New Maruti WagonR Vs Old WagonR — What Is The Difference?

Rahul Nagaraj

Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch their new WagonR hatchback in the Indian market on the 23rd of January. Ahead of its launch, Maruti has already released their first teaser of the upcoming tall boy hatchback. However, the new Maruti WagonR has been spied undisguised on multiple occasions, giving us a clear look at its design and features.

The spy pics of the new WagonR showcase both the exterior and interior design updates, along with the features expected on the upcoming hatchback.

Based on the spy images and the leaked brochure, here are the initial differences between the new WagonR and the outgoing model.

Design

Starting off with the new Maruti WagonR, the hatchback comes with a number of updates and design changes compared to the outgoing model. The new WagonR comes with a fresh set of sweptback headlamps, new front grille design with a single chrome strip, new fog lamp housing and refreshed bumper design. However, the new WagonR does manage to retain its original tall boy design from the previous generation models.

Apart from the design changes, the new Maruti WagonR has also increased in proportions. The new WagonR is now 19mm longer, 145mm wider and 5mm taller than the outgoing model. The wheelbase of the new WagonR has also increased by 35mm.

Dimensions New WagonR Old WagonR
Length (mm) 3,655 3,636
Width (mm) 1,620 1,475
Height (mm) 1,675 1,670
Wheelbase (mm) 2,435 2,400
Ground Clearance (mm) 170 165
Kerb Weight (kg) 805 - 845 870 - 965

Overall Design Rating
New Maruti WagonR: 8/10
Old Maruti WagonR: 7/10

Features

The new Maruti WagonR is expected to come with a host of new features and updated interiors. The new WagonR is expected to come with basic features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, floating roof design, dual-tone cabin, audio-mounted steering wheels, large analogue speedometer and manual AC vents.

Higher variants further come with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED DRL, all-four-power windows, multiple airbags, and ORVMs with integrated turn indicators.

Overall Features Rating
New Maruti WagonR: 8/10
Old Maruti WagonR: 7/10

Engine Specification

The old Maruti WagonR came with a single engine option in the form of a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit. The engine churned out 67bhp and 90Nm of torque and is mated to a standard five-speed manual gearbox and the optional AMT as well.

The new Maruti WagonR now comes with two petrol engine options. The first is the same 1.0-litre engine from the previous generation while the second is the larger 1.2-litre four-cylinder unit. This petrol engine is the same as seen on the Ignis and the Swift hatchbacks. The engine produces 89bhp and 113Nm of torque. It further comes mated to the same five-speed manual and AMT as on the outgoing model.

Specifications New WagonR Old WagonR
Engine 1.0-litre 1.0/1.2-litre
No. Of Cylinders 3
3/4
Power (bhp) 67
67/89
Torque (Nm) 90
90/113
Transmission 5-MT/AMT 5-MT/AMT
Mileage (km/l) 20
NA

Overall Engine Specification Rating
New Maruti WagonR: 9/10
Old Maruti WagonR: 8/10

Pricing

The current-generation WagonR hatchback comes with a starting price of Rs 4.15 lakh for the base variant while the top-spec AMT comes in at Rs 5.36 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).

Prices for the new Maruti WagonR are yet to be announced. However, we can expect it to be priced at a slight premium than the outgoing model. The new Maruti WagonR is expected to be priced around the Rs 4.5 lakh range, ex-showroom.

Verdict

The Maruti Suzuki WagonR has been one of the most popular hatchbacks in the Indian market for quite a while now. The hatchback has been among the top-selling cars in the Indian market consistently, every month. Once launched in India, the Maruti WagonR will rival the likes of the Hyundai Santro and the Datsun GO.

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