Maruti Suzuki is known for making cars that are high on economy and affordability. That is why most of the Maruti cars have done exceptionally well in the Indian market. Always the first preference of the masses, a Maruti car is great a machine that are affordable and powerful enough to thrill. There are many cars from Maruti, which have become top selling cars of the country. Some of them include the likes of Maruti 800 (now withdrawn from the market), Maruti Alto and Wagon R among others.
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has been a successful car for the maker ever since its debut in the 2000s. Going strong even after a dozen years of existence, the Wagon R has seen many facelifts and upgrades, the latest one being the Wagon R Stingray, which did not excite the buyers like its predecessor did. Perhaps that could be one of the reasons behind Maruti’s decision to bring in a diesel variant of the Wagon R.
Why Maruti Wagon R Diesel
Another reason for introducing a diesel variant of this popular car could have been the skyrocketing petrol prices, which prompted many buyers to switch to diesel cars in the recent past. This phenomenon had forced many companies to realign their strategies and introduce a diesel variant to remain relevant in the market.
Pricing and Features
Accordingly, the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R diesel will arrive at the market soon. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R diesel Priced at a reasonable rate of 5.5 lakh rupees and above, this car should enjoy a great run once launched. It comes with a reasonably powerful 970 cc, 0.8-liter, three-cylinder, twelve valve, DOHC engine with a capacity to generate a maximum power of 50 bhp with a top torque of 130 Nm. This five-seater car will come mated with five-speed manual transmission gearbox. The Wagon R diesel is expected to be one of the most fuel-efficient cars around, as it is rumored to offer a whopping mileage of 35kmpl. However, there is no official confirmation of the same. Experts are suggesting that realistically, the mileage would be around 25 kmpl.
Interestingly, Maruti has not put out any official word about the probable date of launch or the technical specifications. However, the industry is rife with a probable mid 2015 launch of the car. When launched, the car will share the same platform with the existing line-up of Wagon Rs. Nevertheless, the customers can expect some cosmetic changes, which would give the car a unique look and feel.
Some of the changes could be in the form of stylish alloy wheels, revamped headlamps and remodeled grille, among others. It is also said that the seats, dashboard, central console and steering wheel will also feature a brand new design, to make it an absolute winner.
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