Suzuki Motor has a new engine in the yard of 660 cc which will replace, after 16 years of service, the 3-cylinder unit fitted to the small Kei car of the House of Hamamatsu. To anticipate the arrival of the Japanese market is the business daily Nikkei , that the novel small cube engine is able to reduce by 20% the consumption of “keijidōsha”, the “light cars” on the ground that Japan would have advantages tax and insurance.
Thanks also to the adoption of the system start / stop the Suzuki Alto , the Wagon R (and Mazda AZ-Wagon ) and the MR Wagon sold in Japan can boast combined consumption of nearly 3.7 l/100 km , making it even more appealing these K-car. This news should not affect Europe and Italy, as this type of engines “tiny” are almost never arrive, replaced by around 3 or 4 cylinders per liter of displacement. The decision was most likely to counter the fierce competition from Toyota, which just a month ago he presented the new Daihatsu Move consume less power. To update the Sagara engine plant in production, Suzuki has planned an investment to nearly 184 million € .