• Feb 10, 2011
Suzuki Motorized Sofa – Click above for high-res image gallery

Suzuki is proudly displaying its "motorized sofa" at the Chicago Auto Show. The chugging chaise appears in its new "Kizashi Kicks" advertising campaign, a television spot comparing the Kizashi sedan to an Audi A4 2.0T and the well-worn sofa. We'll let Suzuki tell you about it, before we deliver the technical insight:

This 1970s-era sofa commissioned by American Suzuki retains its original synthetic trim finished in a fashionable tan and brown plaid motif. The sofa is complete with small tears and frayed stitching to meet Suzuki's overall design intent. The sofa also features a variety of loose coins, cookie crumbs and pocket lint resting just beneath the seat cushions. The steering wheel is comfortably positioned at the center of the sofa, making ingress and egress easy for passengers looking to accompany the driver on casual journeys. The throttle pedal is unmistakable in that it features a custom bare foot shape finished in chrome-plated metal with black accents.

The three-passenger davenport is powered by a single-cylinder Subaru (doh!) "Robin" SP170 engine. With a displacement of only 169 cc, the air-cooled, four-stroke overhead cam gas engine is rated at a whopping 5.7 horsepower at 4,000 rpm. No word on top speed, but the self-propelled furniture reportedly gets about 40 mpg. Braking is accomplished through a hydraulically-operated single-disc on the rear axle, and steering is rack-and-pinion. The tires are appropriately knobby, sized 14.5x7 up front, and 16x8 in the rear, hidden beneath tattered fabric skirting. We've asked for a test drive, of course.



Photos copyright ©2011 Michael Harley / AOL


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      • 3 Years Ago
      If you drink enough you will feel like the couch is going fast enough without a motor in it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      USDM models will need usb imputs and cupholders..........
      • 3 Years Ago
      One of the best titles to an article ever.
      • 3 Years Ago
      No Atari package?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Old hat. Some one in the UK did this a long time ago and drives it on the street, even has a lamp stand & TV attached.
      http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/514162-discovery-channels-wheeler-dealers-1974-porsche-911-a-2.html
        • 3 Years Ago
        ahhh the ol' Pelican Parts Forums.... There are some pretty nice pic threads there, if you know what I mean...

        A guy could sit on there all day looking at all the pages of pics...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Edd China (who appears on Wheeler Dealers, Auto Trader, and Classic Car Club) runs a company in the UK which makes household furniture become road legal. This couch maybe one of his.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where are the cup holders?
      • 3 Years Ago
      40mpg huh, nice.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Hope it comes with a leather option...
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's not a Davenport, it's a Chesterfield. ;-)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice, but isnt nearly as cool as a video I saw the other day of a guy who put a 350 in his motorized couch.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Id rather have this then the 2011 Toyota matrix. For what its worth its probably safer...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hm... if keyless system are blamed for co related fatalities, then i really don't wanna know what this could do. heck this might lead to co-ocalypse
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