2019 Maruti Wagon R VXi caught on tape ahead of Wednesday's launch

21/01/2019 - 19:14 | ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

A video of the 2019 Maruti Wagon R has surfaced on Youtube, thereby giving us a good look at the VXi variant of the new model. The third generation of the hot-selling tallboy (average monthly sale between July-December 2018 - 10.959 units) will go on sale on January 23.

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As has been the norm with the latest products from Maruti Suzuki, the latest-gen Wagon R doesn't sport a variant badge on the boot lid. That said, a careful observation, reveals that the spied unit belongs to the VXi grade. The mid-tier model offers -

  • 14-inch steel wheels with wheel covers
  • Body-coloured ORVMs and door handles
  • Blacked-out B-pillars (only in 1.2-litre engine variant)
  • Power adjustable ORVMs
  • Keyless entry
  • Front and rear power windows
  • Day/night IRVM
  • 60:40 split folding rear seats
  • Audio system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Tilt adjustable multi-function steering wheel
  • Steering-mounted controls (only in 1.2-litre engine variant)
  • Speed-sensitive door locks

The standard safety equipment across all models includes-

  • Central locking
  • Front Seat-belt reminder (SBR)
  • Door ajar warning
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Speed alert warning
  • ABS with EBD
  • Driver-side airbag (front passenger airbag is optional)

The 2019 Maruti Wagon R will launch in four engine and transmission combinations -

  • 1.0-litre petrol engine with 5-speed MT
  • 1.0-litre petrol engine with 5-speed AMT
  • 1.2-litre petrol engine with 5-speed MT
  • 1.2-litre petrol engine with 5-speed AMT

Of the above, the 1.0-litre engine option will be available in the LXi, and VXi trims, while the 1.2-litre variant will be offered in the VXi and ZXi grades. The K10B 1.0-litre three-pot petrol engine of the 2019 Maruti Wagon R outputs a maximum power of 67.98 PS at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 90 Nm at 3,500 rpm. On the other hand, the K12M 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine outputs 82.94 PS at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm at 4,200 rpm. The company's fifth-gen Heartect platform underpins the new model. The lightweight yet robust architecture is serving the Baleno, Swift, Dzire, Ertiga, and Ignis.

2019 Maruti Wagon R Interior Spy Shot
The 2019 Maruti Wagon R will be available with the SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment unit in the top-spec trim.

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The 2019 Maruti Wagon R is expected to go on sale at a starting price of approximately INR 4.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

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