Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday celebrated 20 years of having the popular WagonR on Indian roads. First introduced in the country in 1999, the company said it has sold 24 lakh units across the country, spanning three generations.
A constant in the top-10 selling cars in India for years, the WagonR has seen a number of upgrades over the course of the last two decades. Maruti Suzuki, in fact, states that 25% of all buyers of the car are returning customers which is testament to the popularity of the WagonR. "We are delighted as we celebrate incredible and successful journey of two decades of WagonR," said Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited. "WagonR has kept pace with the changing times, in line with the needs and aspirations of customers. We thank our customers for their trust towards WagonR, to make it a huge success."
Maruti Suzuki had sold the first 1 lakh units of WagonR by 2004, given the option of Duo LPG in 2006, introduced second generation of the car in 2010 along with option of CNG and introduced the WagonR Stingray three years later. The car hit the 20 lakh sales mark in 2017.
The latest version of the WagonR - based on the HEARTECT platform - was launched in January of 2019 and is now compliant with BS 6 emission norms. It also comes with the option of Auto Gear Shift (AGS) technology and has features like SmartPlay Studio to keep it contemporary. It also has a new 1.2-litre engine which makes it more powerful - and efficient - than ever before.