Learn and talk about Suzuki MR Wagon, 2000s automobiles, All-wheel-drive vehicles, Front-wheel-drive…

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Suzuki MR Wagon

The Suzuki MR Wagon is a kei car with a mini MPV body, seating four, manufactured by Suzuki for the Japanese market only, and also marketed in Japan by Nissan as the Nissan Moco under an OEM agreement. The model debuted in 2001, and since 2007 it has been in its second generation. It was launched in India by Maruti Suzuki as Maruti Zen Estilo in 2006, Maruti Zen Estilo was discontinued in 2009 and renamed as Maruti Estilo .

First generation [ edit ]

Nissan Moco, 1st generation

The first generation model went on sale on December 4, 2001, featuring Suzuki’s K6A kei car engine. in either naturally aspirated (40#160;kW / 54#160;hp) or turbocharged (44#160;kW / 60#160;hp) versions, available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. In all versions, the transmission was a 4-speed transmission with column shift. A hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle based on the first-generation MR Wagon was presented in 2005, using technology co-developed with General Motors .

Nissan Moco

The Nissan Moco version was presented as a concept car on the 35th Tokyo Motor Show in 2001 and only went on sale on April 10, 2002. The basic engine, drive and transmission choices were the same as for the Suzuki. The major difference between the Nissan and Suzuki versions was the Nissan’s wing grille resembling that of the contemporary Nissan Primera P12.

The sales of the Nissan version stabilized at about 3,000-4,000 units a month, actually exceeding the MR Wagon’s sales.

Zen Estilo/Estilo/Karimun Estilo [ edit ]

The first generation model went on sale in India in December 2006 as the Maruti Zen Estilo . The Zen Estilo however, is powered by a larger F10D 1.1L MPFI engine that also powers the Wagon R in the Japanese market. A facelifted variant was released in August 2009 as the Maruti Estilo . losing the Zen moniker entirely.

This transition has brought about a steady decline in sales for this model though the facelift has brought significant improvement in performance and styling over the car’s Japanese variants.

The first generation model is sold in Indonesia as the Suzuki Karimun Estilo . replaced the first generation Wagon R based Suzuki Karimun. Production began in 2006 and sales began in 2007. A facelifted variant was released in 2009, also called Suzuki Estilo . The sales of the Karimun Estilo was discontinued in 2012-2013 in favor of Suzuki Splash.

In 2013, IndoMobil Suzuki International announced that the fourth generation Suzuki Wagon R will launched in Indonesia in 2014, replaced the Karimun Estilo.

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