1998 saw the introduction of the second-generation Wagon R in Japan, with the Wagon R+ replacing the Wagon R Wide in 1999 - this was brought to Europe in 2000. This is also produced in Esztergom in Hungary and Gurgaon, India. The Opel Agila is a badge engineered version of the Suzuki Wagon R+, also introduced in summer 2000.
A third generation Wagon R was launched in Japan in September 2003 for their 10th Anniversary, but only as a K-car - no oversized version (like the previous Wide and +) was developed in either Japan or Europe. The third generation was facelifted in September 2005.
The fourth generation Wagon R was launch in Japan in September 2008 along with 3 variants, Stingray Wagon R, AZ Wagon and AZ Wagon Custom. The main difference between this new generation is bigger door and the absence of the C-pillar of the car. Powertrain options include naturally aspirated and turbocharged 660cc engines with the latter developing an output of 64 HP, mated to a 4-speed automatic, a 5-speed manual or a CVT transmission. As with many other Japanese market models, customers can choose between front-wheel and all-wheel-drive versions.