A couple of weeks ago CarAdvice reported Suzuki was developing a new 0.66-litre (660cc) engine for the next-generation 2012 Suzuki MR Wagon. The company has now launched the car and the new engine.
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Looking similar to the outgoing Suzuki MR Wagon, with its curvy box design, the new car uses a brand-new 660cc engine which is available in both turbocharged and naturally aspirated form. In non-turbo form it outputs 40kW of power, but with the turbocharger it gets a little bit zesty and offers 48kW.

This is not a performance car in any way though, and was created to compete in one of Japan's biggest car markets; the city car segment (which makes up 40 percent). Fuel economy is a much higher priority than performance, as well as a small quirky layout. The new engine does boasts even more fuel efficient figures than the previous version, and now returns a rating of 3.7L/100km.

The new MR Wagon comes with the option of a front- or all-wheel drive layout, so it is a somewhat well packaged product. Electronic stability control and Hill Hold Control are also included into the MR Wagon deal.

Taking a look inside, there's also a cool iPod-inspired dashboard function which offers a large touch screen for in-car entertainment and comfort navigation.