Maruti WagonR facelift spotted during commercial shoot
Maruti Suzuki is likely to drive in the facelift version of its popular hatchback WagonR later this year. A new WagonR model was recently spotted during a commercial shoot, hinting at its imminent launch.
Maruti WagonR, which is currently in its third generation, was launched back in January, 2019. It is currently available between ₹5.18 lakh and ₹6.58 lakh (ex-showroom) spread across 14 variants with the choice of two engines and two transmission options.
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The model being shot during commercial shoot does not indicate too many changes on the outside barring a blackened roof, indicating a new dual-tone exterior, and the new set of alloy wheels too.
Maruti is expected to incorporate several changes on the inside borrowed from the upcoming 2022 Baleno hatchback. The WagonR facelift model, therefore, is likely to get the new 9-inch digital touchscreen infotainment system seen inside the new Baleno. Expect other changes in terms of interior features, including the upholstery, when launched.
The 2022 Maruti Baleno, which is all set for launch later this month, will bring in a host of changes which are expected to be used in other Maruti cars soon. Some of the features, like the HUD screen, are segment-first features, and is likely to help increase WagonR's attractiveness in the small car segment.
Maruti sells the third generation WagonR in 14 variants. These are offered with either a 1.0-litre K10B petrol engine or a 1.2-litre K12M petrol engine along with a CNG version for the former. The smaller engine can generate 67 bhp of power and 90 Nm of peak torque while the 1.2-litre unit can churn out 82 bhp of power and 113 Nm of peak torque.
The engine options for the new WagonR facelift is likely to remain the same. Maruti is also expected to continue with the regular five-speed manual gearbox or the four-speed automatic transmission in the facelift version of the WagonR as well. Maruti may also make certain changes to make the new WagonR more fuel efficient.