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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Small MPV

After signing an agreement with the Indian Government in the early '90s, Suzuki started producing cars in India in a joint-venture company with the local vehicle builder Maruti.

Designed for narrow Japanese streets and crowded cities, the Wagon R fit like a glove for the Indian market. But the transition to an Indian version was not that easy as the carmaker hoped for. In the end, it managed to introduced it on the local market in 2005. At first, it wasn't that successful but later on, the sales started picking up.

When Suzuki designed the Wagon R, it made it fit in the Japanese kei-car rules. In order to provide enough interior room, the carmaker made a flat front fascia and a short engine compartment. The steep windshield started the cabin's shape, which was continued by a flat roof and a vertical drop in the back for the liftgate.

The interior was minimalist, with a two-level dashboard, which featured a lower shelf for both front passengers. To help the dealers, most of the stereo units were dealer installed from aftermarket suppliers. On the base trim level, there were four wind-up side windows and no air-conditioning. These two features were available only on the top trim level.

Under the hood, Maruti-Suzuki offered the Wagon R with only one engine option. Thus, it managed to lower the production cost and shorten the construction times.

MARUTI SUZUKI Wagon R 2005 - Present
MARUTI SUZUKI Wagon R 2005 - Present
  1 gasoline engine
  • 1.1L 5MT (63 HP)

MARUTI SUZUKI Wagon R 1.1L 5MT (63 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.1L 5MT (63 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1061 cm3
Power
47 KW @ 6200 RPM
64 HP @ 6200 RPM
63 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
62 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
84 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
115 mph (185 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
155/65 R13
DIMENSIONS
Length
138.6 in (3520 mm)
Width
58.7 in (1491 mm)
Height
65.4 in (1661 mm)
Front/rear Track
51/50.8 in (1,295/1,290 mm)
Wheelbase
92.9 in (2360 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume
7.7 cuFT (218 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1818.8 lbs (825 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2755.8 lbs (1250 kg)
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