Thursday, November 21, 2019
By Kamal Swami
Maruti Suzuki WagonR Petrol 1.0L With BS-VI Engine Launched In India
Amid of upgrading the existing vehicles line-up according to BS-VI emission norms, the country’s leading car manufacturing company Maruti Suzuki India Limited has silently launched the petrol version of its hatchback WagonR with BS-VI compliant engine. The new WagonR is empowered with a 1.0L petrol engine and has been offered with the starting price of Rs. 4.42 lakh (ex-showroom, price) which is almost Rs. 8,000 higher than its existing price for the base (LXi variant.
The other trims in a petrol variant, namely VXi, LXi (O), VXi (O) are offered with the price tag of Rs. 4.87 lakh, Rs. 4.49 lakh and Rs. 4.94 lakh, respectively. All these prices are ex-showroom prices. The VXi AGS and VXi (O) AGS are priced Rs. 5.34 lakh and Rs. 5.41 lakh. According to the recent reports, the BS-VI petrol Wagon R will deliver an average of Rs. 21.79 km, which is 0.71 km lesser than its existing model. Besides, this mechanical change, no other changes has been made on the vehicle.
Before this, the company had introduced the refreshed version of Wagon R empowered with BS-VI compliant with 1.2-liter petrol engine and priced Rs. 5.10 lakh for the entry-level vehicle. One thing which might disappoint the buyers of Wagon R is that despite being the best selling hatchback in the country, it recently received the 2-star rating in the global NCAP test. It is grapevine that soon it is going to launch the premium edition of the hatchback in India which would be christened as Maruti Suzuki XL5 and sold through Nexa dealerships. Aesthetically it will be quite different from the existing version of the Wagon R.