Maruti Suzuki WagonR has been named India’s “Best-Selling Car” Hits the 3 Million Units Sold Mark

Today, Maruti Suzuki revealed that the WagonR had sold 30,000 units in India. Over its twenty year lifetime, the Maruti Suzuki WagonR has never dropped out of the top ten best-selling automobiles in India. The Maruti Suzuki WagonR, which debuted in 1999, has sold 15 lakh units since its inception in 2015, and another 15 lakh units have been sold in only eight years.

In December of 1999, they released the Wagon R, a tall-boy vehicle powered by a 1061cc engine good for 66 horsepower. The hatchback was given a mild makeover in the latter half of 2003, with improvements including a chrome grille and a bumper painted to match the car’s body.

Initially, many people complained that the automobile looked excessively “boxy,” a negative term for its square shape. The WagonR, like the station wagon, was boxy and tall, giving it greater inside volume than its exterior measurements would indicate.

Because of this, the automobile was quite popular among families that needed a large vehicle but didn’t want to spend a fortune on it. The Hyundai Santro, another tall-boy vehicle, was the WagonR’s main competitor in its early years.

Nonetheless, the Santro was soon phased out, and Maruti Suzuki’s expanded presence across the country meant that it had essentially no direct competitors. In the years that followed, the WagonR battled with the Hyundai i10 and the Chevrolet Beat, which took a similar but more subdued tall-boy design approach, but by that point, the WagonR appeared to be too far ahead for its competitors to catch up.

Adding LPG as a fuel option, Maruti Suzuki refreshed the WagonR in 2006. The 2006 WagonR refresh was powered by a 1.1-liter gasoline engine producing 66 horsepower.

In 2008, WagonR sold 5 lakh units, and by 2012, it had sold 10 lakh. There were 15,000,000 of these sold in India in 2015. In 2017, the hatchback reached the 20-million-unit sales milestone because to strong demand from Indian consumers.

The third-generation Maruti Suzuki WagonR, available with either a 1.0-liter or 1.2-liter K-series Dual Jet, Dual VVT with Idle Start Stop (ISS) engine with a choice between a manual or automatic gearbox, was released in 2019. The WagonR is offered in the Indian market with a range of 1.0-liter S-CNG models, as well as two-tone and monochrome color schemes.

The current generation Maruti Suzuki WagonR is built on the HEARTECT 5th generation platform and has technologies like Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and Hill-Hold in Automatic Gear Shifting (AGS). There is a price range of Rs 5.51 lakh to Rs 7.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the current Maruti Suzuki WagonR.

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