• Jan 30, 2007
click above image to view high-resolution gallery of DAMD mini-'Slade pics

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and it's the business of Japanese tuner DAMD to take a seemingly innocuous vehicle and have it emulate a machine that's clearly out of its league. In the past, they've transformed an Infiniti G35 into a baby Aston, and now they've taken a Suzuki Every Wagon and given it the grandest of aspirations. The DAMD Concept B Type 1 Every DA64W is dressed to the nines to look like a Cadillac Escalade. Really, the only exterior modification that's performed to this end is replacing the stock grille with a Cadillac knock-off, but combined with the stock Suzuki headlights that already look like they were lifted from the GM parts bin, the costume is effective. Of course, you're not a Caddy without chromed wheels, so DAMD added nine-spoke chrome rims along with some upgraded running boards and new rear bumper. The interior benefits from the addition of stitched leather seating and door trim, as well. The stock Suzuki Every Wagon looks like a stiff wind would send it into a series of roll overs, but somehow the addition of an Escalade grille gives it an attitude that was completely lacking before.

Check out the full gallery of high-resolution pics to see more angles of this Japanese mini 'Slade.

[Source: DAMD via Winding Road]

Check out more offerings from DAMD:
DAMD if you do: Mitsubishi Outlander tuned by DAMD
Get outta Dodge: DAMD goes Loco(boy)
DAMD again: Japanese tuner gives G35 the Aston treatment
Mitsubishi i by DAMD


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      • 8 Years Ago
      if this was sold here, the scion xB would be toast.
      I don't like it but I can definitely see the appeal.

      In the Bay Area, I see 70's school bus with 22" spinners.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Escalade and the DAMD Susuki have something very important in common and it is not the front grill. They both pretend to be what they are not.The DAMD pretends to be an escalade, the escalade pretends to be an SUV/offroad.
      • 8 Years Ago
      3. There is a market for these little vans in the us. Look how well the: PT, HHR, Bx, Element, ect have done. The little econoline nock off would kick ars, I might consider actualy buying a ford, although dad would never forgive me.

      Posted at 7:49PM on Jan 30th 2007 by JapDot


      You do everything to please daddy?
      • 7 Years Ago
      That thing is hilarious. Much like the actual Escalade.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't get why "'Slade" has become the automotive journalist's favorite slang way to refer to an Escalade. Where did this abbreviation come from? I've definitely never heard any rappers rhyming about rollin' in their 'Slades.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A distain for ford runs in the family. I have been a GM fan since birth like my father and his father before him. Every one has a favorite team whether its sports, cars, or sports cars. Irrational I know but its fun to have some on to root for.
      • 8 Years Ago
      DAMD if I Do.
      DAMD if I Don't.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is 10 times cooler than a real Escalade, but it is not as cool as DAMD's old Dodge van kit: http://www.autoblog.com/2007/01/01/get-outta-dodge-damd-goes-loco-boy/

      A lot of the crazy Japanese stuff comes out at the Tokyo Auto Salon, but they don't have many 2007 pictures up yet:

      http://www.e-autosalon.net/tokyo/english/index_contest.html
      • 8 Years Ago
      There is a market for these little vans in the us. Look how well the: PT, HHR, Bx, Element, ect have done. The little econoline nock off would kick ars, I might consider actualy buying a ford, although dad would never forgive me.