The Stingray name plate is the latest addition to the popular Maruti Suzuki WagonR lineup, a car that continues to remain popular in both new and used car markets. In essence the Maruti Suzuki WagonR Stingray is a cosmetically tweaked version of the standard WagonR. And for the Rs. 26,000 extra asking price what you get is a smarter profile with tighter lines and a set of fantastic projector headlamps that provide excellent illumination be it on dark country roads or well lit urban streets.
Inside, the Maruti Suzuki WagonR Stingray remains the same as the standard car apart from a different instrument cluster and front foot well illumination. The rest of the cabon remains identical to the standard WagonR and is a nice place to be for the it’s price. You ofcourse have to acknowledge the sheer amount of space inside the cabin of the WagonR which adds to the value for money quotient of the car.
Under the hood, the Maruti Suzuki WagonR Stingray is powered by Suzuki’s 1.0 litre K10B petrol engine developing 68PS of power @ 6,200 rpm and 90Nm of torque @ 3,500 rpm. The three cylinder engine has some vibrations during idling but once you get going it settles down nicely and acceleration is linear while power delivery is just adequate. The five-speed gearbox has light throws and gear ratios are well matched to ensure that you don’t have to change gears to often.
On the whole, the WagonR Stingray is a nice urban runabout and its smarter looks and projector headlamps are definite upsides.