New Delhi: The domestic car market leader Maruti Udyog has upgraded all variants of its premium compact car model, the WagonR.
While the company is offering the upgraded model at the existing price now, it has announced its decision to increase the price shortly as the upgrading involves an additional cost. Given the hike in steel prices, Maruti is expected to hike the prices of all its models.
The company has completely redesigned headlamps, tail lamps and a new, flowing chrome grille with provision for front fog lamps. The interior comes with plush new upholstery. In addition, the WagonR VXi variant also has a rear defogger, a day-night rear-view mirror inside, wheel covers and wider tyres.
The upgraded WagonR comes in three new colours: pearl silver, silky silver and a unique brilliant yellow. It will continue to be available in superior white, midnight black and mountain mist colours.
According to the company the model has been growing at a sharp pace for over 18 months now. During 2002-03, it grew by 27 per cent over the same period last year. Growth has accelerated this fiscal; it has grown 47 per cent during the first half (April-September 2003) of this fiscal.
In all, over 1,00,000 WagonRs have been sold in India since it entered the market in February 2000.