All-new 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R – First Impressions – Initial Preview

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January 23rd, that’s the date Maruti will launch the all-new 2019 Wagon R model in India. It is larger, it’s got more space on the inside, bigger Engines – there’s a lot to look forward to.

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What the first pictures of this car reveal is that although this is clearly a new Wagon R with that boxy shape, Maruti has taken it to the next level.

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It’s more fleshed out, it looks more grown-up, it’s gotten more prominent nose, taller headlamps, a nice sporty chin and they even managed to give it tall tail-lights at the back that do remind you a bit of Honda CRV.

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What’s also interesting is that along the side, it has the same sort of floating roof you see on the Maruti Swift and Maruti’s new 2019 Ertiga.

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Bcause it’s based on the HEARTECT platform there’s a lot more space on the inside. It’s a 130mm wider than the current car.

There’s a lot more legroom, it’s got a longer wheelbase so a lot more space on the inside and they’ve also made the dashboard nice and compact for even more space efficiency.

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But as the earlier car had a 170-Litre boot, this one sees a big jump to 340-Liters so there’s enough place for that CNG tank plus some luggage.

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On the new 2019 Wagon R interior, the Dual-Tone dash gets a Touchscreen, audio controls on the steering wheel and a few other goodies but there’s also things Maruti has deleted – Like there’s no tachometer, there’s no temperature gauge and they have also knocked out the adjustable headrests.

Also the design of the dash on the old car was a bit more attractive, on the other hand this one is a bit bland and plain.

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Under the hood for the first time Maruti will give you a choice of two engine options – there’ll be the 1-Litre that’s been there for the longest time but there will also be now the 1.2-Litre K Series and that will come with a lot more power and especially torque which should make driving the Wagon-R a bit more pleasing.

Both cars will also get an Automatic option and AMT is available on either the 1-Litre or the 1.2 but the CNG version will only be for the 1-Litre.

 

The new 2019 Maruti Wagon R Facelift has what it takes to take on Hyundai’s all-new Santro. We can’t wait either. What do you think about it? Tell us in the comments below.

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