The 2017 Suzuki Wagon R has been launched in Japan with a tiny 660cc petrol motor but offers even more space on the insides.
The latest generation of the Suzuki Wagon R as well as the Stingray has been revealed for the Japanese market. Launched in 1993, this is now the sixth generation for the tallboy and this is the biggest update for the car in the last 23 years. For the Japanese market, the standard Wagon R is available across one standard and two hybrid variants- FA, FX hybrid and FZ hybrid. There are 10 colour options to choose from and all models are as standard offered with a CVT automatic gearbox. The Sportier sibling of the standard Wagon R, the Stingray is available across three variants- Hybrid T, Hybrid X and one non hybrid variant L with six colour options.
Powering this Japanese-spec 2017 Suzuki Wagon R is a 660cc three-pot petrol engine producing 51 BHP and 60 Nm. The hybrid variants get an electric motor that produces 3.1 BHP and 50 Nm of torque. While on the other hand, the Stingray is offered with the 660cc three-cylinder petrol engine but here it produces 65 BHP and 98 Nm with the hybrid models getting the option of the above mentioned electric motor.
The 2017 Suzuki Wagon R gets the signature boxy outline but with a new face, tail lamps and larger wheels. As usual, the glass area is massive and thanks to the tall boy design offers a good view all around. Step inside and you are greeted by a centrally mounted instrument cluster, large touchscreen infotainment system and a console mounted gear lever to maximise space between the front seats. While the Stingray gets the same interiors and design, it is trimmed out in full black with red coloured inserts above the AC vents. The exterior design gets the boxy outlines but with a revised headlamp design, larger bumpers, slightly modified roofline and larger wheels with heavily flared arches to enhance the sporty design. Projector headlamps and LED DRLs are a part of the standard design.
The 2017 Suzuki Wagon R has been priced in the range of 1,177,200 Yen (Rs. 7.02 lakh) of 1,394,280 Yen (Rs 8.32 lakh) while the Stingray has been priced in the range of 1,293,840 Yen (Rs 7.72 lakh) to 1,474,200 Yen (Rs 8.80 lakh). As we still await the India launch the car does make its way to our shores, however here it will move to Ignis’ platform as its pretty much similar in terms of dimensions. It will continue to use the 1.0-litre petrol engine that produces 67 BHP and 90 Nm with power going to the front wheels via a five-speed MT/AMT. Expect the CNG option to continue with the new car too.