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Estimated Price : ₹ 9 Lakh - ₹ 12 Lakh
Expected Launch : April 2023
Mileage: 21 kmpl
Engine: 1.2 l
BHP: 85 bhp
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Maruti Suzuki WagonR has gained significant popularity in the Indian market since its introduction in 1999. Spawning three generations, the hatchback has amassed over 30 lakh sales. The WagonR has become a trusted choice in the entry-level hatchback segment for Indian citizens. The popularity of the four-wheeler is attributed to its unbeatable practicality, fuel efficiency, low maintenance costs, brand trust, competitive pricing and strong resale value. For those who are planning to buy a new car, here are a few reasons why Maruti Suzuki WagonR is the best choice in the hatchback segment in India. Read Also: Top Reasons to Buy Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 as Your First New Car Design and Looks The exterior design of the Maruti Suzuki WagonR showcases a combination of practicality, functionality and contemporary styling. Its tall-boy design allows for a spacious and airy cabin, providing ample headroom and a comfortable seating position. In addition, the higher seating position and wide opening doors allow for easy ingress and egress. Moreover, the compact size of the WagonR makes it ideal for navigating through congested city streets and tight parking spaces. While the tall design of the WagonR offers practical advantages, some buyers may not find its boxy shape attractive. Also, the car’s exterior design may be considered less aggressive or less sporty compared to some other hatchbacks in the segment. Budget-Friendly Maruti Suzuki WagonR is quite an affordable option for first-time car buyers. Prices for the hatchback start at Rs 5.51 lakh (ex-showroom) and go up to Rs 7.42 lakh (ex-showroom). In addition, the frugal 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre petrol engines make this four-wheeler an ideal choice for daily commuting and long drives. On top of that, the WagonR has a strong resale value, which is another advantage for affordability. However, in order to maintain affordability, the WagonR may use basic interior materials. While functional and durable, the use of hard plastics and simpler upholstery may not provide the same premium feel as some other choices in this segment. Read Also: Top Reasons to Buy Maruti Suzuki S-Presso as your New Car Tech-Features Maruti Suzuki WagonR is equipped with a variety of tech features to provide convenience and entertainment. It offers a 7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio with smartphone navigation, steering-mounted controls and four speakers. Users also get multiple connectivity options, including USB and auxiliary ports. However, the base variants of the WagonR may have limited connectivity features compared to higher-end models. This means that certain tech features, such as touchscreen infotainment or smartphone integration, may not be available in the entry-level trims. Besides, the infotainment system may not offer the same level of performance or advanced features found in more premium models. The system's response time and graphical capabilities may be more basic compared to higher-end vehicles. Safety Features Maruti Suzuki WagonR is offered with a variety of safety features. These include Dual airbags, Rear Parking Sensors, ABS with EBD, Hill-Hold Assist, Electronic Stability Program, Speed Alert System, Child Proof Rear Door Lock, and more. While the WagonR offers essential safety features, it may lack some advanced safety technologies found in higher-end models or competitors. Advanced features like Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, or Blind-Spot Monitoring may not be available in the WagonR. Final Verdict Maruti Suzuki WagonR stands out in the hatchback segment in India due to its exceptional practicality. It offers a spacious cabin with ample legroom and headroom, making it comfortable for both the driver and passengers. Additionally, its tall-boy design provides excellent visibility and makes entry and exit a breeze. Read Also: Maruti Suzuki Celerio: Why Indians Love This Hatchback
Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest automaker offers practical, fuel-efficient and reliable products across categories. One among these products is the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, which was first launched in 2014. Since launch the model has managed to amass over 4.7 lakh sales and is favoured by the public for its tall boy design, comfortable driving experience and a range of features at affordable prices. Keeping up with the aspirations of the new car buyer, the brand updated the Celerio at the end of 2021 with an all-new design and even more features on the inside. In this blog, we will delve into the design and functionality of the Celerio, exploring its key features and what sets it apart in its segment. Exterior Design The newly updated Maruti Suzuki Celerio features the brand’s 3D Organic Sculpted design. It now showcases more rounded corners and interesting elements that look refreshing from every angle. The front fascia features a new grille with sharp chrome accents and sweeping headlamps. At the rear, there are new droplet-styled tail lamps which enhance the overall look of the car. Affordability Hatchbacks are generally more affordable compared to larger vehicles like sedans or SUVs. They often come with a lower price tag and also fall into a lower tax bracket, making them an attractive option for budget-conscious buyers or first-time car buyers. Maruti Suzuki has positioned the Celerio model as a budget-friendly and value-for-money car, making it accessible to a number of buyers. The price of the four-wheeler starts at Rs 5.36 lakh (ex-showroom) and extends to Rs 7.14 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top-spec