SRINAGAR: Peaks Auto launched the 3rd generation WagonR on Wednesday at its Head Office, Lasjan Byepass, Srinagar.
The vehicle was unveiled by Cluster Head, JK Bank, Bashir Ahmad in presence of Branch Head JK Bank, Naseer Ahmad, SDPO Sajad Bukhari, SHO Showkat Shah, VP Peaks Group, Surjit Singh, Chief General Manager Peaks Group, Irshad Peerzada amid huge gathering of customers and eminent personalities.
Big New WagonR is poised to impress customers with its bold design, enhanced space, comfort, next generation infotainment system and advanced K-series engine offering excellent fuel efficiency and driving pleasure. A true tall boy, the ‘Big New WagonR’ has a robust body language with a wide stance, which makes it strikingly attractive, a official release read.
“The Big New WagonR is engineered and built on 5th generation HEARTECT platform. The platform increases safety of occupants through effective absorption of impact and dispersion of crash energy and assures stability. Use of 40% high tensile steel provides better strength, safety, rigidity and NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) performance,” the release read.
In addition to the “well-proven” 1.0 L engine, “the Big New WagonR comes with a stronger heart of 1.2 L engine that delivers powerful performance”.
The Big New WagonR offers excellent fuel efficiency for both the engine options: 21.5 km/l for 1.2L variant and 22.5 km/l for 1.0 L variant, which is nearly 10% higher than the outgoing model.
Presenting the Big New WagonR to customers, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India, Kenichi Ayukawa said, “We are delighted to present the latest generation of one of our most successful models. Over the years, WagonR has become the choice of more than 2.2 million families. We are confident that the new WagonR with its all new robust design, dynamically crafted and spacious interiors, SmartPlay Studio, strong HEARTECT Platform and Auto Gear Shift (AGS) technology will become the choice of many more Indian families.”
Maruti Suzuki and its partners have invested approx. Rs 670 crore for development of Big New WagonR.
WagonR promises enhanced safety for its occupants. Use of high tensile steel helps to improve overall safety, rigidity and NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) performance. Safety features including driver airbag, ABS (antilock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution), front seat belts reminder, speed alert system and rear parking sensors are standard across variants. The all-new WagonR meets all applicable regulations including offset, side crash and pedestrian safety norms, the release further read.
“For the new generation connected customers, the new WagonR comes with next generation SmartPlay Studio Infotainment system. The SmartPlay Studio is a 17.78 cm touch infotainment system that combines smartphone, vehicle and cloud-based services to offer a delightful driving experience. Its interface is vibrant and customisable. In addition to listening to your favourite music, you can surf news, get the latest weather updates and also locate eateries around you,” it added.
Since its debut in 1999, WagonR has over 2.2 million happy customers and it’s the first car for nearly half of them. The iconic car from Maruti Suzuki continues to feature among the top 5 best-selling cars in India for nearly two decades.