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Shifting to the Stick – New WagonR Manual Transmission

Maruti Suzuki WagonR New WagonR

The bread-and-butter, stick-shift, manual transmission version of the new WagonR is also going to be a hot-seller as it is the standard transmission on the base LXi and is also available in all the other trims. This ZXi trim is identical to that on the AGS version and the only changes are the H-gate shift lever and the addition of a third pedal. The clutch pedal action is light and the travel is short, making shifting natural and nearly effortless. The shift feel from the lever is also smooth and the clunks into place are reassuring. The handling and dynamics remain identical, save for the fact that the manual puts you in complete control and the engine feels good to coast at as low as 900 rpm and feels strong even approaching 6,000 rpm. The variants with the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine were not present. Interestingly, the claimed fuel efficiency of 21.5 km/l is for both manual and AGS 1.2-litre variants; the 1.0-litre version’s claim is 1.0 km/l better.


Need to Know – Maruti Suzuki WagonR ZXi

Price: Rs 5.22 lakh (ex-showroom)
Engine: 1,197 cc, in-line four, naturally aspirated, petrol
Max Power: 83 PS @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque: 113 Nm @ 4,200 rpm
Transmission: Five-speed, manual, front-wheel drive
Suspension: MacPherson strut front, torsion beam rear
Weight: 835 kg

 

About the author: Jim Gorde

 

Automotive Correspondent at Bike India and Car India.
Believes that learning never stops. Loves V8 engines as much as a good breakfast.
t: @BikeIndia / @CarIndia

 

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