Suzuki Motor Corporation has launched the all-new Wagon R hybrid in Japan during the first quarter of 2017.
The new Suzuki Wagon R hybrid incorporates a mild hybrid system that lets the vehicle drive solely on an electric motor when it starts moving. This innovative technology combined with Suzuki’s latest light and rigid new-generation platform ‘Heartect’ makes it the most fuel-efficient miniwagon in Japan achieving a remarkable frugality of 33.4 km/l.
The all-new Suzuki Wagon R hybrid has been designed to offer much roomier cabin space and further enhance the user-friendliness of a mini wagon, while adopting a distinctive styling design to express functional beauty (a combination of functionality and design) and meet lifestyles in a wide range of ages and various values.
In terms of safety features, the Suzuki Wagon R hybrid is installed with ‘Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS)’ collision-mitigating system that features a monocular camera and a laser sensor to detect pedestrians and vehicles ahead, and ‘High Beam Assist’ that automatically switches-on high or low beam according to the vehicle’s surroundings.
‘Head-up display’ has been adopted for the first time on this category of car. Placed on the dashboard in front of the driver’s seat, it creates a virtual display of vehicle speed, DSBS warnings, etc., on the windshield, fulfilling advanced safety features. User-friendliness has been enhanced such as with luggage room that enables easier loading of large luggage by stretching the luggage opening width, and newly –adopted umbrella holders on the inside of both rear doors.
Since its launch in September 1993, the Suzuki Wagon R had newly established the mini wagon market. Its sales in the Japanese domestic market have accumulated to approximately 4.4 million units, making it the model that represents mini cars in Japan.
The sole agent and distributor of brand new Suzuki vehicles in Sri Lanka, Associated Motorways (Private) Limited (AMW), has finalized plans to launch the Suzuki Wagon R hybrid locally during the latter part of 2017. A delegation of engineering experts from Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan visited Sri Lanka recently to conclude research on the acclimatization of this model to the country’s environmental context.