Maruti Suzuki India launched the new generation WagonR back in Jan 2019. At that time, it was offered only with petrol engine options of 1L and 1.2L. It was expected Maruti to launch dual fuel option of CNG and LPG with WagonR at the time of launch itself, but that did not happen.
But with petrol options not managing expected sales, the company has now launched CNG petrol dual fuel option in India. Priced from Rs 4.84 lakhs for the LXi trim and Rs 4.89 lakhs for the LXi (O) trim, the WagonR CNG is only offered in two variants. Both are powered by the same 1.0 liter three cylinder engine. Comparing price of WagonR CNG with that of respective petrol powered variant, it is an increase of Rs 65k.
The 2019 Maruti WagonR CNG has grown in dimensions. In terms of length, the old WagonR measured 3,599mm which has increased to 3,655mm on the new WagonR. Width has also increased from 1,495mm on the older version to 1,620mm on the new WagonR while height has been reduced. The older WagonR stood 1,700mm on height which has been reduced to 1,675mm on the new model while wheelbase has increased from 2,400mm to 2,435mm.
The 1 liter engine board the WagonR CNG delivers 68 PS and 90 Nm torque via 5 speed manual transmission. It is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. Mileage claimed by petrol variant is 22.5 kmpl and that by CNG WagonR is 33.45 km/kg. The CNG tank is placed in the boot, along with the spare wheel, this more or less makes the boot space useless. Take a detailed look of WagonR CNG in the first walkaround video below. Video is created by Ujjwal Saxena.
2019 WagonR continues with the same tallboy stance. It is positioned on a new Heartect platform which is a lightweight platform that is also used in Ignis, Swift, Dzire, Baleno are also positioned. The 2019 Maruti WagonR is offered in color options of Passion Red, Superior White, Silky Silver, Midnight Blue, Glistening Grey, Bakers Chocolate, Breeze Blue, Ecru Beige, Sillky Silver Avance Edition, Glistening Grey Avance Edition and Superior White Avance Edition. The CNG variant is only offered in options of White, Silver and Grey.
New Maruti WagonR CNG gets a more contemporary exterior design as compared to that seen on its earlier counterpart even as its continues with its tall boy architecture. It gets redesigned wheel arches with a flared stance, split headlamps and new tail lamps. The new WagonR also uses upto 40 percent higher strength steel in its construction making it both lighter and safer than its predecessor. In spite of being larger than before, weight has been reduced by 65 kgs. Maruti hopes to receive sales boost with this new launch.