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2019 Maruti WagonR recall affects 40k cars built in last 9 months

New Maruti WagonR
New Maruti WagonR image for reference.

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has announced a recall of 40,618 units of its WagonR (1 litre) vehicles. The vehicles affected were manufactured between November 15, 2018 and August 12, 2019. The recall is a check for a possible issue of fuel hose fouling with metal clamp.

MSIL launched its new-gen WagonR is January of 2019. This includes a 1 litre, as well as, a 1.2 litre engine. At the same time, the previous gen WagonR is still on sale for taxi fleet customers. The old WagonR is sold exclusively as a 1 litre engine offering. Keeping in mind date of manufacturing, the recall is likely to have affected both, old and new gen WagonR.

Beginning tomorrow, i.e., August 24, 2019, owners of suspect vehicles will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki dealers. Inspection and replacement of faulty part will be carried out free of cost. Maruti WagonR (1 litre) vehicle customers may also visit the company website, and enter the chassis number (MA3 followed by 14-digit alpha-numeric number) to check if their vehicle is affected by the recall.

Old Maruti WagonR image for reference.

Maruti WagonR has been one of the best selling cars of the company, ever since it was launched in 1999. The latest generation of Maruti WagonR is the biggest and the most advanced variant ever. It is also the most powerful WagonR variant till date.

This is for the first time a Maruti WagonR is offered with a 1.2 liter petrol engine, which is also offered with Swift. This engine is rated to deliver 82 hp and 113 Nm. It is mated to 5 MT or AMT. In addition to this, the Maruti WagonR is also offered with 1 liter petrol engine. This engine offers 67 hp and 90 Nm via 5 speed MT.

For July 2019, Maruti WagonR has been the best selling car in India. It registered sales of 15,062 units last month, as against 14,339 units in July 2018. This is a sales growth of 5%. As compared to June 2019, sales of WagonR have grown 47%. Below is the detailed report on sales of top selling 25 cars in India for July 2019.

Top 25 best selling cars July 2019

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