Maruti WagonR Likely To Get A Mild Facelift Update Soon
- 2022 Maruti WagonR is likely to get mild cosmetic changes inside and out, along with engine start stop fuction and hill hold assist system.
- Could get new colour options.
- No mechanical changes are expected.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR is one of the most selling cars in the Indian market. Currently, the compact hatchback is in its third generation avatar, which was launched in 2019. And now, the carmaker is gearing up to give it a midlife update.
If reports are to be believed, the upgraded Maruti WagonR will get mild cosmetic tweaks to its exterior in the form of new paint schemes, redesigned bumpers and alloy wheels. It could also receive new fabric upholstery to make things fresh inside the cabin.
In terms of features, Maruti is likely to offer the engine start/stop function and hill hold assist system with AMT variants of the WagonR. While the former reduces the fuel consumption and emissions of the car, the latter holds the vehicle for a few seconds from rolling backward when you shift from the brake to the acceleration pedal on hilly/incline areas.
Besides, it will retain features like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, power-adjustable & folding ORVMs, manual AC, all-four power windows, keyless entry, steering-mounted audio & calling controls, etc from the ongoing model.
Under the hood, the 2022 Maruti WagonR is unlikely to get any changes. It will continue to be available with two petrol engine options: 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder (68PS/90Nm) and 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder (83PS/113Nm). Both mills can be had with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. An optional factory-fitted CNG kit will also be available with the 1.0-liter engine (59PS/78Nm), paired with a 5-speed manual transmission only.
Expect the 2022 WagonR to receive a minor price hike over the current model, which ranges from Rs 5.18 lakh to Rs 6.58 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Once launched, it will continue its battle with the Tata Tiago and Hyundai Santro.