'We have to be led by Vauxhall in this case. Our car will be competitively pitched against the Agila,' said sales and marketing director David Seaward when the new Wagon R+ was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. Despite being co-developed, the Hungarian-built Suzuki features different powertrains and will be unique in offering automatic transmission.
The auto option is likely to carry a premium of about £750 on the distinctively-styled Wagon R+, which is based on the mini series that has been Japan's best-selling car for the last three years. The Suzuki model will be launched with a choice of 1.0-litre and 1.3-litre petrol engines and two or four-wheel drive can also be specified.