Video Walkaround – Take a tour of the Maruti Stingray
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
We presented you live updates from the launch of the Maruti Stingray yesterday and here is our quick walkaround video of the Wagon R’s sporty sibling.
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The Stingray targets younger audience with its funky front fascia. The hatchback introduces HID headlamps to the B1 segment. The reflector grille and a large hexagonal secondary airdam summarize the front fascia. The Stingray’s sporty front-end is stark in contrast to the Wagon R which uses a generic layout.
The car gets blacked out B-Pillars, new gun metal grey alloy wheels and chrome garnished taillights. The chrome strip above the rear license plate enclosure has “Stingray” embossed on it. Open the doors to find Stingray branded door sills and floor mats, and the cabin in an all-black theme.
The instrument cluster is revised and the leather wrapped steering gets audio controls. The aircon vents on either side of the dashboard sport chrome surrounds.
The Stingray is powered by the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder K-Series petrol motor. At 68PS and 90 Nm torque, the specifications remain unchanged. The gearbox is a 5-speed manual unit.
If you love the Wagon R for its space and mileage, but need more character in your ride, the Maruti Stingray emerges as the outright winner at an entry-level price of Rs. 4.09 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).