The new Wagon R stingray from the famous car makers Maruti Suzuki is a revamped and stylized version of Wagon R cars. This hatchback has been launched in order to extend the portfolio of existing family cars and present a trendy option for young buyers. Packed with many delectable features, the car has been launched in three variants that are LXi, VXi and VXi option. The LXi model is unveiled to cater the large segment of middle class buyers and hence comes with affordable price tag. The model has received advanced front end styling coupled with plush interiors and exclusive features. It also boasts on state-of-the-art functions that are not obvious in any class of the cars produced by this company. The first impression of car conveys compact body, latest projector headlamps, bold front facia, alloy wheels, prestigious Stingray embossing and aggressive design. The company gained leading car maker spot with launch of Maruti 800 and now with the eloquent Stingray it is aiming to repeat the history. This model is being offered to the Indian customers as a complete package with exclusive features, gorgeous exteriors, best in class mileage, fuel efficiency and admirable city driving dynamics.
The Maruti Stingray has received refreshing styling for the exteriors that is captivating and aggressive. The makers have introduced projector headlamps to the front that mandates the entire appearance of this car. The front end has received a bold radiator grille that contributes for its smarty appearance. Another distinguishing feature commenced to the car is flat hood that showcases boxy appeal. The rear end of this hatch has received chrome plated tail lamps and roofed spoilers that reinforce its character. Coming to the wheels, it is decked with 14 inch grey alloy wheels that arch beautifully while driving. This batch of car is equipped with fog lights at the front and body colored bumpers. In order to blend with the sport look of this car, the rear bumper is made curvaceous. Compared to the Wagon R, this model has received high end side skirts and refurbished front bumper.
On the inside this Maruti Wagon R Stingray LXi offers all black interiors with lavish upholstery. The inside elements have received a piano black finish that create a lustrous ambience. Carrying on with the chrome theme, the makers have incorporated chrome over door handles and air conditioning controls. For utmost comfort and classy image, the steering wheel of this Stingray variant is wrapped in premium black colored leather. This entry level hatch takes complete care of passengers and provides adjustable head rests, front pockets, central locking system, child locking and other significant additions. The city or interstate driving with Stingray would lend supreme comfort and convenience to passengers as well as driving person.
Engine and performance
Talking about the engine specifications, the new Maruti Stingray LXi is made to excel in performance and hence is adorned with lightweight aluminum petrol engine. It provides a displacement of 998 cc which is particular to the Maruti cars. This K10B engine offers 67 bhp @ 6200 rpm peak power and90 Nm @ 3500 rpm maximum toque. The fuel tank capacity of this variant is around 35 liters as compared to the other two petrol engine models. It is also noted for top class mileage that goes up to 20 kilometers per liter. The transmission is achieved through a 5 speed manual gearbox that is common to the Wagon R sibling.
Braking and handling
The athletic car is blessed with top notch suspension and brake parameters that call for comfort drive as well as handling during bumpy tracks. If the driver reaches higher speeds, total control is rendered coupled with complete stability. The braking mechanism for front wheels is innovative disc type whereas the rear brakes are assembled with drum type. The electronic power steering bestows the driving person complete and hassle free control over the hatch.
In order to reinstate the leading car maker badge, this latest invention has been blessed with some appreciable comfort features. The features like superior air conditioning console, heating mechanism, power windows, smooth power steering, storage front pockets, reclining front seats etc ensures sheer contentment even in dodgy long drives.
This entry level trim is completely loaded with all standard features that include engine immobilizer, child safety locking systems for rear and front doors, de-fogging wipers, indicator for driver seat belt, auto-theft protective mechanism and many others.
Being targeted to young users, the Maruti Wagon R Stingray is decked with entertainment features like AM/FM radio, portal for USB usage, on demand multimedia player etc. Overall with the refreshed sporty looks and affordable pocket range, this feature laden car would become a true road companion.