Hybrid Concept Part Of Suzuki’s Tokyo Show Presence

Suzuki Motor Corporation will display several concept vehicles at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, to open to the public November 23 to December 1, 2013.

Based on the Suzuki slogan of “Small Cars for a Big Future”, the concept cars exhibited at the show offer, per Suzuki, cars that are currently in demand, cars that should be available in the near future, and cars for the more distant future.

First will be the Crosshiker, a compact crossover described by Suzuki as fusing fresh new styling with a dynamic weight reduction and highly-efficient power train. It features the size of a compact car while weighing just 810kg, or the weight of a minicar. With a newly developed 1-liter 3-cylinder engine, the concept aims to strike a good balance between power and environmental performance.

Next is the X-LANDER, which is, according to Suzuki, a real 4WD hybrid with a distinctive personality. Based on the Jimny, Suzuki’s compact 4WD vehicle, the X-LANDER is equipped with a 1.3 liter 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, according to Suzuki, both up-to-date environmental performance and excellent running performance.

Suzuki will also present the iV-4, a compact SUV concept model newly offered by Suzuki. This model is equipped with Suzuki’s next-generation 4WD system ALLGRIP and will be launched in Europe in 2015.

None of this will come to North America considering both of Suzuki’s U.S. and Canadian automotive divisions got out of the business.