model. Moreover, it offers good fuel efficiency which adds to its overall affordability. Read Also: 4 Essential Things to Know About Maruti Suzuki Brezza Fuel Efficient Engine For a budget Indian consumer, fuel efficiency figures play a key role in their new car buying decision. Keeping this in mind, Maruti Suzuki has equipped the Celerio with the frugal 1.0-litre K10C engine. This unit is rated for a maximum power output of 66 bhp and a peak torque of 89 Nm. In CNG mode, the same engine develops a lower 56 bhp and 82 Nm. In its petrol manual guise, the four-wheeler returns a claimed fuel economy of 26.68 kmpl while in the CNG mode, it delivers 34.43 km/kg. This makes it one of the most fuel-efficient models in the country and a perfect choice for daily commuting and city driving, where fuel economy is important. Technology Maruti Suzuki cars are equipped with various technologies that enhance comfort, convenience, and connectivity. Some of the notable tech features include a contemporary dashboard, 7.0-inch Smartplay infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, engine-push start button and more. Safety Features Apart from all the other benefits, the hatchback comes with safety features as well. These include dual front airbags, Seat Belt Reminder, ABS with EBD, a Rear Defogger, Reverse Parking Sensors, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Stability Programme and more. In a Nutshell Indian customers have shown a liking for the Maruti Suzuki Celerio hatchback for multiple reasons. Its reputation, affordability, fuel efficiency, features, and easy driving make the hatchback a better choice for any new car buyer. Read Also: Hyundai Cars to Get Added Safety Features
Months after its first unveiling, Maruti Suzuki has finally launched its off-roader the Jimny in India. Priced at Rs 12.74 lakh (ex-showroom), the new Jimny 5-door is offered in the fully equipped Zeta and Alpha variants with both manual and automatic transmission options. Maruti Suzuki Jimny: Variants and Price Maruti Suzuki has launched the new Jimny in only 2 variants – Zeta and Alpha. Prices for the SUV start from Rs 12.74 lakh and extend up to Rs 15.05 lakh (ex-showroom). Below is a table with all the variants and their price. Zeta MT - 12,74,000 Alpha MT - 13,69,000 Alpha MT (Dual Tone) - 13,85,000 Zeta AT - 13,94,000 Alpha AT - 14,89,000 Alpha AT (Dual Tone) - 15,05,000 Maruti Suzuki Jimny: Exterior From the outside, the new Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door features a boxy and rugged look. The overall design is void of any character line and gets flat surfaces all around. Key highlights of the exterior design include the large bonnet, multi-slat grille, squared-off wheel arches that extend from the body and a horizontal opening boot with the externally mounted spare tyre. In terms of dimensions, the Jimny 5-door measures 3.98 metres in length, 1.65 meters in width and 1.7 metres in height. The SUV also sports a class-leading wheelbase of 2.6 metres and an unladen ground clearance of 210 mm. Read Also: Maruti Jimny 5-Door Europe Debut Cancelled Maruti Suzuki Jimny: Interior On the inside, the Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door features a utilitarian cabin with rugged touches. The dashboard features a vertical design with a 9.0-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system and rotary knobs for AC controls. Other interesting bits on the interior include the ‘ARKAMYS’ premium sound system and retro-styled analogue instrument cluster among others. Maruti Suzuki Jimny: Powertrain and Mileage Maruti is offering the Jimny 5-door with only one petrol engine. The 1.5-litre K15B engine is rated for a maximum power output of 100 bhp and peak torque of 134.2 Nm. Transmission duties on the new model are carried by either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed torque converter automatic. The new Maruti Suzuki Jimny competes against the likes of the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha in the country. Read Also: Honda Elevate Compact SUV Globally Unveiled
2023 has been a busy year for the Indian automakers. With nearly half a year gone by, we have witnessed multiple brands launching all-new models or facelifts in the market. And the launch frenzy doesn't look like it is going to slow anytime soon, with a number of new cars slated to arrive in June 2023. Here is a look at all the new cars expected to launch in India during June 2023. Maruti Suzuki Jimny: Rs 12 lakh - Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom) The Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door is arguably one of the most-awaited launches of 2023. While there is no official launch date, the brand has confirmed to reveal the prices for the new model in early June. With over 30,000 bookings, the new model has become the fan favourite. The new SUV will rival the likes of the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha in the popular lifestyle SUV segment. Visually, the Jimny 5-door looks quite similar to its 3-door sibling with its straight lines and squared-off edges. The front end features a clamshell bonnet, a Jeep-inspired five-slat grille with chrome inserts and circular projector headlights. At the side, the SUV gets flared wheel arches with black body cladding, a large glasshouse, and a contrasting black roof. The rear end houses the full-size spare tyre while the taillights are placed low on the bumper. In terms of features, the Jimny 5-door will get a 9-inch SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment system, a semi-digital instrument cluster, connected car tech, auto climate control, cruise control, an audio setup from Arkamys, and more. Powering the Jimny is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol that makes 105 bhp with 138 Nm of max torque. