Since 1993, the Suzuki Wagon R is a kei car manufactured by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki. The R stands for Recreation. The Wagon R has been the best-selling kei car in Japan since 2003. Even is international markets, it has been a profitable car for Suzuki, especially in India. However, if you ever find yourself fiddling with the wiring on your Wagon R, make sure you have some Suzuki Wagon R workshop manual to show you the vehicle’s wiring map.
The first generation Wagon R used the same 660 cc F6A 3-cylinder engines as did the other Suzuki kei cars. It was unveiled at the 1993 Tokyo Motor Show. In 1996 the more common, symmetrical five-door setup was offered and soon replaced the earlier four-door style.
Bigger than the first-generation Wagon R, the Suzuki Wagon R+, was added in 1997 and produced in Japan until the end of 2000 for the European market. It had the naturally aspirated K10A engine with 996 cc and 4-cylinders. The same Wagon R+ was also offered with a 1.2 L K12A engine. In 1998, Suzuki launched the second-generation Wagon R in Japan. The Wagon R-Wide was minutely tweaked in May of 1998. It was marketed in Europe and sold from 1997 until May 2000.
When the second-generation Wagon R-Wide hit Japanese sales floors in May of 1999, this became known as the Wagon R+. This updated version was marketed in the European market in 2000. The most significant difference between the JDM Wagon R-Wide/+ and the European Wagon R+ is the door handles, which on European models received black door handles while on JDM models were body-colored.
September 2003, was the year the third-generation Wagon R was launched in Japan for the Wagon R's Tenth Anniversary. It only has a 660 cc K6A-engined kei car - non oversized version was developed. The third-generation received a facelift in 2005 and was altogether replaced three years later.
The Stingray, debuted in February 2007, was a sportier version of the third generation Suzuki Wagon R.
The fourth-generation Wagon R was launched in Japan in September 2008. Powertrain choices included naturally aspirated and turbocharged 660 cc engines producing 63 hp, paired to a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual or a CVT transmission. Customers can choose between AWD and FWD.
The fifth-generation Wagon R range was launched in Japan in September 2012, this generation came with a new mild-hybrid system and an electric air conditioning system dubbed ""ECO-COOL."" With the R06A engine combined with a lithium-ion battery and an electric motor/generator.
In 2017, the sixth-generation Wagon R range was leaked. This new model closely resembled its predecessors. Compared to the previous generations this variant comes with an upgraded ISG (integrated starter generator) and greater accommodation for the hybrid battery.
Karimun Wagon R was a rebadged version of the Suzuki Wagon R. Its production started in 2013, primarily for sales in the Pakistani market and Indonesian domestic market. Its official name was Suzuki Indomobil Karimun Wagon R. It came in 3 trims: GA, GL, Dilago, and GX.
The sportier version named Karimun Wagon R GS was revealed in 2014 at the 22nd Indonesia International Motor Show. 5-speed AMT versions showed up later in May 2015. Dubbed the ""AGS,"" an abbreviation for ""Auto Gear Shift,"" it was --in short -- a 5-speed manual with a hydraulic-powered transmission control unit which allowed the manual transmission to shift gears automatically. The Karimun Wagon R was given a reworking in April 2017 at the 25th Indonesia International Motor Show and was only offered in GL, and GS trims only. Make sure you have your trusty Suzuki Wagon R service manual with you to make sure it's done right.