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New Maruti WagonR Diesel

With the Beat diesel and lately the Celerio diesel, both Chevrolet and Maruti have shown that India is ready for a small capacity diesel engine now in hatchbacks. The current petrol prices and increasing city limits means that people are finding it hard to sustain the running costs of a petrol car. For example, in cities like Mumbai and Delhi where one needs to commute for long distances, the monthly running cost in a petrol hatchback for 2,000km is roughly over Rs 10,000! Maruti already has several models with diesel engine and their popular Wagon R hatchback could be the next model to join the diesel car portfolio.

New Maruti WagonR Diesel Specifications

The current Wagon R petrol starts at Rs 3.68 lakh and this leaves a lot of room for Maruti to price the diesel version appropriately. As is the case with the Chevrolet Beat, Maruti could also use a 3-cylinder version of the same 4-cylinder engine that powers the Ritz and Swift. This means the Wagon R would get a 936cc diesel engine with 58.5PS of power and 150Nm of torque. Although the power will be less as compared to the petrol engine, the torque will be 66% more which will give the Wagon R much better pulling power and hence performance. Another added benefit, and a big one, will be the low running cost, bringing down the per km cost by 50%. If the fuel economy of the Swift diesel and Celerio diesel is anything to go by, expect the Wagon R diesel to deliver over 25-26kmpl as per ARAI certification.

New Maruti WagonR Diesel Launch

The exterior as well as interiors are expected to remain the same. The Wagon R has always been appreciated for its practical and roomy interiors and they should go down well with the diesel engine. We can only hope Maruti takes this seriously and starts working on the diesel Wagon R, showcases it at the Jan 2016 Auto Expo and eventually launches it early next year! Prices for a new diesel Wagon R should start at around the Rs 4.25 lac mark, making it one of India’s cheapest diesel hatchback as well!
PS: This is purely a strong speculation as of now - Maruti has not confirmed anything as of now. 

New Maruti WagonR Diesel


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Best for small family of 5, POOR MILEAGE, LOW PERFORMENCE
By Posted on Oct,10,30 6:21 PM

Pros Great Looks,Comfort,

Cons Average Performance,Average Fuel Efficiency,

I suggest PLEASE read till end IF YOU ARE REALLY GOING TO BUY WAGON R .. I would like to describe by steps 1.Thought of purchasing a car with in budget of 3-4 lac 2.So my first choice was Alto 800, but its too small for my family( we are 5 members ) 3.After a deep thought Changed my mind to buy wagon r ( that time they are running offer of up to 40 k discount, LATER discovered they run the offer 365 days ) 4.Happily bought my NEW FIRST CAR. 5.VERY SMOOTH NICE CAR, (Showroom guys given a small chocolate box may be worth 10 Rs. )+some gift vouchers+5 liter petrol coupon. 6.Filled the tank full petrol. 7.After 260 kms fuel meter started blinking ..( thought that we run more AC and its the month of January and its hot ..) 8.After 30 days got a call for my first service 9.I took my car to their service center and i was VERY VERY HAPPY with their WELCOME but my happiness gone in just 2 minutes when i REJECTED them from doing TEFLON protection and RUST PROTECTION...I became strangers to them. 10.Service done!! Overall about the service..OK!! 11.Till Second service which is after 6 months .. I found that their is very low pickup and very low . 12.When i visited for Second service i told them about the pick up they told me that its a K series engine so ,for better mileage their will be a LESS PICKUP and when i told them about the mileage they replied IN CITY CONDITIONS the average will be 12-14 only BUT I AM GETTING ONLY 10KMPL....No response from SERVICE Persons. 13.Finally second service Done!! 14.Now i am only getting 10 KMPL in city conditions .( on highway i got around 16 KMPL on express highway only ) 15. Now 9500 KMS done with my wagon r with in the spam of 10 months around 75000 petrol it has been consumed with less pickup EVEN MORE LESS PICK UP IF AC IS ON...If you get any ghat road type then you have to use 1 or 2 gear with compulsorily AC off. 16. And waiting for my 3 rd service which will in next 2 months ( Dec 2013 ) LETS HOPE FOR GOOD SERVICE AND MILEAGE ...HOPE 17.Last but not the least I got a feedback mail from MARUTI about their service I replied what i mentioned in this mail...GUESS what .,,that was the last mail from them..ha ha ( as expected ) My suggestions Go for CNG or diesel vehicle. or try any other CAR. Before buying at MARUTI you are GOD and after buying you are DOG. my email id is you can contact me any time for this.

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Wagon R - Good and Easy to own car
Posted on Mar,03,23 5:09 PM

Pros features, price and k10 engine

Cons AC on power, top speed steering and vibration

I own a 2012 model wagon R which I bought in October and so far I have run it 7500 kms.. Mostly I used my car in high ways. Inside the city (Chennai) as well as in high speeds I feel like the AC consumes 25% of engine power. The body style is not cooperating high speeds. I mean, less confidence above 100 kmph. However the features of Vxi model is satisfactory.

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Wagon R is a Good City and Family Car
Posted on Sep,09,20 1:21 PM

Pros Fuel Efficiency,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

I have been driving this car for past 7 years and till now no problems. In highway the fuel average goes up to 17.5kmlitre (60kmhr, with AC) and city driving 12kmltr (with AC). The dealer cannot misguide you, any complain to parent, Maruti(website), the dealer will come to you apologizing. This car is small but best for city driving. Keep changing the engine and gear box oil at regular intervals. Buy sealed oil cans from authorized oil dealers. Keep the engine air filter clean. Pre-evaporator (AC) filter to be installed soon after purchasing the vehicle and regularly clean it. Battery water to kept strictly at the required level. Drive carefully and slowly in pot holes and over speed breaker. Do not retrofit stereoAutocop etc from the dealer or any body, as they spoil the electrical wirings, trust me! Loose wiring is the no.1 cause of the fires in the car.

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Cool car for the family
Posted on Feb,02,14 4:40 PM

Pros Looks cool, spacious, fun to drive, convenient for tall people due to head space, easy entry-exit

Cons small tyres, poor mileage

I own a 2012 WagonR (Breeze Blue). I have driven about 5000km with no major issues. It is a very comfortable car for my family with lots of space and leg room. Steering position is great. Seats are ergonomic and shock absorbers are excellent. I recommend this car for tall people and for people who want an easy entry and exit.

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By rajiva kumar Posted on May,10,2015 at 22:43 PM

I am using the wagonR since jan 2006 I never face any problem because I serviced my car within time even clutchplates
are also changed after 100000 km. this car is very compact and easy to drive

By k n marmat Posted on May,10,2015 at 13:38 PM

i am searching

By Dr Raman Kumar Dutta Posted on Dec,19,2014 at 19:59 PM

Recently I purchased this car. It is very comfortable to drive within city as well as on the highway. Interior space is
sufficient. Boot space is also more than enough. I think it is a real gentleman car.


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