PaulTan.org says this is the trunked version of the SX4 crossover, and if that's the case then it would represent a new approach to the SX4 in the region, offering markedly different styling instead of being, literally, an SX4 with a trunk. We'll know more when the Shanghai show opens in a couple of weeks, for now there's a press release with a tad more info on Suzuki's plans just below.
29 March 2013 -- 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
For further information go to http://www.globalsuzuki.com/shanghai2013/