• Image Credit: Suzuki
  • Image Credit: Suzuki
  • Image Credit: Suzuki
  • Image Credit: Suzuki
With the Tokyo Motor Show looming on the horizon, Suzuki has revealed a trio of concept cars it will present at the expo.

First up is the Crosshiker concept, a compact crossover that looks good enough in metallic red, but in its essence reminds us of the oft-maligned X-90 convertible crossover coupe. Based on the G70/Regina concept, the Crosshiker packs a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine into a compact form that weighs just 1,785 pounds.

Next comes the X-Lander, which strikes us as a smaller take on the formula espoused by the Isuzu VX-02 or Land Rover DC100 Sport concepts. Unfortunately based on the Jimny, the white X-Lander incorporates a 1.3-liter engine with a robotized manual and four-wheel drive into a high-riding, chopped-windshield convertible sport-ute form.

Finally we have the unfortunately named Hustler concept, which, despite its handle, more closely follows the form of the Honda Element or N-One than Larry Flynt's wheelchair. Designed as a "new-genre minicar that suits the active lifestyle of people who love the nature, love the outdoors, and love sports", the Hustler will be presented as a boxy hatchback with a sloping Evoque-style roofline and the words "Green Feel" inexplicably plastered down the flank like a Tonka logo.

The concepts will be showcased alongside an array of Suzuki production vehicles, motorcycles and mobility devices, more of which you can read about in the press release below.
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29 Oct 2013
Suzuki Announces Exhibits for the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Suzuki Motor Corporation will display the following exhibits at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013 (organizer: Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association), which will be open to the public at the Tokyo Big Sight from November 23 to December 1, 2013.

The Suzuki booth's theme of the Tokyo Motor Show exhibits is: "Let's Create a Brand New Story". Suzuki recognizes that the daily life of each and every customer is a story, and by adding something to each of those stories, our desire to create different, brand new stories together with our customers, is put into the theme.

Based on the Suzuki slogan of "Small Cars for a Big Future," the concept cars to be exhibited at the show offer cars that are currently in demand, cars that should be available in the near future, and cars for the more distant future. In order to build a Brand New Story that will add excitement and passion to the daily lives of customers around the world, the cars are packed with Suzuki's attractive products and unique leading-edge technology.

In addition, the design of the Suzuki booth features an S-shaped border that depicts lightness and softness to an open construction that expresses a bright future. An ultrawide panoramic screen measuring 3.6m x 40m is set at the back of the stage. Introduction videos of the concept cars will be streamed across the main stage to show the Brand New Story of Suzuki and its customers in a beautiful image, which were produced by movie director Shunji Iwai.

MAIN EXHIBITS:

AUTOMOBILES

Crosshiker: a compact crossover that fuses fresh new styling with a dynamic weight reduction and highly-efficient power train.

・ The Crosshiker is a compact crossover, which is an alternative offer of the REGINA*, the concept car packed with lightweight and fuel-efficient technologies that was exhibited at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. It uses the next-generation lightweight platform adopted for the REGINA*.

・ It features a size of a compact car while weighing 810kg, the weight of a mini car. With a newly developed 1L 3-cylinder engine, it strikes a balance between power performance and environmental performance.

・ The Crosshiker inherited the REGINA* concept "Eco-friendly on the inside while having a design with personality that would evoke passion in users," while adopting more exciting styling and a design befitting a crossover tailored to adults who are keeping a playful mind.

* The REGINA was exhibited as G70 in overseas.

X-LANDER: a real 4WD hybrid with a distinctive personality.

・The idea behind this concept is that drivers can use the car in the city and sometimes go out to play in the field.

・ Based on the Jimny, Suzuki's world-class compact 4WD vehicle, the X-LANDER is equipped with a 1.3L engine and a newly developed automatically controlled manual transmission.

・ It incorporates a compact lightweight hybrid system equipped with a highly-efficient motor built onto a 4WD system, achieving both up-to-date environmental performance and excellent running performance.

・ The vehicle design is loaded with full of playful touches so that the vehicle looks like a fusion of off-road power and mechanical precision.

HUSTLER: the challenge to a new genre, a crossover that suits an active lifestyle.

・ This is a crossover type concept model of a new-genre minicar that suits the active lifestyle of people who love the nature, love the outdoors, and love sports.

