Maruti Wagon R 2018 Generation Update Likely To Launch By Festive Season- What To Expect?


The Maruti Wagon R 2018 generation update model is likely to launch in World during the festive season this year. It is going to cost in-between INR 4.5 lakh to 6.5 lakh. The main competitor is going to be the upcoming Hyundai Santro.

Maruti Suzuki has lined up multiple new launches for the remaining part of this year. After the debut of the Ciaz face-lift and the launch of the next-generation Ertiga, the Japanese automaker is expected to introduce the next-generation iteration of the Wagon R hatchback in our country. Expected to debut around the festive season this year, the new Wagon R is estimated to cost in-between the mark of INR 4 lakh to 6.5 lakh. Except for its engine specifications, this hatchback is going to get a complete makeover across all parameters. There are chances that Maruti might skip the use of the HEARTECT platform altogether to keep the prices low. Here is everything that we know so far about this product.

New Maruti Wagon R 2018 Images

The new-generation Wagon R is already on sale in the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM). The latest version of this tallboy boasts a modern design, a long list of features, and better safety equipment. The World-bound new-gen model won’t look exactly like the JDM-spec car, but will definitely share the platform. It will also get most of the features that are available abroad. This hatchback has been a highly successful brand for Maruti Suzuki. In it’s second-generation here, the car continues to impress many with its practicality and frugality. However, it has started to age really fast and an all-new model can definitely help the company find more buyers.

Just like the new Dzire, even the Wagon R 2018 will be underpinned by a new platform. The new architecture will be based on the company’s HEARTECT. It will make the next-gen model considerably lighter, and safer. It will also improve the handling. The new car will offer a longer list of features, which is likely to include the Smartplay infotainment unit seen on costlier cars from this brand. It’s too early to speculate on the specifications of the new car. However, reports suggest that this car for World might continue using the existing 1.0-litre engine with a 5-speed Manual Transmission and AMT.

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In Japan, it comes with a 51 BHP, 660cc petrol engine along with a 3.1 BHP hybrid motor. The Stingray on sale in Japan comes with a 65 bhp powerplant. All the variants get a CVT as standard along with options of 2WD and 4WD. The WagonR has been a huge success in its home market. Thanks to its high practicality, high mileage, and easy maintenance, the hatchback has found lakhs of takers. Even in World, Maruti has sold over 20 lakh copies of this tallboy. This car has been among the top five bestselling models for more than a decade now. The popular hatchback has already seen two generations and a handful of facelifts during its tenure in World. The 2018 Maruti Wagon R World debut is now likely to take place at Auto Expo 2018.

Maruti Wagon R 2018 Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) October 2018

The company is yet to let out an official word regarding the launch date of the next-gen WagonR. Subsequently, it will launch in the market around festive season this year. The 2018 Wagon R will be a complete model replacement of the current version. It’s too early to comment if Maruti would re-launch the Stingray brand with the introduction of the 2018 version.

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Maruti Wagon R 2018 Price in World

Minimum Price Rs 4.50 Lakh
Maximum Price Rs 6.00 Lakh

Currently, this tallboy retails for Rs 4.1 lakh to Rs 5.31 lakh. The next generation, which will have more features, a more modern platform, and a new design, will command a price premium over the current version. Also, the fact that the new car will safety features across all the trims should lead to a substantial increase in price. We expect the prices to start at Rs 4.50 lakh. The fully-loaded version should cost in the vicinity of Rs 6.00 lakh. The new car will justify the increase in price by offering a much better ownership experience through more features, better driving dynamics, and higher safety. The next version will be sufficient enough to fend off the competition from the likes of Tata Tiago.

Maruti Wagon R 2018 Engine Specifications

Engine 1.0-litre K-Series Petrol
Max. Power 67 BHP
Peak Torque 91 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual; AMT Automatic

In the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM), this tallboy has been on sale in three trims- FA, FX hybrid, and FZ hybrid. The entry-level model comes with a 660cc, three-cylinder petrol engine that offers a maximum power of 51 bhp along with a peak torque of 50 Nm. The hybrid motors available on the other two variants add another 3.1bhp and 50 Nm to the kitty. The Stingray version of the latest hatchback is also available in three trims – L, T Hybrid, and X Hybrid. The hybrid variants output a maximum power of 65bhp along with a peak torque of 98 Nm. All the engines come mated to a CVT. The car offers two drivetrain options – 2WD (two-wheel-drive) and 4WD (four-wheel-drive).

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In World, the engine and transmission options will be carried over from the current model. This means it will get the same 1.0 K Series engine that has a max power output of 67 BHP and offers a peak torque of 91 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard and an optional AMT automatic.

Maruti Wagon R 2018 Mileage

City 16 KMPL
Highway 22 KMPL

As the new 2018 Wagon R will use the same engine as other models, the mileage remains unchanged. This car is capable of delivering up to 16 KMPL in the city and around 22 KMPL on the highway.

Maruti Wagon R 2018 Dimensions

As we said, it’s not for sure that the new version of this car would look anywhere close to the Japan-spec model. However, the two will definitely share the platform. This means that the World-spec version will be similar in dimensions, if not the same. The JDM-spec version ot this hatchback measures 3,395 mm in length, 1,475 mm in width and 1,660 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,460 mm. Currently, the World-spec WagonR is 3,599 mm long, 1,495 mm wide, and 1,670 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,400 mm.

