We wonder that the ecstatic festive season this year was not enough to quench the thirst of Maruti Suzuki. The leading passenger car manufacturer of India has now come up with another toothsome offer for the customers.
The limited cum special edition Wagon R Krest which was launched in September, is now being offered with price cut upto INR 69,800. MSI knows pretty well how to entice customers and this is a sheer example of it.
The special edition was launched with 10 mind blowing features and now with this offer in hand, customers would think twice before going for another car. The car has additional tweaks and equipments that makes it a compelling choice, of course, at an increased price tag.
The front shows a nice revised grille on which a thick chrome bar lies with Suzuki badge tucked in the center.
The headlamps of the Wagon R Krest remains the same while the fog lamp apartment is now body colored to give the car, a more upmarket look.
The side profile brags about a new graphical strip running across that distinguish it from the regular Wagon R. The mud flaps provided at the rear are to protect the car, passengers, pedestrians and other vehicles from mud and debris thrown by rotating tyres.
The already good looking interiors of Wagon R gets smarten up with the ‘Krest’ nameplate. The instrument panel at the center console is now chrome finished, whilst the door handles gets silver touching for that extra funkiness.
The seats in the cabin gets new outfit and the same is done on the steering wheel as well. Apart from these, the carpet floor mats are provided for premium feel.
The 60:40 rear split functionality allows stacks of luggage while there is storage space provided at the driver’s side. The Wagon R Krest edition also gets some smart features like keyless entry, 2-DIN stereo system with USB port and Bluetooth Connectivity.
Four speakers have been provided to magnify the sound. Not to forget, the reverse parking sensors with digital display is the killer feature in this edition that cannot be found in any of the rivals in the segment.
Safety features in the car include Anti-lock braking system, airbags, smart computerized anti-theft system, central locking, rear defogger, etc.
Wagon R is available in variety of variants in the market, so is the Krest model. The petrol variant are powered by 1.0 liter 3-cylinder K-series engine that produces 67.1bhp and max torque of 90Nm.
CNG variant on the other hand, uses the same gasoline engine. It generates 58.2bhp and 77Nm of peak torque. On LPG mode, the car churns out 61.6bhp and max torque rated at 85Nm. In similar order, the petrol variant gives mileage of 20.51kmpl, CNG variant returns mileage of 26.6.km/kg while the LPG variant delivers fuel economy of 14.6kmpl respectively.
The Wagon R Krest also gets factory fited CNG kit in compliance with i-GPI technology. With the ever growing popularity of Wagon R in the country, company is planning to introduce a diesel variant soon.
Currently, Wagon R competes with Hyundai i10, Nissan Micra and Ford Figo in the segment. Maruti Suzuki is also offering tempting discount on its Ritz Elate limited edition of upto INR 65,000.
As per the October sales figure, Wagon R is currently the third highest selling car from Maruti’s stable with record sales of 14,310 units. The price of this classic wagon currently starts at INR 3.5 lac and goes up to INR 4.4 lac (ex-showroom, Delhi).