Maruti Wagon R Review
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Maruti Wagon R Review by Expert
Maruti Wagon R Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
|Maruti Wagon R Variants||Mileage (City)||Mileage (Highway)|
|Maruti Wagon R Petrol||14.2 Kmpl||18.5 Kmpl|
|Maruti Wagon R CNG LXI||20.2 Kmkg||25.5 Kmkg|
Maruti Wagon R, also known as the Blue Eyed Boy gives a good average mileage of about 14.2 Kmpl on city roads and of 18.5 Kmpl on highways which is good enough in its segment. It is the better car for its buyers as it is affordable and its greatest advantage is that it is fuel efficient which is necessary to cope up with the rising prices of fuel. Not only this, but it has also got variant CNG fuel type. Now you can get Maruti Wagon R mileage as per your pocket allows while selecting petrol or CNG versions.
Maruti Wagon R Models and Features
|Maruti Wagon R Petrol Variants||Special Features|
|Maruti Wagon R LX||The base version has got features like Air conditioner with heater and rotary AC controls, reclining front seats, foldable grip assist and dual tone interiors along with ergonomically designed seats. The other aspects include adjustable front seat head rests, collapsible steering column and unique high mounted stop lamp for better safety besides many more.|
|Maruti Wagon R LXI||The exterior features consist of roof rails of moon rock silver shade, body colored bumpers and full wheel covers with S badge. The inside has dual tone 3d effect upholstery silver accented inside door handles, door trim fabric, adjustable front and rear headrests for all occupants in the car. Convenient features are 60:40 split and folding rear seats alongside remote fuel lid opener.|
|Maruti Wagon R VXI||The feature list of this top model consists of body colored ORVMs for both sides and body colored door handles, side body moldings, luggage parcel tray and chrome accented gear knobs alongside all four doors have speakers for surround sound. While there are front fog lamps, child proof rear door locks, front and rear washer wiper and defogger.|
|Maruti Wagon R VXI ABS||This safety specific version has special features like Anti lock Brake System (ABS), Dual SRS airbags, front and rear ELR with 3-points system, dual horn and a smart security system along with Intelligent Computerized Anti-Theft System (i-CATS). Furthermore, the other features are same as standard high end model VXI.|
|Maruti Wagon R CNG LXI||The frugal and eco friendly model’s features are more or less same as seen on the regular LXI models. To name some consists of vanity mirror under sun visor, anti glare inside view mirrors, option for speakers for surround sound, driver storage space and map pockets at front doors.|
Maruti Wagon R Colors
|Silky Silver||Glistening Grey||Superior White||Midnight Black||Breeze Blue||Firebrick Red||Brakers Chocolate|
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Maruti Wagon R Engine, Power and Performance
The new Maruti Wagon R has a K – Series engine which fills the car with passion and power. It is Equipped with the new generation DOCH with offset crankshaft which gives the improved power and fuel efficiency. Wagon R finds its way on Indian roads offering a maximum output of 68 Ps @ 2000 rpm and a maximum torque of 90 Nm @ 3500 rpm. As told earlier it is even available in CNG variant which offers an output of 59.3 Ps @ 6200 rpm and a top torque of 77 Nm @ 3500 rpm. With its 998 cc engine it drives you to your destination efficiently. A new cable aided gear box with twin synchronizer has been provided which is coupled to a 5 speed manual transmissions. With its turbo fuel capacity of 35 liters, this car has everything that one may desire.
Maruti Wagon R Pick Up and Acceleration
|Models||Max Power (ps/ rpm)||Max Torque (Nm/ rpm)||PICKUP(0–100 kmph)||TOP SPEED|
|Maruti Wagon R Petrol||68 / 6200||90 / 3500||15.2 sec||147 Kmph|
|Maruti Wagon R CNG LXI||59.3 / 6200||77 / 3500||17.8 Sec.||128 Kmph|
The 3 variants are well capable of churning out a tremendous power and a significant torque with an ease that would keep one wondering about. Maximum power and torque of 68Ps @ 6200rpm and 90Nm @ 3500rpm for petrol variants and 59.3Ps @ 6200rpm for CNG variants. Its rushes from 0 to 100 Kmph in 15.2 seconds but its top speed is of 137Kmph with a manual transmission.
Maruti Wagon R Interiors and Features
Your comfort and convenience is of utmost importance and to enjoy the comfort the new Maruti Wagon R comes with the improved leg and head room with the convenience of push – type cup – holders on driver’s and front passenger’s side. It has got tilt adjustable power steering to make your drive easy n effortless. It’s so much spacious that you get to put your belongings handy in the glove box, rear parcel tray and in the unique new front passenger under seat tray. You will drift away in the world of indulgence when you will feel the richness of the plush blue fabric seats which also gives a 3D effect. The dark and light grey surface with the sophisticated silver accent over the IP and gear knob lends it a class. Door trims fabric, front and rear cabin lamps are even very important part of the interiors! Adding to the beauty of its interiors is the stunning looking fuel meter. Caring about your ease there is an Electric OVRM (Outside Rear View Mirror) and power – window control on driver’s arm – rest. Rear seats are inclined for a good lumbar support. Next is the turn of your entertainment and Wagon R wont let you down at this even.
