• Oct 1, 2005

Let me say this again…Suzuki will NOT be ignored.

In addition to the P.X concept, Suzuki will also be showing this sleek MPV concept called Ionis at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.

The 134 in. long MPV is a super-green fuel cell vehicle with an electric motor driving its front wheels and features an interior that's all show-car. The most eye-catching part of this concept is probably its trick exterior shell designed to emulate the flow of water and changes color to lighting conditions.

Interior pic after the jump…



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      • 9 Years Ago
      You know what, if the Chevy Uplander had looked like this, I would have given GM a lot of credit for doing something bold. Instead, they put out something just as ugly, but without any of the cute/quirky qualities of this car. I really hate to bag on GM, considering I think they do put out some pretty sweet vehicles (not just the Corvette), but if they took more design risks like this it would be easier to support them. Even if some people hate it, being distinctive and ugly is better than being ordinary and ugly (see CTS, as even people that don't like the 'art & science' bit give it kudos for being 'Cadillac').
      • 9 Years Ago
      Son of sexy beast!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Does anyone know who's responsible for sticking the Forenza/Reno and Verona in Suzuki's face? Did GM do it to them or did they do it to themselves?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Odd! That's one letter away from Iosis.
      Rob
      • 9 Years Ago
      Poor sad fish. At least it would be back with it's family if it blew off the macinac bridge. ... Jesus. I can't really say I've seen a much uglier vehicle since.. that Nissan that is the scaled down version of the Infiniti FX35. This thing looks like a Pacific Grouper, really. - Sigh. - Maybe I'm prejudiced against Suzuki cars..but.. if they made cars half as well as they made bikes (See GSXR1000, 1300 Hayabusa, Etc.) Mitsu, Subi and Honda would be in deep ish. I just thank god this monstrosity is only a concept and not a production run example.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Would it were not for an S, but a diamond or double chevron on the nose it could be a Renault or Citroen. Kudos for the effort!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Why the long face, little Ionis?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Looks too much like a Citroen or Renault to me.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Front would need work in a production model but it's a worthwhile endeavor.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'd like to see this car in production in the US. The front end would need some work for sure and I'm a little concerned about the weight. I don't want to see one of those things blow off the Macinac Bridge.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I thought the Uplander was the most hidious thing I`ve ever seen. I admit it`s starting to grow on me but in my book Chrysler is still king when is comes to vans. I was thinking Volkswagon when I saw this Suzuki.