In 200, Suzuki introduced changes to its popular second-generation Wagon R key-car, which will go on sale in December. External innovations common to planned restyling include a faceted front end, a different wheel design, tweaked lighting, etc. An important improvement was the modernization of the K6A DOHC engine, which received a variable valve timing system, and its power in the basic version was 54 horsepower. The special Wagon R RR series offers a 64-horsepower turbocharged engine. There remains a simpler option, with a 60-horsepower SOHC F6A.
Small alterations affected the interior equipment of the Suzuki Wagon R. The restyled version of the second generation differs for the better in both basic and top-end trim levels. There are new features like heating the driver's seat, especially relevant for cars with 4WD, which were in demand in the cold regions of Japan. The appearance of the machines differs depending on the version. There is a standard option, there is an “aero” version of FM or specifications in the “retro” style - C2. In addition to the special RR series, an “ordinary” sports style was also offered in simpler FM-T turbo models. In 2001, the Limited series were launched for most of the versions, which at an affordable price offered all the necessary equipment. In February 2002, there was a complete set for people with disabilities - with a swiveling front passenger seat, a folding footrest and an auxiliary handrail. After restyling, the second-generation Suzuki Wagon R offered three variants of the 660 cc three-cylinder engine. The base models were equipped with a 12-valve DOHC unit with a variable valve timing system (VVT). Its power is 54 hp. The turbo models were equipped with a 6-valve SOHC engine with an intercooler; its power reached 60 hp. RR models, which were considered a special modification, were equipped with a 12-valve turbocharged DOHC. In this case, the maximum power was 64 hp. "Automatic" 3AT finally went into oblivion, and now all models with automatic transmission are equipped with only 4-band automatic transmission. As before, the car is equipped with “mechanics” (5MT) and a CVT (front-wheel drive versions). Depending on the modification, from 16.8 to 22.5 kilometers of run on one liter of gasoline (4.4-5.9 l / 100 km) are declared.
The front of the Suzuki Wagon R has an independent suspension design (MacPherson struts). Behind - dependent. Recall that the wheelbase in this generation has grown an additional 25 mm and amounted to 2360 mm. Body dimensions are now: length 3395 mm, width 1475 mm. This is 100 mm longer than the first generation car, 88 mm wider, with approximately the same height remaining - 1640-1685 mm. Despite the fact that the external dimensions increased, the minimum turning radius decreased by 0.4 meters, amounting to 4.2 meters. This fact once again demonstrates the high degree of practicality of the Wagon R. The dimensions of the interior are indicated as follows: length 1685 mm, width 1220 mm, height 1305 mm. Compared with the previous generation, it has become wider by about 40 mm. The rear seat is folding type (50:50), has a longitudinal adjustment. By changing the position of the seats, you can adapt the Wagon R to perform a variety of tasks.
Safety of the second generation Suzuki Wagon R (2000-2002) consists of the presence of an increased rigidity body, two front airbags as standard (except perhaps in the cheapest versions). Manufacturer options also included an anti-lock braking system with a brake assist system.
In the second generation, the Suzuki Wagon R maintains its leading position in the Japanese “mini-car” segment. Its monthly sales exceed 30,000 units. Assessing the advantages of the model, buyers note its compactness, high driving position and visibility, large mirrors, thoughtful transformation. Disadvantages - poor insulation, low-power base engine, stiffer suspension. In September 2002, the manufacturer again improved the car.