Did you match Maruti Stingray to something really majestic marine water fish? It is not. Maruti has launched the modified version of Wagon R and given it the name Stingray. This modified version of Wagon R is a bit on the sportier side and a hatchback look. The wagon looks have disintegrated by and large and is out in the market in two spectacular variants namely the LXi and VXi. The VXi model comes with the option of driver airbag and ABS with cool color options viz–a-viz Glistening Grey, Midnight Blue, Silky Silver, Superior White and the all that passionate and loving Passion Red.
Maruti Stingray has been given many valuable additions; some of them seem to be a recessive extension of the old model Wagon R. The front façade is given a vibrant and attractive look, and all of it comes as the result of massive subordinate air dam, terrific projector lights and the reflector grille. This is not it. There are several extended visual enhancements that make Maruti Stingray remarkably different hatchback than its processors. These enhancements include the alloy wheels with the treatment of gun metal finish, chrome finish provided just above the license place at the back, and chrome finished tail lights. The best part is still to come, and it is about the exasperating interiors. Let us talk of themed seats or the leather wrapped wheel fitted with audio controls; Stingray just makes the cool interiors and above the edge than its peer hatchbacks.
The instrument console illuminates from the back in the awesome blue light. The spectacular audio system has been designed to add USB and Aux-in dynamics quite easily. The coolest thing to note about Stingray’s audio system is the multi-information demonstration that keeps the audio input in control and manageable. Stingray shows exception fuel economy which is again on the higher side. You don’t need to think about the fuel consumption while on the long hauls. Kudos to the fuel economy indicators that keep the track of average and you are better informed.
Stingray has the front and back power windows, adjustable wing mirrors through the electric power. One of the great practicalities of Stingray’s interiors is the seat design and arrangement. Its rear seats are constructed in manner to make the 60:40 split quite easy and nice. Maruti Stingray comes with 5-speed manual gearbox and certified mileage as per the ARAI standards is settled at 20.51kpl. Power steering is the standard addition.
The Maruti Stingray has side door handles are blended with the body color. The side moldings look pretty appealing. The lens tail lights are added the vertical clarity. A defogger and wiper have been installed in the back and therefore, very obviously, the driver has no problems driving in fog or rain. The cool and terrific hatchback has an end to end length measuring at 3636mm, width measuring around 1475mm and height around 1670mm. The wheelbase of Stingray is still more than just being called imposing. It stands at 2400mm, making it perfect for the stable family ride. Now, you do not have to worry about the road conditions anymore. The imposing wheelbase is also one of the significant reasons to enjoy 165mm of ground clearance, which eventually calls for free bumpy rides anywhere. Furthermore, with the 870-885kgs kerb weight, you can think of great and safe ride. There is no high way wobbling too.
You had a lot of talk of Maruti Stingray’s fuel economy, and now about its fuel tank capacity. Don’t you think that 35 liters is sufficient enough to take you away from home for long drives and bring you back home too? If you are cruising on a very high traffic road or want to park your Stingray in a congested parking area, the 4.6m minimum turning circle will give you the reason to do it. Your Stingray has McPherson Strut suspensions fitted with the coil spring in the front and a separate Trailing Link with Coil Spring given on the back.
Drive the Maruti Stingray on just any terrain, and you will always find it trading lordly and with absolute refinement. Available in the smart body style and amazing colors, Maruti Stingray is an economical hatchback that has been designed to give a comfortable ride and superb bumps. Of course, you can take the Stingray for a family picnic or long drives. It would be a true pleasurable experience indeed. When was the last time you enjoyed a pleasurable ride in the hatchback? Huh!