Maruti will launch the new generation WagonR in India on 23rd January. It is first of its kind variant, and is very different from the new gen WagonR which is on sale in Japan.
India-spec WagonR is strikingly similar to its outgoing counterpart in many respects. But, there are also some notable differences between the old WagonR and the new model which we enumerate below. New Maruti WagonR vs Old WagonR.
For a start, the 2019 Maruti WagonR has grown in dimensions. It is now 3655mm in length, 1620mm in width and 1675mm in height while it sits on a 2435mm long wheelbase. The outgoing version measured 3636mm in length, 1475mm in width and 1670mm in height while wheelbase measured 2400mm.
This makes the new WagonR about 19mm longer, 145mm wider and 5 mm taller – resulting in better interior space and more luggage room in the boot area. Maruti Suzuki has also hinted of the WagonR being based on the Heartect platform which will also contribute to more cabin space.
Where the engine lineup is concerned, the new WagonR gains a new 1.2 liter engine which was not seen powering the older model. This engine has proved its performance on both the Ignis and Swift offering 83 PS power and 113 Nm torque. The new WagonR will also continue to be powered by the 1.0 liter petrol engine capable of 68 PS power and 90 Nm torque. Both engines get mated to manual transmission and AMT.
The new Maruti WagonR will also receive better tyres as compared to those seen on its older model. These tyres continue to measure 13”on the LXi variant and 14” on the other variants but constitute more rubber.
Tyre size on the LXi variant stood at 145/80R13 going up to 155/80 R13 on the new WagonR LXI. The other two variants VXi and VXi+ which were offered with 155/65 R14 size tyres will now see the V and Z variants of the new WagonR offered with 165/70 R14 tyres.
More difference are sure to emerge once the new WagonR is officially launched, as interiors will also sport some striking differences with better passenger and driver comforts and added safety features.