・ This is a stylish yet practical design with plenty of SUV touches, combining an exterior that looks like it belongs in the outdoors with a roomy, comfortable, and useful interior.

HUSTLER Coupe: the challenge to a new genre of minicar, a crossover

coupe that has a beautiful silhouette.

・ This is a concept model that adds further design variation of a coupe silhouette to the reference exhibit HUSTLER.

iV-4: a compact SUV with a powerful design that carries on the Suzuki SUV image.

・ The iV-4 is a compact SUV concept model newly offered by Suzuki, who has earned high marks for its Jimny, Grand Vitara, and other compact SUVs.

・ Its concept "Grab Your Field" has the meaning to let the users pursue their own pastimes and lifestyles, and offer running power that firmly grips the ground surfaces.

・ This model is equipped with Suzuki's next-generation 4WD system ALLGRIP.

PRODUCTION MODELS

Compact cars: Solio / Swift / Swift Sport

Minicars: Wagon R / Wagon R Stingray / MR Wagon Wit / Spacia / Spacia

Custom / Alto Eco / Alto Lapin Chocolat / Jimny / Carry / Spacia (wheelchair-friendly model)

ELECTRO VEHICLE

ET4D Concept: an electro senior vehicle equipped with driver-assist

functions for more ease of use, convenience, and safety.

・ This is a concept model of an electro senior vehicle with advanced safety features such as a tilt display and voice instructions.

・ It has various driver-assist functions, such as a function to detect tilt of the vehicle and warn the driver by issuing a voice warning and alarm, and illuminating a tilt indicator light. It also has a function that gives voice instructions when the vehicle is turning left or right or when it is traveling in reverse.

・ With features such as an odometer, periodic maintenance advisory indicator light, and battery recharge advisory indicator light, this vehicle is safe and easy to use for seniors.

・ This model also has a large-capacity basket that's convenient for

carrying shopping and other items.

MOTORCYCLES

Recursion: a compact roadster with sophisticated features of adults packed into a middle-class motorcycle.

・ The Recursion compact roadster has a styling that gives form to the love of motorcycles, while striking a balance between the running performance of a large displacement motorcycle and the easy handling and economy of a middle displacement motorcycle.

・ By arranging a newly developed 588cm3 water-cooled in-line 2-cylinder

engine with an intercooler turbo on its compact body, it realizes easy handling and economy on city streets, and an exhilarating, torquey ride on winding roads.

・ True to the name, Recursion is a model that brings back the basics of riding excitement in the diverse ways a motorcycle can be enjoyed.

EXTRIGGER: an electric mini motorcycle that offers new sensation to have fun.

・ This is an electric motorcycle that was developed to give more people the chance to find out the fun of motorcycle. It is easy to ride and offers new sensation to have fun.

・ An electric motor unit of the e-Let's electric scooter is equipped on a compact frame similar to that of a small bicycle.

・ While it feels like a toy bike, the EXTRIGGER has features that are small but look like the real thing: aluminum frame, inverted front forks, front and rear disc brakes, and so on.

・ Making use of visible light communication technology, the rider can receive information from the motorcycle shop or enjoy communicating with friends.

・ The name EXTRIGGER is coined from EX, which stands for Electric CROSS (X) over, and TRIGGER, which means a chance. Our desire to give people a chance to get interested in motorcycles with this model is put into its name.

V-Strom 1000 ABS: the flagship model of the Sport Adventure Tourer.

・ The export model V-Strom 1000 ABS is a reference exhibit.

・ As the flagship model of the Suzuki's Sport Adventure Tourer, it was developed to adapt to various riding situations and offer the fun of riding and comfortable long distance travel.

・ It is equipped with Suzuki's first traction control system, as well as ABS and other equipment.

Hayabusa: the Japanese specification of the flagship model Suzuki proudly

offers.

・ A reference exhibit of the Japanese specification of Suzuki's flagship model Hayabusa, aimed at making inroads into the domestic market.

・ It delivers equivalent power characteristics of overseas models, while clearing the certification standards of Japan.

・ It is the first* motorcycle in Japan to offer ETC (Electronic Toll Collection System) as standard equipment. ETC operation can be confirmed by an indicator in the meter panel. * Based on Suzuki research in October 2013.

GSR250S*1: a half-faired model of the GSR250*2.

・ This model is a variation of the GSR250*2, a highly popular model that first went on sale in 2012.

