Maruti Wagon R and Stingray AMT launched
Following the success of the AMT equipped Alto K10 and Celerio, Maruti Suzuki India has now gone ahead and plonked the gearbox in the Wagon R and Wagon R Stingray. The demand for automatics in India has been on a continuous rise as more and more buyers are opting for the clutchless convenience of such vehicles even if it means shelling out a lakh or so extra. With the usage of AMT gearboxes, this price gap comes down to around 50,000 rupees, which is probably the main reason behind the popularity of this technology. Before we come up with a comprehensive Maruti Wagon R Automatic Transmission review here’s all there is to know about the new AMT-equipped versions of the popular hatchback.
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|Wagon R||Wagon R Stingray|
|VXi AMT||INR 4.76 lacs||INR 4.98 lacs|
|VXi(O) AMT||INR 5.09 lacs||INR 5.31 lacs|
all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi
For reference, standard Wagon R VXi and Stingray VXi retail for INR 4.28 lacs and INR 4.50 lacs respectively. Which translates to a price bump of around 50,000 rupees.
The Wagon R has always been a frugal car and the new AMT model, with an ARAI-certified fuel mileage of 20.5 km/, is no different in this aspect.
Highlights of the features list of the Maruti Wagon R and Stingray include:
The Stingray also gets projector headlamps, alloy wheels, chrome taillamps and a different grille.
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|Length x Width x Height||3539x1495x1670 mm|
|Kerb Weight||885 kg|
|Boot Space||180 litres|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||998 cc K10B|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||-NA-|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed AMT|
|Air Conditioner Type||Manual|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)|
|Steering Audio Controls||Yes|
|Audio System||Yes (2 DIN)|
Apart from the obvious change in transmission, every other aspect of the specifications table remains unchanged. Even the ARAI certified mileage figures are unchanged at 20.51 kpl.
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