Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, one of the flagship vehicles of Maruti Suzuki hasn’t lost its spark amongst the buyers ever since it entered the Indian market. It is getting popular day by day as it’s been seen a steady growth throughout its lifetime.
The car is stylish inside out. The exteriors aren’t jumpy but are perfectly edgy and the dual tone interiors give the car its posh look. The car is surprisingly a spacious car, it has ample space for its occupants and the driver seat is the most spacious when compared to any other car in this segment. The quality of materials used in the interior can be improved. NHV can also be improved as a lot of noise filters inside the cabin.
The car can give an average mileage of up to 20.5 kmpl which isn’t very satisfactory but isn’t bad either. The K10 is fairly powerful and the maintenance of the car doesn’t cost much. The diesel powertrain is not an option, its close competitor Tata Tiago in the similar price offers the diesel mill. The Maruti Suzuki Lxi (O) is available in 6 colors.
Powered by k-series 998cc, 3-cylindered petrol engine punches out 67.04 bhp of power at 6200 rpm and 90 Nm of torque rpm at 3500 rpm. The engine is mated to a conventional 5-speed manual gearbox offering smooth shifts of gears. It can go up to a maximum speed of 152kmph. Its kerb weight is 875 kgs and the capacity for fuel storage is 35 liters.
It comforts you with power steering and power windows in the front, the driving comfort is improved with the suspension system featuring McPherson struts at the front and Isolated trailing link at the rear absorbing the maximum off-road shocks. The comfort features include air conditioner, heater, adjustable front passenger seat, dual trip meter, low fuel warning lamp, seatbelt warning, adjustable headlights, front cup holders, etc.
In terms of safety, the Wagon R Lxi (O) variant possesses Solid disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear have been inset in the hatchback to ensure proficient braking when required. Handling is good enough though roll-out can be felt at high speeds resulting in low high-speed stability. Other safety features available in this variant include ABS, seat belts, airbags, engine immobilizer, central locking and child safety lock.
Though may at times feel the steering going out of your control as it shakes off at and above 100 km, the car gives a smooth ride on city and highways. Petrol mill is quite peppy: it gives the perfect city ride. Optional ABS and airbags across the variants is a good move. It is easy to handle and very safe to drive around corners. It’s a perfect family car and a car for the youngsters too