Suzuki will reveal a new compact crossover, a 4WD hybrid and a minicar crossover concept at the Tokyo motor show
Darren Moss
29 October 2013

Suzuki will show three new concepts at the Tokyo motor show.

The first, called the Crosshiker, is a compact crossover described by the firm as an alternative to the Regina/G70 concept seen in 2011. It's the same size as a compact car with a body that weighs in at 810kg. It's powered by a new three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine.

Next is the X-Lander concept, which rides on the same platform as the Suzuki Jimny. It gets four-wheel drive and is powered by a 1.3-litre engine in combination with an electric motor, all linked to an automated manual gearbox.

Finishing the concept lineup is the Hustler, a new crossover that Suzuki is planning to slot into the minicar segment. Described as being "a crossover that suits an active lifestyle", the concept gets plenty of SUV styling with a large interior space.

A coupé version of the Hustler will also be shown, alongside the iV-4 concept seen at the Frankfurt motor show.

Read more 2013 Tokyo motor show news.

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29 October 2013

These quasi-coupés infecting the industry are a nonsense. What are they for? Less space and reduced visisbility yet in all honesty they don't look remotely sporty - just odd.

29 October 2013

A blob, a skip and a box, ho-hum....

29 October 2013

See they've nicked the see-through A-pillars a la Volvo's concept car of a few years ago. Just as well as those pillars look ideal for obscuring whole cars.

29 October 2013

...that they've even considered some of these (but I suppose it is almost Halloween). There's shades of the X-90 in there - didn't Suzuki learn something from that? It must have sold in..... well, dozens!

30 October 2013
Desmo-dromic wrote:

. There's shades of the X-90 in there - didn't Suzuki learn something from that? It must have sold in..... well, dozens!

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw this Crosshiker. Perhaps Suzuki believe the X-90 was the right car at the wrong time, and that something similar might do well in todays market. Who knows, they might be right......

30 October 2013

A replacement for the Jimny is well well well overdue but I'm not sure Suzuki should be partnering with Fisher Price for it's new model.


30 October 2013

Shades of the Nissan Pike Factory.

Not as good though - a blob, a box, and a curvy sub-Jimny.

31 October 2013

Agree with the X90 statements above, it was my first thought!

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