The integrated music system with CD player, MP3 player, AM / FM radio, AUX – IN and speakers at the 4 doors of the car that will surround you with music. The new Maruti Wagon R provides with all that you want from it. So are the safety features. It can drive you an extra mile taking care of your safety and peace of mind. For your safety there are front airbags added to its interiors with the seat belts which are very effective at the time of collision. The rear seats are foldable and there are even adjustable and stylish head rests for the sake of your convenience.
And as all other cars Maruti Wagon R is even having a sun visor with vanity mirror to protect you from the sun heat. The air – conditioner with the heater and rotator AC controls for better cooling. The doors open widely for the convenience. The seats recline and slide fully flat according to your seating posture. Even the rear seats split and fold in 60:40 ratios. The car even has foldable grip assist. Remote fuel lid opener and tail gate opener. Front passenger seat back pockets, map pockets in front doors & driver side storage space. The instrument panel is well integrated and looks after your small necessities even like it has floor console with cup – holders, integrated music system with AUX – in and digital clock, urethane 3 – spoke chrome finished steering wheel, unique amber speedometer illumination, digital fuel indicator with double trip – meter, tachometer, key not removed / lights – on warning buzzer, 12v accessory socket, contemporary AC vent with design foldable utility hook and glove box.
Maruti Wagon R Exteriors and Features
In terms of looks the all new Maruti Wagon R makes a bold statement. Be it the silver trim over the front grille, the celebratory chrome graving, the aggressive bonnet styling, or the unique blue – rimmed head lamps and crystal effect tail lamps the new Wagon R steals the thunder and gets all attention. Based on all new platforms, the new Wagon R is the tallest in its class and has a distinct sloping stance which gives it an imposing look, unmistakable identity, and all the admiration. The front and rear fog lamps prove very much beneficial in the extreme climatic conditions.
Its even has the rear window washer, defogger and wiper to enhance the visibility, especially in the rainy days. Its moon rock silver roof rail, body colored bumpers gives it a stylish personality. Added to these are flared fenders, body colored OVRM’s (Outside Rear View Mirrors), body colored outside door handles, stylish tailgate, tinted glasses, body colored chrome back door garnish which enhances its back looks, full wheel covers with ‘S’ badging and also wheel caps, amber color side indicators, tubeless tires, side body molding and pillar antennas. Halogen head lamps and unique high mount stop lamps are also present.
Safety Features in Maruti Wagon R
As every car, Maruti Wagon R even looks forward at your safety and even offers you best for it. Its designers knew that a drive cannot be comfortable, relaxing and peaceful without safety features. So they have put all there effort in it. From your entry in the car up to your exit it provides safety measures at every step.
First comes its structure, which is energy absorbent for safer drives. It helps you drive safer and even drive carefree by providing you a wider area. This enhances the visibility. Next is the central locking with the security alarm. This is even safer and alerts you in the cases of theft. So actually you don’t have to keep an eye on your car regularly and remain tension free about its security as it has inbuilt security system that alerts you about it. Even central locking proves useful when travelling with children. The ABS (Anti – lock Braking System) is even proved advantageous on slippery surfaces while driving as it does not allow the car to skid and slide and have a smooth drive on any kind of road. It even reminds you of the seatbelts by the seatbelt alarm and does not let you break the safety rules. As mentioned earlier the car has rear window defogger, wiper and washer which are also a kind of safety measure in the bad climate or the foggy weather.
Maruti Wagon R Driving and Handling
When you think of buying a car, the first thing you want is that it should give you a smooth drive and also it should be easy to handle. Then one should know about the suspensions and brakes in the car which play a major role in maintaining your drive. With these of a best quality in a car you don’t need any test drive to check the ease of driving. The car makers have given their best at this even. The new frame type front suspension, three point control arm, gas filled McPherson strut lead to better stability and riding comfort. The cable type gearshift mechanism reduces effort, making gear shift as smooth as silk. Maruti Wagon R is supported by an ELV (End – Of – Life Vehicle) which enables high degree of raw material recycling for a green environment.
Maruti Wagon R Accessories
As told before, Maruti Wagon R looks after the necessities of entertaining and relaxing as well as pleasure giving ride. For this it is provided by a self-built integrated music system in the car itself. Making the music system of good sound quality, there are provided 4 speakers, 2 in front and 2 in rear parcel shelf. The music system contains an Mp3player and CD player, radio, AM / FM tuner. Other features and accessories are accustomed and can be configured with respect to different variants of the cars.
Maruti Wagon R Conclusion
Way back in 1999 was the time when Hyundai Santro was reigning all the way in the country with its tall-image design and the other carmakers were mere spectators. At that juncture, Maruti grabbed the opportunity and launched Maruti Wagon R in India. This mass segment vehicle was block buster from the word go and it still commands domination when it comes to under 4.5-5 lakh car. Up till now it has faced many competitors like Chevrolet Beat, Chevrolet Spark and Hyundai Santro Xing, but Wagon R is Wagon R.
The major reason for Wagon R generating more sales compared to challengers till now is Maruti’s excellent and wide spread after sales network across the country. As it is positioned above Maruti Alto, the mass segment car buyer in India considers it as a premium vehicle as it has got versatility in every corner; there is proper headroom and sufficient legroom for the occupants along with decent space at the boot for cargo. And above all it has got some delightful mileage figures that cannot resist the expenditure-cautious Indian consumer. With all this and much more, today it has become one of the beloved vehicles of the common car buyers in the nation and is sold in volumes. According to some hovering speculations, the Maruti Wagon R Diesel is in the making and will be launched either by late 2012 or amid 2013. Let’s wait and watch.
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