2017 Suzuki Wagon R, Stingray Unveiled In Japan

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Features new light-weight and rigid “HEARTECT” platform; unlikely to come to India.

Maruti‘s parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation has introduced the all-new 2017 model-year Wagon R hatchback in its home Japanese market. Priced between 10,78,920 to 12,93,840 Japanese Yen (approx. INR 6.44-7.72 Lakhs), the sixth-generation model brings refreshed styling and updated equipment to the Wagon R line-up. The uber-cool ‘Stingray’ variant of the car has also received some mild updates.

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The new Wagon R rides on the new “HEARTECT” platform that is light-weight and rigid as per Suzuki’s claims. Measuring 3,395 mm long, 1,475 mm wide and 1,650 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,460 mm, the new Wagon R retails its inherited ‘tall-boy’ styling, something that is synonymous to the car since its birth in early 1990s. Although the overall silhouette remains largely unchanged, the refreshed styling details like the twin-slat grille and headlamps, slanted B-Pillar, enlarged window housing, and new multi-spoke alloy wheels.

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The 2017 Wagon R features Ignis-like stretched-out dashboard layout, except for the centrally-mounted instrumentation.

The Stingray variant, on the other hand, boasts a protruding nose area with vertically-stretched headlamps units with integrated LED DRLs up front. Over the rear, both the Wagon Rs have slightly weird design reminiscent of the the first-generation car with boxy windshield and low-held tail lamps. On the inside, a centrally-oriented instrumentation with a tablet-like infotainment display and 3-spoke steering wheel.

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The top-end Stingray variant alone get turbo-power to the 0.6-litre petrol engine with hybrid technology

Available in three trims in both regular Wagon R and Stingray range, the car shares a R06A 0.66-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine producing 52 PS at 6,500 rpm and 60 Nm of max torque at 4,000 rpm. The hybrid variants feature an electric motor additionally, giving the powertrain a boost of 3.1 PS and 50 Nm of torque. The high-end Stingray Hybrid alone get a powerful turbo-charged 0.66-litre engine that makes 64 PS and 98 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. An optional all-wheel drive system and standard AMT gearbox and ABS with EBD sums up the Wagon R’s package.

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This Japanese-spec Wagon R is unlikely to come to the Indian market. Maruti Suzuki will bring out a refreshed version of the locally-made, best-selling Wagon R  in 2018.

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Dhiyanesh Ravichandran

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