Suzuki Wagon R Fifth generation
|Also called||Suzuki Karimun Maruti Wagon R Mazda AZ-Wagon Mitsubishi Delica D:2 Opel Agila Vauxhall Agila|
|Class||Kei car City car|
|Related||Suzuki Palette, Changhe Big Dipper|
The fifth generation Wagon R range was launched in Japan in September 2012 and for the first time, this new model now comes with the a new mild-hybrid system named "ENE-CHARGE" (short for 'energy charge') and an energy-saving electric air conditioning system dubbed "ECO-COOL".
With the R06A engine combined with an electric motor/generator and a lithium-ion battery, this new ENE-CHARGE provides regenerative braking and at least some level of power assist to the internal combustion engine while it can also run certain electrical equipment. Thanks to this technology, the new Wagon R can get up to 28.8 km/l in Japan's JC08 driving cycle (67.8mpg US, 3.5lt/100 km EU or 81.4mpg UK).
For its Mazda version, it no longer bears the "AZ-Wagon" nomenclature because the fifth-generation Wagon R models are rebadged as Mazda Flair while fifth-generation Wagon R Stingray models are rebadged as Mazda Flair Custom Style.