Suzuki Reveals Tokyo Concepts

Suzuki has revealed four new concept cars set to make their debuts at the forthcoming Tokyo motor show.

The concepts will be displayed in Suzuki’s booth, which revolves around the theme of ‘Let’s Create a Brand New Story’ and reflects the daily lives of customers. The theme will incorporate a wide panoramic screen measuring 3.6m x 40m set at the back of the stage showing introduction videos produced by movie director Shunji Iwai.

Based on the Suzuki slogan of ‘Small Cars for a Big Future’, the concept cars are a reflection of current market trends. They are cars that are currently in demand, cars that should be available in the near future, and cars for the more distant future.
Suzuki Crosshiker concept (2013)
Crosshiker Concept
First on the list is the Crosshiker compact crossover. Offered as an alternative to the G70, the concept car features lightweight and fuel-efficient technologies that were first exhibited at the 2011 Tokyo motor show in the Regina concept. The car was later renamed G70 for its 2012 Geneva show reveal.

The Crosshiker inherited the G70 concept’s eco-friendly mission while its design is aimed at evoking passion in users. As such, it adopts more exciting design cues befitting a crossover tailored to adults with a playful mind. Built on the next-generation lightweight platform adopted for the G70, the Crosshiker weighs just 810kg, the weight of a minicar, though it is closer in size to a compact vehicle. Power comes from a newly developed 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine.

X-Lander Concept
Suzuki X-Lander concept (2013)
The second concept is the X-Lander, which Suzuki says was conceived primarily for city use. Based on the Jimny, Suzuki’s stalwart compact 4×4, the X-Lander incorporates a compact lightweight hybrid system equipped with an efficient motor built onto its 4WD system. The X-Lander’s design is full of playful touches — it looks like a fusion of off-road toughness and mechanical precision.

The concept is equipped with a 1.3-liter engine and a newly developed automatically controlled manual transmission.

Hustler and Hustler Coupe Concept
Suzuki Hustler concept (2013)
The Hustler concept is a new-genre minicar crossover aimed at users with an active lifestyle. The two-box concept is not unlike the Scion xB and Nissan Cube, but on a smaller scale with a mini SUV-like aesthetic rather than that of a small van. The boxy exterior proportions are said to allow for a a roomy, comfortable and useful interior.

The Hustler Coupe is identical to the Hustler from the beltline down but offers a sloping ‘coupe’-like roofline. The rear door handle has been integrated into the DLO to emphasize the ‘coupe’ look.

We’ll bring you more information and live photos of the concept cars once we see them in Tokyo.


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