The next-gen WagonR carriers forward the tall-boy design that has been its identity over the years. However, it looks significantly different from the current model. The side profile remains minimal with large windows and very few character lines. However, it now gets a floating roof effect, which gives it a more modern touch.
At the rear, it features larger, vertically-stacked tail lamps which flank the rear windshield unlike the current model, where the tail lamps sit below the windscreen. The rear bumper has also grown in size and adds muscle to the overall design of the hatchback.
Under the bonnet, the WagonR is expected to carry forward the same 1.0-litre petrol-CNG engine that powers the current version. It makes 68PS of power and 90Nm of torque and is available with either a 5-speed MT or a 5-speed AMT.
As far as features are concerned, the new WagonR is expected to get dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and Isofix child seat anchors as standard, unlike the current model. It is also expected to get a 7-inch SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, at least in the top-spec variant.
The new WagonR is expected to be priced at a slight premium over the existing version, which is priced from Rs 4.14 lakh to Rs 5.39 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Maruti WagonR’s arch-rival, the Hyundai Santro, was also reintroduced recently and is priced from Rs 3.89 lakh to Rs 5.64 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).