While we await the launch of the new 2019 Maruti WagonR on 23 January 2019, the hatchback has already reached dealership stockyards if these new pictures are anything to go by. This is a new Pear Autumn Orange shade which will be complemented by three new shades: Pearl Blue, Pearl Brown and Magma Grey. Bookings are already open for a token amount of Rs 11,000 with deliveries expected to begin soon after.
The new WagonR still retains the tallboy design but has a squatter stance than before. Up front, it gets dual channel headlamps which flank the single chrome strip on the grille. On the sides it gets the same 13- or 14-inch wheel options but with wider tyres. 13-inch wheels will be offered with 155/80 R13 while the 14-inchers will be shod with 165/70 R14.
The new WagonR is longer by 66mm, wider by 125mm but shorter by 35mm than before. With the new Heartect platform, the wheelbase has also increased substantially to 2435mm, which is at par with the Ignis. Know how much has the new WagonR changed here. Where safety is concerned, Maruti will be offering a driver airbag, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, front seatbelt reminders and speed alert system as standard.
On the inside, it gets a slightly redesigned dashboard with a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which might miss out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also in the mix is the new steering wheel with integrated controls for audio and telephony. Here are some more details about the unit.
One of the major changes include the addition of a new engine as well. While the 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder(68PS/90Nm) continues to soldier on, Maruti will also add the 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder unit(83PS/113Nm) which is also available on the Swift, Ignis and Baleno. It will even get a 5-speed AMT option with both units. Read more about it here. But if you are eyeing a CNG variant there will not be one during the time of launch, but will be introduced eventually. Here’s why.
If you are wondering how the new Maruti WagonR fares against its rivals such as the Santro, Tiago, GO and the Celerio. Its expected to be priced in the range of Rs 4.20 lakh to Rs 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
How do you think the new Maruti WagonR looks in its new avatar? Will you consider it over its rivals if it didn’t have the Maruti badge going for it? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to CarDekho as we bring you more updates on the WagonR in the coming days.