The 2013 Suzuki Wagon R and Wagon R Stingray were recently revealed in Japan and the two models aren’t expected to arrive in the United States.
According to the Japanese based automaker, the 2013 Suzuki Wagon R is actually the second generation of the model and the vehicle is following the same path which made it famous on its local auto market: a small, boxy, well-packaged mini-minivan with a small 660cc engine under its hood. The Suzuki Wagon R is very popular in Japan and we can dare to say that it’s as popular as the VW Golf in Germany.
Suzuki says that the 2013 Wagon R is 155 pounds lighter than the previous generation and its 660cc three-cylinder engine has been improved with the Idling Stop system and its fuel economy is 67.7 mpg for the stock front-wheel drive in Japan’s JC08 fuel cycle, while the four-wheel drive editions return 58.8 mpg. The 2013 Suzuki Wagon R has also been fitted with a new regenerative braking system.
The Wagon R model is basically divided into two, with the stock Wagon R and the better-equipped and visually more interesting Wagon R Stingray, which gets a more aggressive grille, extended fenders and alloy wheels. Prices for the Wagon R begin at the U.S. equivalent of $14,154 while for the Wagon R Stingray customers will have to pay between $17,028 and $20,584.