The Suzuki Wagon-R Wide was introduced in February 1997, is the slightly larger car, exceeding the specifications, with larger engines: 996cc (K10A, 48 kW / 88Nm), 996cc Turbo (JDM, New Zealand Australia only, K10A, 73 kW / 118Nm) and 1.2 (K12A, 51 kW / 93Nm) liters. The Suzuki Wagon-R Wide was sold as the Wagon R + in the European market with atmospheric versions 1.0 and 1.2 K10A K12A. The only other wagon style car sold in Europe in height at the time of its introduction was the Daihatsu Move. The Suzuki Wagon-R Wide was made in Japan. It was galvanized and prone to oxidation, especially in the sills, after years of use in central and northern Europe. The Wagon R-Wide was facelifted slightly in May 1998, and this updated Suzuki Wagon R-Wide was also sold in Europe under Wagon R +. In Europe the first generation was sold from 1997 until May 2000.
When the second generation Suzuki Wagon-R Wide was launched in May 1999, this became the Suzuki Wagon R + in Japan as well. This the updated version started sales in the European market in the summer of 2000 The main difference between the JDM Wagon R-Wide / + and the European Wagon R + is the door handles, which on JDM were body color-models , while European models received black door handles. In December 2000, the Japanese-spec model was renamed Suzuki Wagon R Solio and this was available both at the level X bottom-of-the-line fitting and finishing at a level more sports orientated known as the 1.3. In June 2002, the 1.0 E trim level alignment Wagon R-Solio was added. In August 2003, a mid-facelift Wagon R-Solio was released. In April 2004, the Suzuki Wagon R-Solio was renamed Solio, losing Suzuki Wagon R moniker entirely. In August 2005, a face lifted Solio was launched.
However, the original Suzuki Wagon R + was still offered in Europe after December 2000, but made by the Magyar Suzuki in Esztergom, Hungary. This because it was too difficult for either the Wagon R-Solio or Solio to meet with Euro NCAP crash safety ratings. As a result, the Suzuki Wagon R + continued in Europe until late 2008, when it was replaced by the Splash. While Kei version of the Wagon R went through third and fourth generations, the wider Solio remained in 2nd generation until undergoing a full model change in December 2010 The third generation Solio is based on the palette instead of Suzuki Wagon R, although the palette itself uses the Wagon R. platform This generation of Solio (MA15) also provides the basis for an OEM deal with Mitsubishi, renamed the Mitsubishi Delica D: 2, which was released in March 2011 in Japan, was sold at a lower specific chain called Square Car.
It is not yet known if the Suzuki Solio will be exported to India or not. If so, the sale will start either in late 2011 or early 2012 as Maruti Suzuki Solio and will modified and Indianized to be unique to the range of prices for that country, in comparisons to the Suzuki Wagon R and Style .