Suzuki Wagon R VXL AGS launched in Pakistan: First Look Review

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The AGS (Auto Gear Shift) variant of the Suzuki Wagon R is a new addition to the Wagon R lineup. Suzuki Wagon R is a very popular car in the local auto sector, and it has seen an increasing degree of success in the market. In the 1000cc hatchback category, its popularity has been on the rise. The AGS variant completes the Wagon R lineup as it now has both manual and automatic variants. As the prices of cars have risen astronomically in the recent past, people who prefer to buy an automatic car and cannot go for a family-size sedan can now settle for Wagon R AGS variant to satisfy the need for an automatic car. Competitors of Wagon R include Kia Picanto, Zotye Z100, and Suzuki Cultus. The ex-factory price of the AGS variant is PKR 1,890,000. 

Exterior

There are no significant changes in the exterior when compared to the manual variant of Wagon R VXL. There is an additional monogram of AGS at the back. Other exterior features like alloy rims, body-colored bumper, body-colored door handles, rear chrome strip, front chrome grille, halogen headlamps and taillamps, and green-tinted windows are the same. The Wagon R maintains its boxier shape with a presentable look at the front. The side profile and the back are both relatively flat. It also has body-colores side mirrors that are not powered. 

Interior

The interior also has some minor changes over the manual VXL Wagon R, and these include a single driver airbag and a black piano material at the back of the chrome Suzuki emblem on the steering. The major change is in the gearbox that can be seen inside the car. There are four modes: reverse, neutral, drive, and manual. There is no parking mode as that is not present in any AGS car in the Suzuki lineup. Some interior features include cupholders, bottle holders, 12V charging socket, immobilizer, security alarm, 2-DIN integrated audio system with two speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, manual air conditioner, front electric windows, power steering and central door locking. Seat upholstery material ins black fabric. Rear seats single-folding and do not split 60/40. 

See the video review of Suzuki Wagon R VXL AGS below:

Performance 

The AGS variant of Wagon R comes with a 1000cc K10B petrol engine that produces 50 kW of power and 90 Nm of torque. The AGS variant comes with a clutch actuator instead of a torque converter that comes with conventional automatic cars. This is essentially a manual car that has been converted to an automatic one using a clutch actuator. This keeps the fuel efficiency of the car at the optimal level. Wagon R usually returns 13 to 14 Km/l in the city with air conditioning. The drawback is that the length of the interval between the gear changes is pretty long. Due to this, you will experience some significant gear lag. 

Comfort and Handling 

Handling can be a bit tricky in Wagon R due to its height. The comfort of seats is good, and the suspension is rather smooth over the bumps. The boot space is not much, though, and it can carry a limited amount of luggage. The drive is also smooth; however, with the AGS variant, you can experience some lag in the city, which needs getting used to overtime. The legroom and headroom are ample for an average-sized adult. 

Verdict 

The AGS variant will appeal to those people who want a small automatic hatchback to drive in the city. The good fuel economy and affordable spare parts and maintenance can make this car an attractive option for the masses. The resale market of Wagon R is one of the best in the country. Spare parts are also readily available at 3S dealerships of Suzuki and locally from the market. 

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