2019 Maruti WagonR was spotted testing in India earlier this month and now the car has leaked in a new set of undisguised photos ahead of the launch on January 23. The production version of 2019 Maruti WagonR is using an MPV-style rear end with tall Volvo-inspired LED lights and an impressive glass area. Most cars of the compact segment are sacrificing the glass area from all sides but WagonR stays true to its origin and offer impressive glass section for airy interior feel. The front lights are seen with an all-new design, scrapping the idea of using sharp dual barrel units seen on the international model that was earlier expected to be the India-spec WagonR.
The floating roof design is visible only from the rear as a black piece breaks the contact between C-pillar and the roof from the outside. On the front side, the pillar and ORVM panel stays body-coloured. The rounded edges make India-spec WagonR different from not just the international version but also from the current generation model. The curve in the bonnet seems to appear due to more emphasis on pedestrian protection.
But overall, we must say that the 2019 model is not impressive at all, and the current-generation model is much better in terms of exterior design. Looks are a subjective thing but we feel that the Maruti Suzuki designers have completely ruined the front and rear end of the car. The brand will retain the WagonR’s existing platform for cost-cutting, most probably adding high strength metals to improve the overall rigidity of the car. The 1.0L, three-pot petrol engine on the car is good for maximum power of 69 PS and 90 Nm of maximum torque.