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 has been seeing 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 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. This variant is available in 7 colors.
Maruti Wagon R Vxi Amt (O) is the mid petrol variant in the Wagon R lineup which comes with an engine putting out 67.04 bhp @ 6200 rpm and 90 Nm @ 3500 rpm of max power and max torque respectively. The gasoline motor comes mated to 5 Speed automatic transmission which is quite a joy to use. Maruti claims an average of 20.5 kmpl for this mid-Vxi Amt (O) variant. Its kerb weight is 885 kgs. The capacity for fuel storage is 35 liters.
In terms of safety, the Wagon R Vxi Amt (O)variant possesses ventilated disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear have been inset in the hatchback to ensure proficient braking when required.
It comforts you with power steering and power windows, the driving comfort is improved with the suspension system featuring McPherson struts with coil spring at the front and Isolated trailing link with coil spring at the rear absorbing the maximum of road shocks. It also provides comfort features with air conditioner, rear AC vents, remote fuel filler, center console with cup holder, vanity mirror, rear parcel shelf, rear split seat, rear washer, and wiper, etc. In terms of safety, features available in this variant include seatbelt reminder, central locking, airbags, child safety lock, front fog lamps, rear defogger, etc.
When compared to the VXi variant, the VXi Optional gets a few updates in terms of looks, features, and safety. In fact, the only difference between the VXi and VXi optional variants is in terms of the safety equipment offered. The Wagon R VXi AGS gets electrically adjustable and body-colored ORVMs, 14-inch wheels, full wheel covers, audio system with digital clock & USB, adjustable steering, rear power windows, gear position indicator, fog lamps and a security alarm system. The ‘Option’ further gets dual airbags and ABS.
Handling is good enough though roll-out can be felt at high speeds which results in low high-speed stability. This apart, the car gives a smooth ride on city and highways. Petrol mill is quite peppy: it gives the perfect city ride. It is easy to handle and very safe to drive around corners. For the prospective buyers who want to purchase high trim in Wagon R range, Maruti has presented variant Vxi Amt (O)Amt which is loaded with best possible features that you could demand for the price range.