The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has been one of the most successful models from the company in India. Launched as the tall boy offering, the Wagon R went on to be a hit for the company and for the past many years, has consistently been in the top 5 selling cars in India. Infact, over the years, Maruti has added new fuel versions and the car is now sold in both LPG and CNG forms. However, with rising fuel prices, there has been a shift towards diesel preference among the Indian consumers and this is where we think that a diesel Wagon R would make perfect sense - both for the company and the consumer.
Infact, the Chevrolet Beat diesel has shown that small capacity diesel engined cars can also be a success in the Indian market. All that the consumer wants at the end of the day is low running cost and this is what Maruti should indeed do with the diesel Wagon R in India.