2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R vs Hyundai Santro vs Tata Tiago: Should you wait for the new Wagon R?

The new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is all set to arrive on 23rd January. The company's blockbuster budget car will take on the likes of Hyundai Santro and Tata Tiago in the segment. Here is how the upcoming Wagon R seems to fare against its two rivals on paper.

By: | Updated: December 27, 2018 2:23 PM

The all-new 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is all set to be launched in India on 23rd January. The highly awaited affordable family car will rub shoulders against the likes of the new Hyundai Santro and Tata Tiago in the segment. While there is currently limited information available on the new Wagon R, here we pit it against its two prime competitors to give you an idea which car will suit you and why. With the new Santro setting a benchmark in terms of features and value for money, the country's largest carmaker must be eyeing on offering a better alternative to the same and pricing will play a key role in this. Here is if you should wait for the launch of the new Wagon R.

2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R vs Hyundai Santro vs Tata Tiago Design and styling

The new 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will retain the tall boy design from the existing model. The new model will feature LED headlamps and tail lamps along with some other elements that aim to enhance the style quotient of the car. The all-new 2018 Hyundai Santro on the other hand, looks completely different than the previous model. The car has now generous proportions compared to the outgoing model that translates to a roomier cabin. Last, the Tata Tiago gets a quite modern design language and this is one of the key reasons why it has been a decent seller in the segment. As design is a subjective matter, we leave it on you to pick the car of your choice.

2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R vs Hyundai Santro vs Tata Tiago Engine specifications

The new 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will continue to get power from the 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10 petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The company might also offer a five-speed automatic unit. The Hyundai Santro, on the other hand, draws power from a 1.1-litre petrol engine that gets a five-speed manual and an optional CVT gearbox options. The engine is good for developing respective power and torque outputs of 69 bhp and 99 Nm. Last but definitely not the least, the Tata Tiago is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that sheds out 85 bhp and 114 Nm. The most powerful car in the segment gets a five-speed manual and a five-speed automatic gearbox on offer. The Santro gets an optional CNG kit as well and the upcoming Wagon R is expected to offer the same too.

2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R vs Hyundai Santro vs Tata Tiago Features

The Hyundai Santro has an edge in this area as it gets multiple segment first features like rear parking sensors with camera, rear AC vents and a lot more. The car gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Tata Tiago is less feature-rich than the new Santro and gets adjustable headrests along with electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs). Now what remains to be seen is the feature list that Maruti Suzuki offers with the new Wagon R in order to make it an equally worthy pick in front of the competition. For now, what we know is that the new 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will get LED headlamps and tail lamps and is expected to get a touchscreen infotainment system as well. The car is also likely to get a rear parking camera with sensors.

2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R vs Hyundai Santro vs Tata Tiago Price in India

The new 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will be launched in India next month at an expected starting price of close to Rs 3.7 lakh (ex-showroom). On the other hand, the new Hyundai Santro is currently available at the dealerships at a starting price of Rs 3.89 lakh. Last, the Tata Tiago has been priced at Rs 3.40 lakh for the base variant (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). Now what remains to be seen is if Maruti Suzuki manages to pull another blockbuster by pricing the Wagon R lesser than its two prime rivals.

Model namePrice (ex-showroom)
2018 Hyundai SantroRs 3.89 lakh - Rs 5.64 lakh
Tata TiagoRs 3.40 lakh to 5.63 lakh
2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon RRs 3.7 lakh (base, expected)

The upcoming 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R seems to be promising and if the company prices it well and offers features that are at par with the competition, the car will definitely write another success story for the brand in the years to come. More details and prices of the new WagonR will be revealed on 23rd January, so stay tuned with us for all the action!

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