When one thinks of the bread-and-butter models for Maruti Suzuki, the Wagon R is one of the most common names to pop up in their mind. The compact hatchback – now in its third generation – was given a minor model year refresh in early 2022, and still continues to be one of the leading best-sellers in our country every month. Here’s us decoding its popularity and why it makes sense as the first car:
Basic Yet Functional Design
Even with the third-gen Wagon R being on sale since 2019, the hatchback has managed to age well, although with the help of a minor facelift. While the Wagon R’s design isn’t a headturner like some of its rivals, it’s no bad thing either as it plays things safe. The hatchback’s typical tallboy stance is still prevalent and is one of the reasons why people with bigger and taller frames prefer it.
With the minor refresh last year, its design only got sweeter with the inclusion of dual-tone paint option and blacked alloy wheels. Things are simple at the back too as the Maruti hatchback sports elongated taillight units and a chrome plate on the tailgate featuring the ‘Wagon R’ insignia.
Comfortable And Airy Cabin
Maruti has given the Wagon R a dual-tone cabin theme (black and beige), offering a sense of airiness inside. It also helps that the hatchback’s dashboard layout is simple and minimalistic while being ergonomical, all of which will take no time to get used to for a newbie.
Tall seat height and roofline, wide opening of doors, and good road visibility are some of the factors that instantly help the Wagon R score some brownie points. Even the seats in the hatchback (both at the front and rear) offer plenty of comfort for all passengers, including those measuring over six feet, where they can sit comfortably back to back.
Although adjustable front headrests are missing, the Wagon R offers enough room to stretch your feet out and have a relaxed ride. It can be a good option to ferry five average-sized passengers but will only provide the option of seating up to four occupants if there are two plus-sized people at the back.