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Does buying Maruti WagonR make sense in 2022?

03:15 PM Sep 23, 2022 IST | Bhushan Mayekar
does buying maruti wagonr make sense in 2022
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Maruti WagonR moniker has been resonating in the country for more than 20 years. Talking precisely, it is still a hot-selling product in its 23rd year. It has a strong legacy in Maruti’s lineup and has managed to maintain healthy sales figures in every generation. Currently, available in its third-generation avatar, WagonR is the ideal choice for many first-time buyers. Availability of bi-fuel options, new age features and Maruti’s reliability & service network have made the car excel like no other. In today’s article, we discuss whether buying a new WagonR makes sense in 2022?

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New WagonR 2022 – Comfortable seating position

New WagonR in 2022

WagonR maintains its tall boy design that offers ample interior space. The WagonR is a wide car and can seat back seat passengers comfortably. The seating position is also quite upright to make it easier for short drivers as well. The cabin is also quite practical with under-seat storage, cup holders, and multiple cubby spaces.

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Powerful engine

New WagonR in 2022

The Maruti WagonR is available with two petrol engine options. It gets a 1.0-litre petrol unit that makes 66bhp & 89Nm of torque. Another engine option is a 1.2-litre that makes 88bhp & 113Nm of torque. This is the same engine that you get in other bigger Maruti cars like the Swift, Baleno, Dzire, and more. So, the bigger 1.2-litre engine in WagonR’s size of a car would indeed make it peppy and fast. Transmission duties are done by a five-speed manual and for the likes of automatic, you get an AMT gearbox pairable with both engines.

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New WagonR 2022 – Bi-fuel CNG option

New WagonR in 2022

Maruti also sells the WagonR with factory-fitted CNG kit. It is one of the major plus points of this hatchback. The availability of CNG makes it a sensible option for many buyers. However, you can only get the CNG option with its 1.0-litre engine configuration. It returns a mileage of 34 kmpl(claimed) in the CNG mode that only comes mated to a five-speed manual. 

Availability of spares & service

New WagonR in 2022

Maruti is well known for its widespread service network. All of its cars are known to be reliable. Maruti makes very efficient and reliable engines that are known to munch lakhs and lakhs of miles. The spare parts are also affordable, which makes it a low-maintenance car. All these factors are proof of why it sells so much.

Should you buy one in 2022?

Maruti offers the WagonR in four variants. With the recent engine update, you now get CNG in the ‘VXi’ variant which was only limited to ‘LXi’ earlier. If you are planning to get an affordable hatchback for daily driving, WagonR could suit you the best. In terms of reliability, maintenance, and durability, this car puts a lot on the table. You also get two engine options to choose from as per your need. The pricing also starts at Rs 6.41 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) which makes it one of the most affordable CNG hatchbacks. So, the WagonR definitely makes sense even in 2022.

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