2011 Suzuki Regina Concept Live Photos: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

If you could cross a Citroën DS with one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, chances are the result would look a lot like the 2011 Suzuki Regina Concept, shown at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show. We mean that in the kindest way possible, since the Regina isn’t an ugly car, it just doesn’t look like any other motorized conveyance on the planet.

We say that’s a good thing, and Suzuki deserves credit for going its own way in regards to styling. The shape is functional, too, since Suzuki is claiming a coefficient of drag that’s 10 percent lower than similarly sized city cars.

The shape gives the Regina a surprising amount of interior room, with seating for four despite the car’s length of under 12 feet and width if just over 5 feet. To put that into perspective, a MINI Cooper is roughly six inches longer and about six inches wider, too.

Suzuki claims the Regina will tip the scales at just over 1,600 pounds, yielding claimed fuel economy of some 72.3 miles per gallon. There aren’t any plans for production just yet, and we seriously doubt such a car would make it to America, but we still tip our hat to Suzuki for thinking outside the (rather small) box.

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Comments (7)
  1. I like it. And if I could haul myself and three others around and get over 70 MPG, I'd love to have one!

  2. i like it too...its cute while being agressive / weird enough. I mean look at that front light cluster and grille. It screams angry manga character hahaha.

  3. @WizardsLore, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. All it needs is a headband.

  4. This thing is very cool. Love the 50's retro/futuristic twist.

  5. @ Kurt.....YES....maybe a strip of coloured chrome around that bonnet lid...Red, Yellow, Blue and Purple. haha would be awesome

  6. @WizardsLore, I think you missed your destiny. You really should have been a car designer.

  7. @Kurt, you jest, yet you point out something factual. I actually have designed my own car(s) (as well as plans for my dream home). Not for a car company but for my own enjoyment. I actually had designed 10 years in advance of the Scirrocco an exact shaped car. although in hindsight it was a new age rounding of the VR5 that VW had in its stable, but i had the smooth edge design already down pat.
    i even have designs for a future Nissan Badge, and i also pre-empted the BMW badges which was to change the Bavarian Blue propeller to Green for its I-range of cars, and possibly Red for its M division. :) i even discussed it on here years ago

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