According to report the new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R you see on these pages exists nowhere else in the world. There are other Wagon Rs, like the one sold in Japan, but for India, Maruti has engineered and built a car that is all but bespoke, tailored specifically for our regulations, conditions and customer needs.
Like most of its sister cars like the Swift, Baleno, Ignis and Ciaz, the new Wagon R is also based on the company's Heartect platform. Benefits of the new platform include improved performance during crash tests, a lighter kerb weight for improved fuel economy and performance, and improved dynamics too. Compared to the outgoing model, the new Wagon R is now 13mm longer, 125mm wider and has a wheelbase identical to the Ignis.
It is stuffed like the 'arrow'-shaped headlights, the sporty chin, the nicely sculpted shoulder-line, the well-defined wheel arches all look good; and then there's the 'floating roof'. Even the big Honda CR-V-like tail-lights work well. It's also interesting to see that the Wagon R isn't slab-sided, for once; the glass house clearly is 'in-set' from the base of the car.