The list of the best selling vehicles in India have always included the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R since it was first launched in India. In January 2019, Maruti Suzuki launched the third-generation WagonR and is currently priced from Rs 4.2 lakh to Rs 5.7 lakh (ex-showroom). Maruti manufactures the WagonR in India at their facility in Gurgaon with nearly 100% locally sourced parts.
The Maruti Suzuki WagonR is offered with a 1.0-litre petrol engine along with a CNG variant, in addition to a 1.2-litre petrol engine. The smaller engine is a three-cylinder 12-valve motor while the 1.2-litre is a four-cylinder engine with 16-valves. The piston accumulators are supplied by Freudenberg, while the valves are made by Triton Valves. Both engines come mated to 5-speed manual transmission, while the former is offered with a 5-speed AMT as well. The hydraulic actuator in the automated manual gearbox is supplied by Magneti Marelli who also supply the instrument cluster.
Some of the key factors as to why the WagonR’is so popular is that it is extremely spacious inside, especially now that it is based on the manufacturer’s latest Heartect platform. Additionally, the WagonR features cleverly designed and engineered seats that offer a decent amount of comfort and manage the space in the cabin. The entire seat assembly is manufactured by Krishna Maruti – which is a joint venture between the Krishna Group, Maruti and Suzuki.
The power steering system in the WagonR is supplied by Jtect Sona, Teneco provides the shock absorbers and struts, the HVAC Blower is by Kitashiba, while the HVAC blower speed control module is made by Denso and Subros makes the AC Compressor. Maruti Suzuki has always believed in heavy localisation of their models and the WagonR follows the same philosophy. This significant localisation of components allows Maruti to price the WagonR competitively, which is one of the main reasons for the WagonR's success and sales volume we see today.