Maruti Suzuki will launch the all-new Suzuki Wagon R in the Indian market on January 23, 2019. Ahead of the launch, images of the new model have been leaked on the internet. The clear images reveal the exterior design highlight of the hatchback. It is clear that the India-spec model looks quite different to the one available in the Japanese market.
The new-generation Maruti Suzuki Wagon R retains the tall-boy design, though the overall profile or proportions are different. At the front, the new model comes with signature Maruti's grille with Suzuki emblem at the centre and wraparound headlamps. The grille comes with chrome treatment and looks similar to the one offered with the Ignis. The bumper is simple and accommodates newly designed fog lamp housing. The spotted model is the mid-spec variant, which misses out on fog lamps.
On the sides, the new Maruti Wagon R looks bigger than the outgoing model. The hatchback is likely to offer more legroom space for rear occupants. In fact, it could also receive the reclining seats for the rear passengers. The roof is slightly floating, which shares resemblance with the Ertiga. There are creases to the front and rear fenders and doors. At the back, the hatchback gets large tail-lamps mounted high up the C-pillar.
The new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will be based on the modified version of the existing platform, which will offer better structural integrity. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 67bhp of power and 90Nm of torque. This engine will be tuned for better refinement and fuel efficiency. Both manual and AMT gearbox options will be on offer. The company will also introduce the CNG-fitted version of the new WagonR.
The top-spec Maruti Wagon R will be equipped with a SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system, which will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Media reports claim that the company will introduce the new ZXi variant, which will be powered by a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and seat-belt reminder will be offered as standard. The new model will challenge the likes of Datsun GO, Tata Tiago and Hyundai Santro.