Suzuki will reveal three new concept vehicles at this month’s Tokyo motor show, which will illustrate the firm’s “small cars for a big future” theme. Vehicles include Suzuki’s vision of its next-generation small global car – Regina - a two-seat micro-mobility scooter - Q-concept - and an electric range-extender version of the Suzuki Swift, dubbed Swift EV hybrid.
The Suzuki Regina concept tips the scales at just 730kg and is powered by a yet unknown small-capacity petrol engine. Great focus has been placed on the car’s aerodynamics to boost fuel economy and reduce Co2 emissions; Suzuki claims the Regina’s drag coefficient is 10 per cent lower than that of current production models, with 88mpg and 70g/km Co2 emissions achievable.
Aerodynamic styling features of the Regina include partially-covered rear wheels, flat-sided aero alloys and front and rear-integrated bumpers.
Like the Renault Twizy, the next Suzuki Q-concept is a wacky electric two-seat tandem quadracycle. It’s described as “ideal for everyday journeys within a radius of about six miles” and is pitched as a comfortable commuting tool.