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Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG crosses 3 lakh sales milestone

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Maruti Suzuki has announced that one of the brand’s best-selling tall-boy hatchbacks, the WagonR has emerged as the highest-selling CNG vehicle in the country. The Maruti Suzuki WagonR has crossed the 3 lakh sales mark in its CNG variant, making it the most successful CNG vehicle in the segment. The brand also announced that since the WagonR’s launch nearly 20 years ago, the marque has sold over 24 lakh units across three generations and has been a repeat buy for over 24% of its customers. 

The current-generation Maruti Suzuki WagonR is built on the 5th generation HEARTECT platform that not only offers more interior space but also increases the safety quotient of the occupants through effective absorption of impact and dispersion of crash energy all while improving the overall stability of the car. The Maruti Suzuki WagonR is also offered with safety features such as driver airbag, ABS (antilock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution), driver and front passenger seat belts reminder, speed alert system and rear parking sensors are standard across variants.

The latest-generation WagonR is 3655 mm long, 1620 mm wide, 1675 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2435 mm. Powering the Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG is a K10B, 998cc, three-cylinder petrol motor which produces 67 Hp of power and 90 Nm of torque in petrol mode and 58.3 Hp of power and 78 Nm of torque in CNG mode matched to a 5-speed manual gearbox. 

Last month, Maruti Suzuki announced that the brand has registered a total sales of 124,624 units in August 2020 a growth of 15.3% over July 2020 and a 17.1% growth over the same period in the last year. The total sales figure includes domestic sales of 115,325 units and 1,379 units for other OEMs. Maruti Suzuki has also announced that the brand has exported 7,920 units in August 2020, a drop of 15.3% over August 2019.

The CNG variant of the WagonR with a BS6 emission compliant engine starting at the price of INR 5.25 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi.