Suzuki Wagon R FZ Hybrid comes to India for R&D purposes

|
Added in: Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki has always been known for their fuel-efficient cars and the Wagon R is no different. The ARAI claimed fuel consumption figure for the petrol Maruti Wagon R is 20 km/l. However, hybrids usually offer more in terms of outright frugality and efficiency. It has come to our notice that Maruti Suzuki has just imported a Suzuki Wagon R FZ Hybrid. This, for now at least, is purely for R&D purposes of the car.

Maruti-Wagon-R-Stingray-India-launch-pics-price-1

Latest generation (Japan market) Suzuki Wagon R pictured for representation (right).

The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R sold currently in India is one of the most frugal and best-selling hatchbacks. The tallboy design may not appeal to everyone, but its K-Series petrol engine makes decent power and is efficient too. Maruti will also be introducing a more efficient Wagon R soon. This upcoming model will feature a fuel-saving Idling-Stop tech (stop-start) and also get an automated manual transmission.

Wagon-R-Hybrid-Battery

The lithium-ion battery on the Wagon R FZ Hybrid is found under the front pax seat.

The Suzuki Wagon R FZ Hybrid has a tiny 660cc petrol engine that comes mated to a CVT gearbox. This is backed up by an electric motor which is supported by a lithium-ion battery. The latter is actually housed underneath the front passenger seat. The electric motor plays its cards during engine start-up and it also turns on the engine. The latter comes in handy when stuck in stop-go traffic. Though quite small, the electric motor also recuperates energy during vehicle deceleration. This recuperated energy is then used to power the A/C and audio system, further improving the car’s efficiency. We cannot be sure if Maruti Suzuki will launch this in India since high pricing could be an issue.

via Zauba

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Bikes In India

KTM RC390
Rs. 2.44 Lakh
Honda CB300R
Rs. 2.41 Lakh
Karizma ZMR
Rs. 1.08 Lakh
KTM Duke 250
Rs. 1.81 Lakh

Cars In India

Skoda Rapid
Rs. 9.31 Lakh
BMW X3
Rs. 56 Lakh
Audi Q7
Rs. 73.82 Lakh