It is yet another achievement for Maruti Suzuki as it has logged 30 lakh unit sales (cumulative) for the popular hatchback, Wagon R. It took nearly 24 years for India's largest carmaker to achieve this feat. For over a decade after its debut in India in 1999, the Wagon R had remained among the country's top-five selling cars. Also, if you see its sales figures for the year 2023, Maruti Suzuki sold over 2.12 lakh (2,12,340) units of the midsize hatchback, while FY2022 saw sales of around 1.88 lakh (1,88,837) units. The brand's first new offering for 2019 comes in the form of the third-generation Wagon R, and since 2019, the company has sold over 5 lakh units of the updated model. The tall boy's sales figures are impressive for several reasons that include affordability and reliability. Besides, it offers updated technology to keep up with changing times. However, the Wagon R has retained its boxy proportions since its debut.
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is based on 5th-gen Heartect platform that also underpins the Baleno, the Dzire, the Swift, and the Ignis. The new third-generation Wagon R comes with dual-split headlamps, a wide C-pillar design, and a new architectural-design grille.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R: Features
On the inside, the hatchback is given a dual-tone theme treatment. The 7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio is offered as standard with smartphone navigation. The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R also features a host of safety features such as dual airbags as standard equipment, seatbelt pre-tensioners, load limiters for front occupants, seat belt reminder with buzzer, Hill Hold Control for AMT models, speed-sensitive auto door lock, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, security alarm, front fog lamps, and childproof rear door lock. Other features include steering-mounted controls and connected car tech.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R: Engine
The Wagon R comes with two petrol engine options - a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine and a 1.2-litre four-cylinder K-Series engine. The 1.0-litre variant produces around 66bhp of power, while the 1.2-litre variant puts out 89bhp at 6,000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. Furthermore, the CNG version, which is available with the 1.2-litre K-Series engine, churns out 56bhp of maximum output. Both the petrol engines feature a DualJet system and are mated to an AMT. Whereas the CNG version is only available with a manual gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R: Price, Rivals
Price-wise, the Wagon R stands between Rs 5.52 and Rs 7.41 Lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. In terms of rivalry, the Wagon R locks horns with the Tata Tiago, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, and several other models in India.