Pak Suzuki Motors introduced the first generation Wagon R in Pakistan back in 2014. The compact 1000cc hatchback received a lot of praise in the local automobile consumer market. In the time of just a year, Wagon R became a highly popular choice of car drivers. Before we talk about Suzuki Wagon R price and other details, let’s talk a little about its local launch. There are several reasons behind the quick popularity of Wagon R in Pakistan. Firstly, Suzuki had not introduced a compact 1000cc hatchback for many years. Although Cultus remained highly successful in the local market ever since its launch, Suzuki fans were looking for a change in terms of driving experience. Another reason is that Mehran owners needed a shift in terms of design, market value, and performance.
Suzuki Wagon R is marked as an intelligent move from the company. Equipped with a modern design and comfortable interior, the 1000cc hatchback rose as a favourite choice in the market for the past 6 years. The latest Wagon R (2020) is a front-engine front-wheel-drive car. It includes the new Suzuki K-Series engine that is efficient in delivering fuel economy. The car is launched in 2 variants, Wagon R VXR and Wagon R VXL.
Suzuki Wagon R Price and Technical Details
Suzuki Wagon R 2020 comes in a compact hatchback design. The decent features include classy headlights, a newly designed front grille, big door mirrors, and rectangular vertical taillights. The car houses a 1000cc K-Series engine that is quieter than other Suzuki engines and produces economical fuel performance.
If we talk about the exterior, the overall outer look is decent. The car has broken the typical design standards observed in other Suzuki cars in Pakistan. Before Wagon R, Suzuki had not introduced an innovative design for a long time. Suzuki Cultus underwent cosmetic changes over the years. However, we did not see any design language upgrades before its latest generation came out.
Suzuki Wagon R presents an intelligent design overall. The front end houses side swept big headlights set at a decent distance apart by a large trapezium grille. The grille also includes a chrome accent giving a classy look. You can also find dual circular fog lights on the front. The space on the bumper under the grille houses a trapezium air-intake panel in black. The latest chrome company monogram enhances the premium look and feel of the car.
If we look at the rear end, we can find a roof spoiler, rectangular side swept vertical taillights and a hatchback case. It is important to mention here that only the latest model includes a roof spoiler. The previous variants did not have any kind of spoilers. The overall look and feel from the rear end appear compact but well-managed.
The sides present a decent car height with comfortable ground clearance. The door handles also match the body colour.
If we look at the interior, Wagon R comprises of an elegant colour combination on the trim pieces. You can find beige and black plastic trims on the dashboard. The front, as well as the rear seats, are finished in fabric. The standard features included in Wagon R 2020 are power steering, 2-speaker audio system (front door speakers) and a standard air-conditioning unit. The audi unit is loaded with options like USB inut, CD player and AUX port.
The high-end variant VXL covers an additional few features. You can find power lock doors, power windows, a set of fog lamps, and folding rear seats. There is a decent cabin space available inside the latest Wagon R. The car can comfortably accommodate a total of 4 persons. If we talk about the rear seat passenger experience, there is a decent leg space to house 2 adults.
The air vents on the dashboard have a circular shape and they are also rotatable. Just like the front grille, the steering wheel includes a classy chrome company monogram that adds to the beauty of the dashboard. Unlike the Japanese variant, this locally introduced variant misses several smart features that Suzuki lovers want to see in the future.
Engine and Mileage
Engine Type: 1.0 Liter DOHC 12 Valve Inline-3 67bhp@5000RPM
Both, Wagon R VXR and Wagon R VXL come with the same engine. The 1st generation Wagon R comes with a 1.0 Liter DOHC 12 Valve Inline-3 engine. Suzuki has introduced its K-Series engine in Wagon R 2020. The engine is designed to achieve an improved fuel average. If you are annoyed by loud engine sounds, then this engine brings good news for you because it is quieter than the previous engines. The K-Series engine is not used in any other Suzuki cars as of yet.