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic. The Jimny 5-door also gets Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro 4WD system with a low-range gearbox and manual transfer case. Honda Elevate: Rs 10 lakh - Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom) Honda India is currently among the few brands in India that do not offer a compact SUV. Given how profitable the Indian compact SUV segment is, it has become quite important for Honda to enter this segment at the earliest. And it is going to do that on 6 June 2023 with the all-new Honda Elevate. In terms of design, Honda Elevate will have a clean-sheet approach. The spy shots reveal an upright front-end design with a high-set bonnet, sharp LED headlights and a large grille. Moving to the side, the SUV gets flared wheel arches, new alloy wheels and a flat roof that add character to the overall design. At the rear, it gets new LED tail lights, boot lid spoiler and an angled windshield. On the inside, the new Elevate will come packed with features like a large infotainment system, a digital instrument console, connected car tech, auto climate control, an electric sunroof, wireless charging, ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, and more. It will also get ADAS features, dubbed Honda Sensing, like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and auto high beam assist. At launch, Honda will offer only a single powertrain option with the Elevate. The 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine is rated to make 121 bhp and 145 Nm of peak torque. Both manual and CVT automatic gearbox options will be on offer. Read Also: Tata Nexon Facelift Interior Details Emerge Hyundai Exter: Rs 5.5 lakh - Rs 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom) The Hyundai Exter will be the latest entrant in the brand's broad SUV portfolio. Rivalling the Tata Punch in the newly created micro-SUV segment, the new model is expected to be built on the same platform as the Aura and Grand i10 Nios. Set to launch on 10 June 2023, the new SUV is set to captivate the market with its bold design and feature-rich cabin. Hyundai recently revealed the design of the new Exter. The micro-SUV features an upright front fascia that gets ‘H’-shaped DRLs, projector headlights and a new parametric grille. Towards the side, the new SUV features squared-off wheel arches with chunky body cladding, new alloy wheels, and a blacked-out roof with roof rails. At the rear, the car will come equipped with LED taillights with an ‘H’ lighting signature similar to the front, a thick black contrast trim that spans the width of the car, bootlid spoiler and a faux aluminium skid plate. While Hyundai is yet to reveal the interior of the Exter, we expect it to come packed with technology. Key highlights will likely include a large infotainment system, connected car tech, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital instrument cluster, electric sunroof, auto climate control, rear AC vents, keyless entry and go, wireless charging and a rear camera with parking sensors. The Exter will be offered with a single petrol powertrain option. It is a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that churns out 82 bhp with 114 Nm of peak torque and will be mated to a 5-speed manual or an AMT transmission. There will also be a CNG variant on offer that is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Exter will become the first Hyundai SUV to not get a diesel engine option. Mercedes Benz SL55 Roadster: Rs 1.03 crore - Rs 1.10 crore (ex-showroom) German automaker Mercedes-Benz recently announced it would bring the new SL roadster to India on 22 June 2023. Currently, in its 7th generation, the SL will be making a comeback in the Indian market after a gap of over a decade. The new Mercedes Benz SL is one of the first models to be designed at the brand’s California design studio. It has an aggressive and sportier design than the previous model. The front end gets angular LED headlights, a signature Panamericana grille, and a ‘power dome’ bonnet. In profile, the SL features the classic long front bonnet silhouette that is accentuated by the flared wheel arches and short overhangs. At the rear, it gets slim LED tail lights, an integrated active rear spoiler and quad exhaust pipes. Mercedes has also returned to a soft-top roof for the new SL which can close or open in just 15 seconds. Moving inside, the 2023 SL comes loaded with all the latest features. It will get an 11.9-inch portrait infotainment screen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, auto climate control, push-button start/stop, ventilated and powered front seats, wireless charging, audio setup by Burmester, and an Airscarf feature that gently blows warm air to the driver’s and passenger’s necks. The SL will be offered in the AMG 55 guise in India. It is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol motor that makes 478 bhp with 700 Nm of max torque. A 9-speed torque converter automatic gearbox is the only transmission option on offer. So this is our expected list of new car launches. Which model are you most excited about? Read Also: Mahindra Thar Launch Pushed to Early 2024
The price of the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Baleno Cross is expected to start from Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom).
The estimated launch date of the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Baleno Cross is set for January 2022.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno Cross is expected to come equipped with the familiar 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 85 bhp. The system is expected to be sold through the premium NEXA dealership and comes mated to either manual or AMT gearbox option.
The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Baleno Cross will not have any direct competitors at launch and will carve a niche for itself.