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Want to know how highly regarded the multiple-award winning Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is? At the recent Auto Expo in Delhi, India Maruti Suzuki showed a concept that is, to our eyes, extraordinarily reminiscent of the small English SUV – although we'll readily admit the glasshouse is a tweaked version of the current Suzuki Swift.

Called the XA Alpha concept, some reports say that it's underpinned by the Swift platform, while others report that the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy off-roader, based on the Jimny, provides the chassis. For comparison purposes, the XA is just a few inches shorter and narrower than an Evoque, but the same height as the Evoque four-door.

Plans for production are said to rest with audience reception, which appears to have – understandably – been quite positive. If and when a production version does arrive, you can probably kiss the suicide doors goodbye, but it is predicted to be offered with four-wheel drive and "a range of K-Series petrol engines and 1.3-liter DDIS engine." Click the link for more photos of the flexible Indian flyer.


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      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a concept car from 1998.
      Gilly
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nissan should have made the next Pathfinder look like this...instead of that hot bloated mess they displayed at the Detroit Auto Show.
      RedHoodJT
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is why CARS ARE DESIGNED IN USA, ITALY, UK, GERMANY and JAPAN. NOT INDIA. First the Avanti...NOW THIS? PLEASE STOP!!!
        breakfastburrito
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RedHoodJT
        Meh. Modern racism is just as stupid as classic racism. Ever think that somebody else's tastes might be different from yours, yet perfectly acceptable? People from India are just as clever and intelligent as any other place in the world. It's 2012 now. Time to grow up.
          IBx27
          • 3 Years Ago
          @breakfastburrito
          It's not racist in the least. Indian cars look like crap.
      Jeff
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please bring to the U.S.! I have to agree with the others, the designers used many style features that are hot right now, but nothing looks literal. Make it affordable and I will buy one.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 3 Years Ago
      This won't be the first considering the accolades going to the Evoque. For the majority you have a cost issue and for the car guy you have a reliability reputation that scares you away.
      thedriveatfive
      • 3 Years Ago
      its XA ugly one
      cyebrpine.com
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very sexy indeed. I wish it were trucklet with a small open bed like the Fiat Strada.
      TokenGimp
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it. Jeep needs to bring back their 2dr sport
      Gnarles2
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks great to me. I have always had a thing for Suzuki for some reason. I gave my 2002 Suzuki XL7 to my sister in law when I bought a new car. I gave it to her with 89,000 miles on it. Never gave me one issue. Now she has 155,000 miles on it and still not one issue. I can honestly say that it was the best car I ever owned reliability wise. I kind of kick myself when I think I could have been driving payment free all of these years and still had a reliable car! Oh well. If this comes here it will be on my list. I always wished they would bring back the Samurai/Jimny.
      desinerd1
      • 3 Years Ago
      more pictures please.
      NipponEngine
      • 3 Years Ago
      if it gets any of the value that the Kizashi rec'd, should do well
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