Maruti WagonR Stingray – Expert Review

Maruti Suzuki WagonR Stingray – Expert Review
Maruti Suzuki WagonR Stingray – Expert Review

The cheap price tag of the car is lucrative as it lies between Rs. 4.18 lacs to Rs. 4.75 lacs. The car comes in 3 different variants namely LXi, VXi and VXi(O). The car is available in 5 exciting colours including the Passion Red and Midnight Blue.

Looks: The basic structure of the car is same as WagonR with few changes in the front bumper, boot spoiler and cubicles which have housed the fog lamps with LED. This car too like WagonR has the advantage of its tall body giving perfect visibility. The car has a rear defogger and bold tall tail lamps. The car misses out the turn indicators on ORVMs. The front grill is like a wide bucket shaped which might be an attraction to some but most people won’t consider it as a beauty factor! The 14 inch alloy wheels look basic.

Engine: The car has a top notch 1.0L K series Kappa petrol engine. The car gives a high mileage figure of 20.51 kpl if driven under standard conditions. On average the car gives 18 kpl if there is much city maneouvering. The engine can displace upto 998 cc and the car obtains maximum of 67 bhp power @ 6200 rpm and maximum of 90 Nm Torque @ 3500 rpm. The car has satisfactory 5-speed manual gearbox. Definitely the car misses out the automatic transmission which the young blood loves. The top speed achievable is 120 kmph and time taken to go from 0-100 kmph is 15.9 secs. The car performs fairly well in these parameters i.e why some people even tempt to call it a sports car.

Interiors: This car has many extra features than WagonR to boast about, one like power steering with audio controls on it. The car lacks some technical advance features which its peers has one like rear parking camera with sensor like in Hyundai i10 Grand and others which near about same price range. The entertainment section has a fine quality integrated music system with USB and AUX-In ports. Air conditioning is pretty decent in the car and having a Glovebox in the car is a plus factor. The dashboard has some silver linings making it come alive and a piece of beauty for the commuters.

Safety: The car has reliable braking system considering bad weather and terrain. The higher variant of the car has Anti Lock Braking system too. Other safety features which come handy are the powerful halogen headlamps, fog lamps, driver airbag, collapsible steering column, child locking system and central locking system.

Verdict: The car allures customers with its cheap price tag and improved exteriors in comparison to its sibling WagonR, however the more boot space is required and better and more safety features need to be added in the car.

Well, guys you should definitely try this car on your own and test according to your needs and priorities!! A free advice- keep low beam while driving at night and make optimum use of horns and turn indicators as these little things can make Indian roads safer to travel!!