Maruti Wagon-R

The Maruti Wagon-R is a made-for-India version of Suzuki Wagon R. Maruti Suzuki India Limited has recently revamped its looks and introduced a new look Wagon-R which sheds the boxy look at the back. The car comes with a variety of trim levels. These include the LX, LXi (power steering), VXi (fully loaded) and the AX (automatic). The car is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and seats 4 comfortably. The car is powered by the Maruti F10D 1061cc four cylinder, sixteen valve, multipoint fuel-injected engine producing 64 bhp (47.7 kW) at 6200 rpm and 84 nm (62 ft·lbf) of torque at 3500 rpm. The LPG version, christened DUO, was recently launched; this runs on petrol as well as on LPG. Also, the internal controls have been given a sportier look with bright metal finish. Other features new in the VXi (the top end manual transmission model) are electrically adjustable outside rearview mirrors. This is the first on any B-Segment car in India.

Light weight (750–775 kg) makes for a Maruti Wagon-R with good acceleration and a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph). The car’s fuel economy is somewhere in the range of 12 to 13 km/l (7.7 to 7.1 l/100 km) in city driving and 16 to 18 km/l (5.6 to 5.0 l/100 km) on the highway. Though the car has 13″ wheels, the tires are in different sizes for LXi & VXi variants. The recent launch (3rd version) in India comes with gas filled suspensions for smoother rides.
The Maruti Wagon-R Wide, introduced in 1997, is a slightly larger car, exceeding the key car specifications, with larger 1.0 and 1.3 liter engines. The fourth generation, released in 2008, has significant differences. the new generation include larger rear doors, which incorporate quarter glass, eliminating the need for a D pillar arrangement. Powertrain options include naturally aspirated and turbocharged 660cc engines with the latter developing an output of 64 HP, mated to a 4-speed automatic, a 5-speed manual or a CVT transmission. As with many other Japanese market models, customers can choose between front-wheel and all-wheel-drive versions.

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