Looks can certainly be deceiving. Have a glance at this new Suzuki Authentics concept, for example – we were told that this would, essentially, be a proper sedan version of the new SX4, but our folks on the ground in Shanghai tell us it's actually much larger. Like, bigger than the Kizashi. (Hey, remember the Kizashi?)

Regardless, Suzuki says that the Authentics concept previews a C-segment vehicle for the Chinese market. A good move, too, since that segment has the highest volume in the Chinese market. (That's why automakers like Ford, for example, have more than one offering in the class.) If we're honest, the Authentics concept looks a bit "meh" for our tastes – there isn't a whole lot of emotion going on here with the design. Consider it a competitor for that spiffy new Ford Escort that also took the stage here in Shanghai.

We don't have any more details about the Authentics concept at the moment, but considering the fact that Suzuki has officially exited the US market, at least we don't have to worry about this thing showing up on our shores anytime soon.
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Suzuki announces exhibits for the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition

Suzuki's C-segment sedan concept model AUTHENTICS will make its world debut at the 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, which will be held from 20 – 29 April, 2013.

The press day will take place on 20 April 2013 (Public days are from 21 to 29 April, 2013)

Concept model AUTHENTICS

AUTHENTICS is a concept model presented to enter the C-segment sedan class, which has the largest volume in the Chinese automobile market.

The model expresses "Sporty x Elegant" with its long wheelbase and an unconstrained form with its overall height kept low, as well as its strong character line which gives a wind-cutting image along with a rich and fine curved surface.

New motorcycle GW250S

Suzuki will make world premiere of the new GW250S, an additional spec of the on-road motorcycle GW250, which is being produced by Suzuki's joint venture in China, Changzhou Haojue Suzuki Motorcycle Co., LTD., and distributed not only in China but also in Japan, Europe, etc. By equipping a half-fairing, it gives a sportier image while increasing wind protection such as when riding on highways.

Other models to be presented at the exhibition are:


Reference exhibit of the SX4 (exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show)

Alto, Swift, SX4, Kizashi, Jimny, Grand Vitara


Hayabusa, Boulevard M109R

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 2 Years Ago
      Steven, if you think this is drab, you need to have your eyes examined.
      • 2 Years Ago
      If they had started selling this a year or two ago they would probably still be in the U,S.
      • 2 Years Ago
      • 2 Years Ago
      While the concept looks good I can very easily see the production version of this car suddenly becoming far more boring. Remove the tint, give it a normal paint job and production wheels and you're already halfway there. Replace the mirrors and rework the bumpers and you're left with something that is far more average looking than the concept. It doesn't mean that they will necessarily go that route, it's just pretty easy for them to do it.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think it looks good, it's a design that would stand the test of time, 10 years from now I think it would still look good. Unlike many of the other designs out there.
      Harga Mobil Suzuki
      • 1 Year Ago
      kapan yah suzuki di indonesia sebagus yang beredar di luar negri? di negara-negara eropa model-modelnya keren abiss http://suzukindo.web.id/sembilan-rahasia-keunggulan-suzuki-ertiga-db/
      david payne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dear readers, please understand that Autoblog's journalistic integrity is compromised. They are paid by competitors to bash about other manufacturers and they know how to do it professionally, and subtle-y. Except that this time, they screwed up. That will explain why they love kissing the german asses and bashing the Japanese. You can even find a leaked video explaining about this process of bastardized journalism. It's like prostitution, but much worse.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Im no Suzuki fan and this car is detivative in areas but this is the best looking Suzuki I have ever seen. EVER. And I love the color. Like a warm bronze. Maybe if Suzuki made cars look more like this under a different name with just a bit of advertising they could of done well here.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll agree with everybody else that I don't know what you're smoking if you find this "meh". That is a VERY pretty design for a mid size sedan. I find everything very well proportioned, well integrated, and well designed. That is a great design, and it looks like one that could go right into production with very minimal changes. This is just another thing that makes me very sad that Suzuki is out of the American market, because that is a very good looking car.
      • 2 Years Ago
      i really like the design and begin to think autoblogs 'opinion' is kinda 'meh'
      • 2 Years Ago
      What drab? It's a hell of a lot better looking than a Sonata, very classy looking for the C segment. I do hope they'll return.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's clear that Steven Ewing has no love for Suzuki, but this doesn't look bad to my eyes. Maybe a little over styled at the bottom rear, but it's a concept after all. A couple years ago I test drove a kizashi out of curiosity, and almost bought it even though I didn't have it on my shopping list. It felt surprisingly upscale, and in some ways better than your average Honda, Toyota, Nissan or Mazda..
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