in the city have been washed away, leading to massive jams. Even after driving in such conditions for over an hour, you don’t quite feel strained. 

I am not a huge fan of the new design, but I have to admit, just like the outgoing model, visibility from behind the wheel is good in this one too. You can get a good sense of where the corners are, making it exceptionally easy to park even in the tightest of spots. 

One thing that really needs improvement is the build quality. While the dash and the rest of the interior and plastics are reasonably good, it’s the body shell that feels extremely flimsy. It is this aspect that makes the car feel nervous when driving on the highway with heavy cross winds. A slightly sturdier built would have worked well in making the car feel confident.   

Also read - Maruti Suzuki WagonR Long Term Report: August 2019

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When it came: February 2019

Current Odo reading: 10,281kms

Mileage this month: 1,730kms

Fuel efficiency: 12.1km/l

Faults: None

What’s good: Light clutch, visibility from cabin

What’s not: Build Quality

Tags: Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

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