Suzuki Wagon R

Zaheer July 25, 2011 0


In 1993, Suzuki Wagon R known as the kei car was initially presented in and is still produced by Suzuki. First time “tall wagon or tall boy” designs were used in these cars with a short bonnet and a vertical hatchback for more cabin space while maintaining the restrictions of the kei car dimension.

Since 2003 this was the best selling car and in 2008 the three-millionth Wagon R [2] was expected.

Suzuki made profits with this one even on the international level, mostly after presenting it in India, reaching its sales to 5 million units till February 2010.s

Initial launch

This was not the first to send to India, despite of being the stylish one along with Daihatsu and Daewoo models as well, and initially was going slow only.

Hyundai Atos in Europe known as the Hyundai Santro was the first to hit the Indian roads, thus became a competitor of Wagon R.

Specifications

Internal and external changes were made to give a sporty look along with the other features like electrically adjustable outside rearview mirrors.

Wagon R 1.0 is the recent model getting power by an engine of 3-cylinder 998 cc K10B, similar to Maruti Suzuzki A-Star, Maruti-Suzuki Alto and Maruti-Suzuki Estilo. This engine is capable of delivering 68 PS (50 kW; 67 hp) at 6,200 rpm, and 90 N·m (66 lb·ft) at 3,500 rpm.

Driving impressions

Its light kerb weight and good acceleration gives a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph), maintaining the fuel economy between 12 to 13 km/l (7.7 to 7.1 l/100 km) range in city and on highway around 16 to 18 km/l (5.6 to 5.0 l/100 km). Priced between Rs. 350,000 (LX) to Rs. 485,000 (VXi with ABS and Air bag), different tyre sizes are available in LXi & VXi variants.

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