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Suzuki Wagon R +

The first generation of this compact model was introduced back in 1993, and today it can rightfully be called one of the most popular in Japan. By 1995, Vagon R firmly held the first lines in the charts of the best-selling cars in its class. Two years later, the second generation made its debut, which was waiting for even greater success: the last two years Wagon R has not only excelled in circulation among classmates, but also makes up the lion's share of the fleet of new Japanese cars. In 1997, the car began to be exported.

To consolidate the successes of the "Wagon R" is called to its next version, this time created by the joint efforts of "Suzuki" and "Opel". Almost simultaneously with the Japanese car, in May of this year in Europe there will be its German "double" - "Opel Aguila". Cars will also be assembled in the Old World: at the Suzuki plant in Hungary and the Opel plant in Poland.

Both companies unanimously assure that the new products are ideal for narrow streets of European cities. The nimble “Wagon R” with a length of 3.5 m and a turning radius of less than 5 m will not cause trouble, say, when parking at the store. But stop: “Who will go shopping for such a crumb, she does not have a trunk!”, Another reader will judge. And it will not be quite right. Having completely folded the back seat, you can get a trunk volume of 1250 liters! True, in order to fit so many luggage, you have to download the "Wagon R" on the roof, but this option is also possible.

Unusual for a car of this class electric power steering with variable sensitivity. Yes, and the opportunity to choose when buying an automatic transmission is far from all the "kids". Since the risk of serious injuries in the event of an accident for passengers and the driver of the compact model is always higher, the designers of Suzuki equipped the car with special safety pedals, two airbags and pyrotechnic seat belt tensioners.