Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Difference Between Maruti Stingray and Suzuki Wagon R 2013

Maruti Suzuki India has recently launched their new small car offering in India, this time, a very different segment, which is premium small car- its called the Maruti Stingray. And so in Indonesia, Suzuki had soft lauch Suzuki Karimun Wagon R at IIMS 2013.

Suzuki Karimun Wagon R

As Low Cost Green Car Karimun Wagon R would be affordable car. The target customer group for stingray is mainly youth buyers who look for premium and cool factor in a car but do not have the budget to buy a premium hatchback like the Swift, i20 and the likes. Maruti Stingray offers a very nice mid-way offering for such buyers who can now afford a small yet premium car.

Interestingly, there is only one strong competitor for Stingray in India in the segment and that too is another popular car from Maruti only, the Maruti Wagon R. The Stingray is a more premium sibling of Wagon R and offers some major cosmetic uplifts and styling features, but both these cars are practically everything same when it comes to mechanicals.

They have same chassis, same engine, same wheelbase, same exterior dimensions (except the length because of the bumpers). The only things which differentiate them from each other are features, exterior styling at front and rear and few other small cosmetic changes. In this article, we talk about the differences and discuss which one you should go for.


Where these two cars differ the most, major difference between them is as below:

Stingray has different front bumper which looks more premium and more stylish with larger air-dam and new styled grille.

Stingray uses lots of chrome on the grille. Stingray has sleeker and smart looking projector headlamps compared to normal halogen headlamps of Wagon R.
The bonnet and chin of these two cars also looks slightly different.

The Sting ray does not get the side body cladding like the Wagon R, but it does get slightly different side underbody moulding.

The Stingray does not get the sporty roof-rails present on the Wagon R.

The alloy wheel design in different in these two cars.

The tail lamp cluster of Stingray is more attractive. Rear bumper and badging of the Stingray is also slightly different from the Wagon R.

Suzuki Create The Duo With a Roomy Interior

There are very few difference in interior which are as below:
Backlit buttons on the audio system of Maruti Stingray look more appealing if we compared to Wagon R.

There are steering mounted audio controls on Stingray which is not offered in the Wagon R.

The colour tone used on dashboard is light coloured beige and grey on Wagon R while its grey and black on the Stingray.

 The door-trims and the fabric on the upholstery is also different in texture and colour tone.
Features And Specifications

Some of the extra features on the Stingray include:

Projector headlamps,

More use of chrome on the grille,

Chrome accentuated AC vents and  inside door handles.

Leather wrapped steering wheel,

Multi-information display,

Key-not-removed warning,

14 inch wheels standard on all variants of stingray.

Rest all features and specifications are same on these two cars.

# Stingray has a Auto Air Conditioning, audio steering switch, and AT on dashboard.
Stingray Dashboard
# Meanwhile Wagon R just manual air conditioning, don't have audio steering switch, and separated front seat.

Wagon R Dashboard
Both these cars are powered by same 1 Litre KB 10 engine which delivers 68 PS of peak power with 90 Nm of torque. Maruti Wagon R is available in petrol, petrol + LPG (Duo) and petrol + CNG (Green) variants while the Stingray has been launched only with one petrol fuel option.

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  2. The Wagon R Stingray cars is quite popular and hottest car brand in Pakistan.
    It has come with 37horsepower engine @ 5500RPM with a 66 cc displacement and an inline cylinder configuration