Maruti Suzuki WagonR has always cherished the charm of being the tallest and smartly designed car in its segment. It is this fact that persuaded the hearts of Indian budget conscious buyers. Since its debut in 2001, Maruti WagonR has produced outstanding sale figures that have kept it in the top five most selling cars of India. Lately, a mid-life facelift was given to WagonR 2013 on 15[SUP]th[/SUP] January, as company sighted a slight plunge in sales. Car enthusiasts have already started to search on the differences between the two variants and thus we bring to you a face-off of both vehicles.<img class="aligncenter" title="Old Maruti Wagon R" src="http://www.carzy.co.in/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/maruti-wagon-r.jpg" alt="" width="430" height="301" />Exteriors :- New WagonR’s iconic tall boy styling gives it an edge over competition and now along with host of alterations, the beautiful exteriors just get better. The new front resembling the Maruti family ‘U’ design theme. Two new shades also make way in the smart WagonR; an Ecru Beige and a Passion Red colour. Bestowing WagonR with an aggressive and sporty car looks are - Alluring Fog Lamp Housing - New Chrome Highlights in Front - Stylish Front Grill and Bumper - New Bezel Fog Lamps Old Maruti WagonR was also imparted with bold and arresting look. The exterior was almost similar to the regular WagonR with chrome emphasized grille on which the company’s symbol sits nicely. Amber coloured side indicators and flared fenders add to the overall beauty of the car. Enticing exterior features are - Crystal Effect Tail Lamps - Chrome Back Door Garnish - Headlamps with Unique Blue Lens - Moon Rock Silver Roof Rails Interiors :- <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-28255" title="New WagonR Seats" src="http://www.carzy.co.in/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/New-WagonR-Interior-Seats.jpg" alt="" width="450" height="258" /> The highest point of its sales, the spacious cabin of WagonR 2013 makes life easy for taller passengers with its best in class headroom and rear legroom. Maruti has brilliantly added new gadgets that accentuate the practicality of WagonR. Newly incorporate lineaments include - Ergonomically Designed Gear Knob - New Dual Tone Interiors (Beige & Black) - Silver Accentuated inside Door Handles <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-28256" title="Old WagonR Seats" src="http://www.carzy.co.in/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Old-WagonR-Seats.jpg" alt="" width="450" height="315" /> The older WagonR was imparted with pleasing dual tone interiors. As soon as you step inside the magnificent hatchback, you are greeted with spacious, comfortable and sophisticated cabin. The special effect of calmness is spread with the help of plush upholstery and chrome accentuated instrument panel. Interiors are adorned with exciting features including - Dual tone 3-D effect Plush Upholstery - Silver Accentuated Inside Door Handles - Ergonomically Designed Seats Engine, Specification & Performance :- Maruti WagonR 2013 is packed with refined 998cc 3-cylinder petrol motor that belts out maximum power of 68 Ps at 6200 rpm along with generating maximum torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm. WagonR green gives 59 Ps of top power at 6200 rpm and peak torque of 77 Nm at 3500 rpm. CNG figures are same as that of petrol. It is mated to five speed manual transmission and all of them are cable type gear shift. The ride quality and gear shifting have taken a big leap from its previous version. Its predecessor was mated to same 998 cc 4-cylinder KB10 in line engine which delivers decent power of 64 PS at 6200 rpm along with generating peak torque of 85 Nm at 3500 rpm. The vehicle was mated to 5-speed manual gear box. Sprinting from 0-100 kmph in mere 15.9 seconds, the car had a speed limit of 148 kmph. Features :- Maruti WagonR 2013 is laden with plethora of comfort and convenient features which embrace Electronic Power Steering, Adjustable Tilt Steering, Power Windows, Wide Opening Doors, Reclining and Sliding Full Flat Front Seats, 60:40 Split & Rear Folding Seats, IP Integrated Push Type Cup Holders (Left & Right), AC with Heater and Rotary AC Controls, Driver Side Storage Space, Glove Box, Electrical Side Mirrors, Luggage Parcel Tray, Day/Night IRVM, Adjustable Front & Rear Seat Headrests and several others. Newly installed traits of WagonR 2013 are - Keyless Central Door Locking - New Eagle Wings Audio System with Integrated USB - Push Type Instrument Panel Storage Box The older Maruti WagonR came well equipped with comfort and convenient features which ensure a delightful journey for its occupants. These features include Electronic power steering, Front power windows, Central four door locking, Wide opening doors, Remote fuel lid, Remote tail gate, Front passenger seat back pocket, Map pockets on front doors and Driver side storage space. Stand out lineaments of WagonR include - Air Conditioner with Heater and Rotary AC Controls - 60:40 Split - Reclining and Sliding Fill Flat Front Seats Mileage :- New Maruti WagonR returns with impressive fuel economy figures compared to its predecessor; it offers 20.51 kmpl with petrol motor and 26.6 kmpl on CNG mode while the older model delivered 16-17 kmpl with its petrol, 13-14 kmpl with LPG and exceptional 22-24 kmpl with CNG fuel. Price :- New Maruti WagonR 2013 is shelved in the competitive cost slot of Rs 3.57 lakh – Rs 4.44 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) which is marginally above its predecessor’s. Verdict :- Change is the only permanent way. The new Maruti Suzuki WagonR 2013 offers subtle modifications and more value for money than its predecessor. So, stop thinking about the past enjoy the ride with the new Maruti WagonR 2013.