The new Maruti Wagon R 2018 is going to get Suzuki’s new HEARTECT platform. Engine specifications will remain the same, consequently increasing the fuel economy. Furthermore, the top-spec variants could get a touchscreen infotainment system.
We have informed you earlier, that Maruti Suzuki is currently working extensively to revamp its entire product portfolio. The process began with the launch of the Vitara Brezza, supporting an all-new HEARTECT platform and features never seen before on Maruti cars. The most recent addition to the automaker’s new line-up is the 2018 Swift. And soon we are also going to see the launch of the all-new Maruti Wagon R 2018. After the Alto, the Wagon R is one of the most widely sold cars for Maruti Suzuki in India. With this generation update, the Wagon R is set to become quite a lot better in terms of its design, features, safety and mileage.
New Maruti Wagon R 2018 Launch Date
The testing of the new Wagon R is already underway in India. As a result, we expect that Maruti is likely to launch the next-generation Wagon R in India sometime during the latter half of this year. Ideally, Maruti should debut the latest iteration of this hatchback during the festive season this year.
|Launch Date||Fiscal 2018-19|
New Maruti Wagon R 2018 Price
One of the biggest unique selling point for the Wagon R is its highly aggressive price. With the generation update, Maruti is likely to retain that. Expect the prices of this hatchback to start from INR 3.5 lakh. Consequently, the top of the line variant will retail around the mark of INR 5.5 Lakh.
|Expected Price||INR 8 Lakh to INR 14 Lakh|
New Maruti Wagon R: A Quick Overview
The 2018 Wagon R is going to get Suzuki’s new HEARTECT platform. The exterior design of this hatchback is going to get a major overhaul. That said, Maruti will retain the car’s characteristic tall boy design. We expect the design to be simple, neat and clean. A similar theme will follow for the interior of the vehicle as well. However, with the 2018 generation upgrade, this hatchback is going to get a host of features. Just like always, the Wagon R will score high in terms of usability and practicality. The top-of-the-line variant is likely to come with the following features:
- Touchscreen Infotainment System
- Automatic Climate Control
- Electrically Adjustable ORVM
- Steering Mounted Controls
- Electrically Adjustable ORVM
The engine specifications of the 2018 Maruti Wagon R will remain the same as before. The hatchback will get a 1.0-litre K-Series, 3-cylinder petrol engine. It produces 67 BHP along with 91 Nm of peak torque. The new Wagon R will get a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. Maruti will also provide a 5-speed AMT gearbox as well. Thanks to the lighter HEARTECT platform, expect the fuel efficiency of the Wagon R to improve. The current generation model promises a fuel efficiency figure of 20 km/l.
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/5-speed AMT|
With prices starting from INR 3.5 lakh, the Wagon R will continue to compete with its current set of rivals. These include the likes of Tata Tiago, Hyundai Grand i10 and the soon to be launched, next-gen Hyundai Santro.