The Wagon R is one the most popular Maruti Suzuki cars offered in India and sells close to 14000 units every month. And now, according to sources exclusive, the new next generation Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will be launched in India in early 2019. The new car has already been launched in Japan and is available there with a small 660 cc engine as it is classified under the Kei Car category.
The new car is the 6th Generation of the Wagon R. Incidentally, while India originally got the first and second gen of the car, the latter being the one we have today, Maruti Suzuki skipped the third gen for India. The 4th gen of the Wagon R came back to India and is sold under the ‘Wagon R Stingray’ badge while the 5th generation of the popular tall boy hatchback – the curviest of the lot so far – was again skipped by Maruti Suzuki.
In India, the new Wagon R will most likely get the 1-litre K10 engine that already powers the car today and also is available in the likes of the Alto K10 and the Celerio. While the current version of the car also gets CNG, it is not confirmed whether the new version of the car will get this alternate fuel option too. While there has been a lot of talk about the diesel version of the Wagon R in the past, considering the fact that the 1.3-litre engine might be a little too much and the smaller 2-cylinder diesel engine that Maruti offered on the Celerio in the past is too noisy, we guess the car will get only a petrol option.