There's something about the Suzuki Regina Concept that we like. A lot. For starters, it has a white roof. What's cool about that, you ask? Well, after Ford stole the idea from Mini for the Flex, nothing. But darn it if it doesn't look good here. With those rear fender skirts, we're actually seeing a good bit of Citroën DS in Suzuki's stylish little econobox, and as we all know, the DS is the most beautiful car of all time.

The Regina Concept, on the other hand, is just an idea for a 1,600-pound sedan that gets 75 miles per gallon. Suzuki didn't share details about the powertrain, but Autocar is reporting that the Regina Concept is powered by a turbocharged, 800-cc gasoline engine, and uses both start-stop and regenerative braking tech to achieve such lofty fuel economy.

A car that light could be powered by a leaf blower and still be fun to drive, so we're giving this one a thumbs up. Go ahead and build it, Suzuki, because you know someone will figure out a way to put a small-block Chevy in it. Hit the jump for Suzuki's short press release.

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REGINA: a vision of a next-generation global compact car with excellent fuel efficiency and low emissions thanks to lightness and superior aerodynamics The REGINA embodies Suzuki's vision of a next-generation global compact car. It's as light as a minicar (just 730kg) thanks to a clear focus on minimizing weight, and it has a drag coefficient at least 10% lower than that of current models thanks to uncompromising efforts to heighten aerodynamic performance. As a result, it has fuel economy of at least 32km/L (measured in the JC08 test cycle) and CO2 emissions as low as 70g/km (measured in the New European Driving Cycle) using a petrol engine.


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      Stinkyboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Citroen and Saab birth child from the 60's. sweet
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      i love the citroen influences...still very unique. just build it!
      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      "it has a white roof. What's cool about that, you ask? Well, after Ford stole the idea from Mini for the Flex, " Look's cool on a 1955 Chevy Nomad too!
      otn79
      • 3 Years Ago
      modern nash metro?
      BG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yes, that's what I thought. It reminded me of a Citroen DS. Fantastic.
      Shiftright
      • 3 Years Ago
      I believe the Citroen DS and plenty of other 50's cars had white roofs. Don't understand why Mini is credited with it.
      throwback
      • 3 Years Ago
      It certainly looks diffrent than all the other B segment cars. Looks like something Citroen would make.
      theos
      • 3 Years Ago
      By far, the most interesting car in the Tokyo Motor Show. I'd like to see it on the road just the way it is now, but I'm afraid it will end up as ugly compromise of the original design.
      Jim
      • 3 Years Ago
      Suzuki you need to get this into production and not make a lot of changes to the styling. You will have a hit on your hands. Want one in my garage!
      anonymous guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's so ******* cute!
      yellow boots
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a puffer fish and a Citroen DS had a love child. That's a compliment. I'd take this in a heartbeat.
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      (but please change the name: regina is the name of a german cleaning lady in her late 50ies ;D)
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