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Maruti launches new WagonR at Rs 4.19 lakh with automatic gear shift



Maruti Suzuki India, WagonR, Price of WagonR, Features of WagonR Car and Bike, Automobile news

New Delhi: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on today launched a new version of its hatchback WagonR priced between Rs 4.19 lakh and Rs 5.69 lakh (ex-showroom).

The new WagonR comes with a new 1.2 litre petrol engine option along with another choice of 1 litre powertrain. It also comes with an automatic gear shift variant.

The one litre manual versions are priced at Rs 4.19 lakh and Rs 4.69 lakh while the automated gear shift trim is tagged at Rs 5.16 lakh.


Maruti Suzuki India, WagonR, Price of WagonR, Features of WagonR Car and Bike, Automobile news


The 1.2 litre variants are priced between Rs 4.89 lakh and Rs 5.69 lakh (all prices ex-showroom).

“I am sure, the all-new WagonR will become a preferred choice just not for families but also for young and dynamic buyers,” MSI MD and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa told reporters here.

The vehicle has been developed on the Suzuki’s fifth generation HEARTECT platform and is wider and longer than its outgoing version.


Maruti Suzuki rolls out new WaganR with automatic gear shift at Rs 4.19 lakh:


As a result, the boot space has also gone up in the new model to 341 litres.

The company said, use of high tensile steel has improved the overall safety, rigidity and NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) performance in the new offering.

The third generation WagonR comes with various safety features like driver airbag, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) and front seat belts reminder, speed alert system and rear parking sensors.


Maruti Suzuki India, WagonR, Price of WagonR, Features of WagonR Car and Bike, Automobile news


The company has already received 12,000 bookings for the model.

MSI has sold around 22 lakh units of the model till date in the country.

As per the company, the new WagonR with one litre engine will deliver a fuel efficiency of 22.5 km per litre while the bigger 1.2 litre petrol powertain would return efficiency of 21.5 km per litre.



Government Propose to use technology for issuing driving license.




“Computer and camera will be used during the driving license test. No official will be responsible for granting driving license,” transport minister Nitin Gadkari said in the Lok Sabha on Monday, adding that obtaining driving license will become simpler.

The government plans to reduce human interface and use technology for issuing driving license, a move that will curb corruption and reduce number of road accidents in the country.

The government’s intent to implement such rules for obtaining driving license can become a reality after the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2019 is passed by the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

Computerization of licenses is expected to weed out multiple licenses. Gadkari said that 30% driving licenses in the country are bogus and the provisions in the proposed bill will minimize the possibilities of fake licenses.

“The provision of online license, online identity verification and online register (in the motor vehicles bill) will stop the menace of fake licenses,” the minister said. He also said that the process of obtaining driving license in other countries is much more difficult.

As far as renewal of license is concerned, window of one year instead of a month will be given in order to apply for a renewal, he said.

The proposed Motor Vehicles Bill aims to address key crucial issues such as road safety and intends to impose stiff penalties for violation of rules, strengthening the public transport system in the country. As many as 146,000 people died in road accidents in India in 2015, according to the road transport and highways ministry. About 300,000 people were injured in road accidents in the same year.





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