Day 73: Nothing beats eating a delicious meal on a Labor Day! #93daysofsummer #summer2014
Gotta play hard on the online co-op to get this! Pixy’s plane is this September’s ultra-rare plane drop! #f15c #aceinf #acecombat #gaming #namco #planes
Two years ago, the Suzuki Wagon R has reached its fifth generation and this generation set the new standards for Japan-only kei cars thanks to the implementation of ENE-CHARGE. With numerous rivals trying to outdo its fuel economy, this Wagon R always find a way and because Suzuki wants to be the most fuel-efficient carmaker in the world, they have a brand new attempt that will have its rivals puzzled into submission.
Well, here it is and at first glance, it looks nearly identical to its pre-facelift model except that now, the 2015 Wagon R now comes with its new secret weapon; S-ENE CHARGE.
What is S-ENE CHARGE? Basically an improvement from the ENE-CHARGE, the newly developed S-ENE CHARGE takes full use of the lithium-ion battery and the Integrated Starter Generator while joining forces with the improved R06A engine. The ISG provides a motor assist during acceleration and during deceleration, it stores some of its electric power.
The idling stop system’s also changed. Within 13kph or less during deceleration, the engine automatically switched off and it has the capability to quietly restart the engine thanks to the implementation of the ISG. The unintentional engine restart is suppressed by implementing a brake stroke sensor.
Thanks to the new fuel-efficient technologies, the 2015MY Wagon R sets a new fuel economy of 32.4kmpl. I repeat, fuel economy for the 2015MY Wagon R is now improved to 32.4kmpl. Suzuki fans take note of it because it’s now more fuel efficient than its rivals like the Mitsubishi eK Wagon, Daihatsu Move, or the Honda N-WGN.
It’s not just fuel economy that the latest version stands out from the rest, it’s the safety that is on par with any other kei car because the Wagon R has hosts of safety features, including the very clever Radar Brake Support system that stops without the driver asking to do and you might thought you are going to hit something. If this doesn’t work, it’s yours to blame, not the car. Be advised.
Also, it comes with a special feature that prevents unintended acceleration, a big issue that was faced with millions of drivers in history, an Emergency Stop Signal that warns drivers from behind, ESP, and so much more.
The new 2015 Wagon R starts at 1,078,920 Japanese Yen for the base model while the stylish Stingray model starts at 1,461,240 Japanese Yen. Customers can even afford one with or without S-ENE CHARGE but there are differences to these models because on the normal Wagon R, you can afford an entry-level model with a 5-speed manual gearbox exclusive to this model while on the Stingray, the 660cc turbocharged engine is available exclusively for that model.
Available colors (Wagon R): Crystal White Pearl, Mysterious Violet Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Bluish Black Pearl 3, Innocent Pink Pearl Metallic, Urban Brown Pearl Metallic, and Fizz Blue Pearl Metallic.
Available colors (Wagon R Stingray): Crystal White Pearl, Phoenix Red Pearl, Mysterious Violet Pearl, Bluish Black Pearl 3, and Steel Silver Metallic.
Photo: Suzuki Motor Corporation
Day 66: My new bed frame’s finally delivered and I have to wait for my new mattress to arrive tomorrow afternoon… #93daysofsummer #summer2014 #newbed