• Sep 28th 2007 at 9:50PM
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When was the last time you used "Suzuki" and "awesome" in a sentence and weren't talking about a motorcycle? Well, get ready to do it now. Behold the Suzuki X-HEAD, one of several new concept vehicles the automaker will be showing off at next month's Tokyo Motor Show. Looking like it's ready to punch a HUMMER in the mouth and audition for a part in Transformers 2, the mega-trick-looking X-HEAD (dig the "X" tread pattern on the rubber) is all about flexibility (we think). If we're reading the Google-translated press release correctly, the "X" in its name signifies the unknown -- as in unknown or unlimited number of uses. Figure it could be everything from a camper, to a pickup, to a rescue vehicle and beyond. This, from a company whose bread-and-butter is kei cars? A round of applause is in order for this Eastern take on our childhood Tonka fantasies. We'll be sure to bring you more on this one from the show floor next month.

UPDATE: English-language press release added

[Source: Suzuki]

PRESS RELEASE (Translated):
Exhibition summary of 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007

The X-HEAD is a cross utility vehicle offering a host of possibilities for people wanting to explore their world. Boasting a DNA borne of the legendary off-road capabilities of the Jimny and Grand Vitara and the load carrying capacity of the APV, X-HEAD epitomizes functional dependability and fun.

A key feature of X-HEAD is that it can hold various load-bed units for diverse purposes.

For example, it can hold a unit called the Camper, which provides sleeping space for two adults; a unit called the Fashion, which provides stylish urban mobility; and a unit called the Rescue, which is designed for emergency rescue operations in a wide range of extreme environments.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      "In addition, supposed the rescue rescue in various road circumstances " rescue " and so on, it is possible to answer also social mission, being tough, you propose the pleasant car."

      I would totally take this thing out to rescue rescue someone.
      • 8 Years Ago

      That thing is a combination of cool and ugly. The 2 door Hummer pick-up concept was similar (as far as both being industrial-looking small 2-door P/U's), but MUCH better looking.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It does look small but ok I guess. I don't think it looks more rugged than a Hummer and I doubt it would sell well enough in the U.S. to justify its being sold.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The name is a crack up - almost as bad as SLUT for a rail system.

      Reminds me of a soviet military vehicle I once saw, just dressed up. Despite that, I like it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      is it only me or is this thing extrem small? looks like a 1:3model of a Unimog..
      • 8 Years Ago
      that was the first thing I thought about when I saw the vehicle: Tonka
      • 8 Years Ago
      "click to enlarge photo"
      /uh, no thanks
      • 8 Years Ago
      No dimensions or drive-train specs and everyone is wanting it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      importjap--where is "SLUT" operating?
      did you hear that Honda was going to name the Honda Fit, the Fitta...but it means, uh, womans private parts in Swedish or Finnish...
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks like a science experiment gone horribly wrong.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Tonka toy trucks + Suzuki = This thing.

      But still quite nice.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Build it.
      Bring it.
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