・ Equipped with a newly designed half-fairing, which provides an excellent wind protection, it offers comfortable high-speed cruising.

・ The handlebars were raised and moved closer to the rider, creating a less bent-forward riding posture and improved riding comfort, especially when touring.

*1 Exhibited as GW250S at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in April 2013.

*2 GW250/INAZUMA in overseas market.

BURGMAN 200: a scooter that's lightweight, compact, and swift.

・ Suzuki will make a reference exhibit of the BURGMAN 200 scooter, which is scheduled to be introduced in Japan.

・ A 200cm3 engine is equipped on a compact frame, which realizes comfort and functionality that rivals a 250cm3-class scooter.

・ It has enhanced user-friendliness for daily usage, such as by adopting a multi-function meter, and by realizing a floorboard shape designed for better foot reach, and a low seat height.

MotoGP

The machine developed to participate in the MotoGP

・ This machine is currently being developed to return to the MotoGP in 2015.

・ It is equipped with a newly developed in-line 4-cylinder engine that realizes high-level: engine characteristic to offer easy handling and deliver sufficient accelerating power; fuel efficiency; and durability.

・ It has adopted a frame layout with a suppressed width for both manoeuvrability and aerodynamic performance. By optimizing the frame rigidity and weight balance, it is aimed to create a highly-competitive MotoGP machine that can bring out the straightforward manoeuvrability developed over the years with the GSX-R.

PRODUCTION MODELS

V-Strom 650 ABS / Skywave650LX* / GSR750ABS

Technical Exhibit

・ Radar Brake Support - collision mitigation brake

・ Dual Jet Engine - highly-efficient gasoline engine

・ Lean-burn-controlled engine of the DF outboard series

・ Air-cooled fuel cell system of the BURGMAN Fuel-Cell Scooter

・ Next-generation lightweight platform

・ Infotainment

*BURGMAN 650 Executive in overseas market.


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      thomas.leopard
      • 1 Year Ago
      The kizashi was an awesome little car. Sad they left.
        Seal Rchin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thomas.leopard
        I don't get why these companies do not team up, Mitsu needs a sedan here, why not work with Suzuki and redo Kizashi a little and sell it as a Galant. Kizashi got great reviews.
          GR
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seal Rchin
          I own a Kizashi and can vouch that it's an awesome car. However, it is no longer competitive without a powertrain overhaul. Unless Mitsubishi can make it a plug-in hybrid or put in a mild turbo engine, the car will not have any advantageous powertrains to have it stand out against fuel efficient rivals. I love the car and the chassis/handling is second to none in its class. However, since its debut, it had not changed much while the competition evolved to more fuel efficient power plants. The car was not successful anywhere despite being a global car. Unless Suzuki overhauls it to some kind of hybrid drivetrain, it may get discontinued.
        bK
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thomas.leopard
        Kizashi is one top notch compact ive driven in a while, too bad people couldnt find a dealer.
      Koushiro Izumi
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Hustler looks like a mini FJ Cruiser wannabe.
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        GR
        • 1 Year Ago
        Laser, I agree. Garbage is what I call reliable, affordable, durable, long-lasting, high-resale value cars from Japan. Yup, utter trash. I guess you like taking the bus or grabbing your ankles at a German car dealership once out of warranty.
      groingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like something you should strap on your foot.
      nauyop
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Husler ain't husling.
      360_AD
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh joy. More irrelevant concepts from Suzuki.
        GR
        • 1 Year Ago
        @360_AD
        Irrelevant to you, maybe. Here are some facts about Suzuki you obviously don't know: - They outsold Nissan in Japan in 2012 in total car sales. - They sell more cars internationally than Dodge, BMW, and Subaru COMBINED. - They are the #1 brand in India, accounting for about 40% of ALL cars sold in that country. They are far from irrelevant as a global car brand.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      They all look like toys. Would be nice to see something like the Jimny again. I really like that xlander display panel. Hustler looks like something thats already in production in jdm
      bootsnchaps60
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe it's best they folded their US tents after all.
      Philthy
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Hustler shots show 2 different cars. Ever get the feeling you're being hustled?
      Seal Rchin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'll take the Hustler in Bloods Red, cause am a hustla.........axs about me.
      bullitt2605
      • 1 Year Ago
      Didn't the learn anything form the X90 that no one bought?
        bullitt2605
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bullitt2605
        Oh this is the Tokyo motor show may be the did buy them over there...
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