When it comes to fuel average, Suzuki Wagon R 1st generation can achieve an average of up to 14KM/L in the city. On highways, you can expect a decent fuel average of 17KM/L. Wagon R comes with a 35-Liter fuel tank and the estimated range is between 490KM and 595KM.
The fuel average can vary based on the driving style of the local drivers. In some cases, the fuel average is observed to be less than the listed figures while in other cases, we have also observed more efficient performances.
Transmission and Suspension
Wagon R features a 5-speed manual transmission system. The overall gearbox experience is great.
If we talk about the suspension, Wagon R consists of MacPherson Strut suspension on the front and an ITL suspension on the rear side. The front brakes use ventilated discs for an instant braking experience. On the contrary, you get drum brakes in the rear wheels. The turning radius of Wagon R is 4.6 M which is very decent for a compact hatchback.
The all-new Suzuki Wagon R comes in a variety of decent colour options. Keeping in view the colours offered by Suzuki in most of the local cars, Wagon R has surprised its fans with unique and modern colours to choose from.
You can get your Wagon R in Pearl Red, Solid White, S. Pearl Black, Phoenix Red, Graphite Grey, Sand Beige and Silky Silver. At the time of purchase, you may need to check with the dealership for the availability of your desired colour. Due to the high demand in the consumer market, there is a persisting back log in the production and delivery schedule of cars.
Suzuki Wagon R has a few competitors in the market. In terms of engine capacity, Wagon R competes with Toyota Vitz and Toyota Passo. However, a more relevant competition is the famous Suzuki Cultus. There is an open debate about the list of competitors because many believe that Vitz includes several high-end features. The story is also the same for Toyota Passo because of several additional features including safety options that are missing in Suzuki Wagon R.
Suzuki Wagon R Price
The 1st generation Suzuki Wagon R price ranges between Rs. 16,40,000/- and Rs. 18,90,000/-. There is also a debate over the price of Wagon R in the country. Some fans believe that the car is missing several important features including airbags and multimedia display units. These features are included in several other cars of the category with a minimal price difference.
In the past few years, the local auto industry has observed a repetitive trend of a price hike. It is mostly due to the unusual increase in dollar prices. Private auto dealerships have also partly contributed to the situation by selling cars at a higher price. This is mostly due to the backlog observed in car manufacture and delivery schedules. More often than not, car manufacturers sell certain colours at a relatively higher price tag than the other options. It is not wrong to claim that for one reason or another, the consumers have suffered due to rapidly increasing car prices in Pakistan.
Suzuki has always maintained its reputation as the most economical car manufacturer in the country. Many blame the company is changing the pricing scenario for all its car units. Before the production of Suzuki Mehran stopped, it underwent a price increase. It is also true in the case of Suzuki Cultus. However, it is unclear who is responsible for the rapid price increase.
There is no doubt that the first generation Suzuki Wagon R quickly established a popular status in the local auto consumer market. Not only that, but the compact hatchback also continued to maintain its sales across the country after many years. Wagon R is a perfect choice for small families because it is an economical alternative to high-end hatchbacks offered locally. If you are conscious about fuel economy but do not want to miss out on basic car comfort, Wagon R can be an ideal choice for you. However, if your goal is to look for smart interior options and safety features, you may need to look for other options available in the market. You may also need to increase your budget to go for other options while remaining in the same category of cars.
What is the price of Suzuki Wagon R 2020 in Pakistan?
Suzuki Wagon R 2020 comes in two variants. Suzuki Wagon R VXR is priced at Rs. 16,40,000/- and Suzuki Wagon R VXL comes with a price tag of Rs. 18,90,000/-.
What’s new in Suzuki Wagon R 2020?
Suzuki Wagon R comes with a variety of features including fog lamps, rear roof spoiler, power steering, air-conditioning unit, 2-speaker audio system, power locks, power windows, foldable seats, and fabric seats.
Is Suzuki Wagon R worth buying?
Suzuki Wagon R is a perfect choice for a small family with a decent fuel average of 14KM/L in the city, and 17KM/L on highways. The car can comfortably accommodate 4 adults.