Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tokyo Motor Show: Suzuki Goes Off-Road

Photos by Ulysses Ang
Just like Mitsubishi, Suzuki showed off three new crossover concepts at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013. These are the: Crosshiker, X-Lander, and Hustler Coupe.


Suzuki Crosshiker

The Crosshiker is a compact crossover, which is an alternative offer of the REGINA, the concept car packed with lightweight and fuel-efficient technologies that was exhibited at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. It uses the next-generation lightweight platform adopted for the REGINA. It features a size of a compact car while weighing 810kg, the weight of a minicar. With a newly developed 1L 3-cylinder engine, it strikes a balance between power performance and environmental performance. The Crosshiker inherited the REGINA concept “Eco-friendly on the inside while having a design with personality that would evoke passion in users,” while adopting more exciting styling and a design befitting a crossover tailored to adults who are keeping a playful mind. The REGINA was exhibited as G70 in overseas.

Suzuki X-Lander

The Suzuki X-Lander is designed for use in the city and can some times go off-roading. This concept model is packed with such intention.  Based on the Jimny, Suzuki’s world-class compact 4WD vehicle, the X-LANDER is equipped with a 1.3L engine and a newly developed automatically controlled manual transmission.  It incorporates a compact lightweight hybrid system equipped with a highly-efficient motor built onto a 4WD system, achieving both up-to-date environmental performance and excellent running performance.  The vehicle design is loaded with full of playful touches so that the vehicle looks like a fusion of off-road power and mechanical precision.


Suzuki Hustler Coupe

This is a crossover type concept model of a new-genre minicar that suits the active lifestyle of people who love the nature, love the outdoors, and love sports. This is a stylish yet practical design with plenty of SUV touches, combining an exterior that looks like it belongs in the outdoors with a roomy, comfortable, and useful interior.

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