The hatchback cars have taken the emerging markets by storm. Their advantages are many, the most impactful ones being fuel efficiency and comfort. The target clientele for those want ‘more for less’. Maruti Suzuki has been the pioneer in this category since its inception. To add to its kitty of varied models, here is the Wagon R VXi that takes care of a large variety of factors. Its fuel efficiency is 20.51 kmpl, something that is unachievable by its competitors. Add to that its great looks and bold comfort features, and it makes a valid point as to why it should be one of the wonder cars in this sector.
Being the top variant in the Wagon R series, the VXi definitely has all the features that you would desire in the best of hatchback cars. The exterior features are second to none in this category. It boasts of the tallest cabin in this class, and has accentuated front grilles, silver roof rails and body-colored wide bumpers. It also has fenders and body-colored mirrors on both sides. The outside door handles are also body-colored. The tail lamps come with effects that make it visible even in heavy fog while the back door garnish and wheel covers with ‘S’ badge adds to the style and status. The colored side indicators, body moldings, tubeless tyres and antenna make this variant an outstanding one in the hatchback category.
The beige and black colored interior is well-furnished with 3-D needle punched floor carpets that help in maintaining good hygiene inside. The seats as well as silver-colored gear knobs are ergonomically designed so that the driver as well as passengers enjoys fullest comfort. There is ample provision of cabin lamps in 3 positions and the front and rear seats have headrests to add to the convenience. The IRVM and the Sunvisor only adds to the utilities provided. There is the option of surround sound through speakers on all the 4 doors.
The Wagon R VXi is sincere in ensuring a great level of comfort not only for the passengers but also the driver. The seats and large spaces are ergonomically designed so as to avoid any discomfort while driving that may affect the driver adversely. The tilt steering helps in adjusting the height to the driver’s comfort. Power steering helps in assuring the best of easiness while driving. The power windows and keyless central door locking on all the 4 doors makes it extremely easy for the driver to maneuver the car from his/her position. The air conditioner is having a rotary panel and has inbuilt heaters too. The fuel lid and tailgate openers are remote controlled. There is enough side storage space provided along with I/P box storage. There are map pockets in the front doors and seat pockets behind the front seats as well. The passenger under-tray adds to the storage space available, and there are push type cup holders on both sides. The 3 assist grips help in being stable on bumpy roads.
Safety is an important concern for all cars and the Wagon R VXi is no exception to that. In this variant, the shock absorbing body structure with side impact beams ensure great safety from external forces. The ELR seat belts for front and rear travelers make sure you don’t bump your head against the wall on rough roads. There is the provision of front and rear fog lamps with wipers that can run at two speeds and also intermittently. The seat belt warning lamps ensure all are wearing the seat belts. The defogger helps in good navigation through the deep fog. The high mount stop lamp makes visibility for others on the road to clear. The computerized anti-theft system (i-CATS) makes sure that you can park it anywhere without worrying for the security of the car.