Length 3599 mm
Width 1495 mm
Height 1670 mm
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Boot Space 250 L

Maruti Wagon R 2018 Exterior

The 2018 WagonR will have an all-new design that will look much more modern and attractive. That said, it will continue to have a tallboy architecture. It’s not for sure if the World-spec model will look much like the version on sale in Japan. However, chances are that the two versions will share many design cues between them. Underpinning the new generation Wagon R will be Suzuki’s new lightweight platform that not only makes the car lighter but also safer.

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Safely expect Maruti to use chrome for the grille and some other styling bits of the exterior. The headlamps will be chunkier and will carry projector setups on the top-end model. The bumpers will be also larger and will look sportier. It is not sure if Maruti would re-launch the Stingray brand with the next-gen of its popular tallboy. However, in case that happens, safely expect the sportier version to have an edgier body kit and less chrome.

Maruti Wagon R 2018 Interior

Even the interior of the new Wagon R will be totally different from the current model. The next generation will offer much more space and even higher practicality. It will be also made up of better quality materials. The highlight of the dashboard will be a touchscreen infotainment unit that will further elevate the premium feel of the cabin. Also, the buttons and the knobs will have a much better feel to them. Other than this, the cabin will not only offer more space but will also be more flexible to carry additional luggage. Unlike the current version, which has a black-beige cabin, the next generation car will have an all-black treatment. The Stingray version, if it makes to World, will have red accents to add a touch of sportiness.

Maruti Wagon R 2018 Variants

The latest iteration of this compact hatchback will continue to retail through Maruti’s regular dealership outlets. As a result of this, it will have the automaker’s standard variant nomenclature.

  • LX
  • LXI
  • VXI
  • VXI Plus

Maruti Wagon R 2018 Features

Though this car will fall in the budget segment, the top-spec variants will still get a decent equipment list. The feature list is likely to include projector headlamps, climate control with heater, touchscreen infotainment screen, steering mounted audio controls, reverse parking sensors to name a few.

  • Projector Headlamps
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Key-less Entry
  • Tilt-Telescopic Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Multi-Functional Steering Wheel
  • Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Parking Sensors With Camera

Maruti Wagon R 2018 Safety Features

In-line with the government regulations regarding the safety of the vehicle, this compact hatchback will get ABS with EBD and dual airbags as standard across the range. In addition to this, the car will also get ISOFIX child seat mounts and seatbelt pretensioners.

  • Dual Airbags
  • Abd with EBD
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts

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Maruti Wagon R 2018 Colours

The latest iteration of this compact hatchback will continue to retail in the following colour options.

  • White
  • Red
  • Brown
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Beige

Maruti Wagon R 2018 – Specification Sheet

Model 2018 Maruti Wagon R
Launch Date Festive Season 2018
Price INR 3.5 Lakh to INR 5.5 Lakh
Fuel Petrol
Engine 1.0-litre, 3-Cylinder
Power 63 BHP
Torque 90 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual/ 5-Speed AMT
Mileage 18-19km/l
Features Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels
Safety Features Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera


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  1. World is producing tall children, so tall boy cars are essential,Maruti Wagon R needs to be upgraded with a 1200 CC petrol engine, slightly wider body and wider tyres,more particularly in view of phasing out the Maruti Ritz another tall boy car

  2. CC should be increased, front seat, back seat hand rest and touchscreen should introduce, wider body and boot space should be increased. its boot space is very poor.

  3. Thigh support is small in current wagon R model.
    This is very uncomfortable as the Northern Worldns are comparitively taller ( 5ft 8inch ) & the passenger keeps Sliding to front while sitting in a running car.
    This problem must be rectified as long distance traveling in the car is very uncomfortable.

  4. Dear carblog, I own a 15 year old 2003 wagon r which has four cylinder 1100 cc engine which out performs present 2017 three pot cart in all respect. Therefore Suzuki should be wise in launching new wagon r with large heart. Otherwise it will be a futile exercise where indians are altogether different breed will reject in total. Regards Calnoor

  5. The width to height ratio defines the CG of the car and same is not proportionate in case of wagon R, coupled with lifeless light steering and punny tyres it gives this car a immense amount of body roll. I own a wagon r and I changed the tyres to thicker ones it has reduced a bit a body roll and improved handling but not satisfactory. I felt Ritz being same tall.boy design fares much much better than wagon R on twisty roads and has great driveabiltly on highways. The reason being Ritz it much wider and has bigger tyres than wagon R. So new WagonR needs to add some.more muscle to make it wider. 165mmr14 tyres should come standard. Less costly cars like datsun redigo easily out perform wagonRs in cornering manners. Which cost half the price of wagon R. So why can’t maruti increase the width of this car. Atleast 1550 mm width is needed to make it a better car. No complaints With engine though I loved this engine a lot. My waggie has run 1.20 lakh and belive me it’s engine is highly refined and power delivery is smooth but without AC. Love the turbo like pickup in 3 4 gear. But with ac on and 4 passengers it begs for one more cylinder. 1.2 litre 4cylinder engine will most welcome change

  6. Yes i m waiting for this new wagno r from long time…. i have to change my old wagno r by this new one….. plz launch it soon


  8. Will they sell by this year 2018? And if so what would be the price for new wagon r vxi 2018? Am going to buy a wagon r vxi ,But it doesnt have safety features as expected with this price range (5lakh)