Suzuki Crosshiker concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
Suzuki may no longer be selling cars in the U.S. but the automaker hasn’t ceased from developing funky concept cars, three of which will debut next month at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. One of these will be familiar to fans of 2011’s Regina concept while the other two hint at additional crossover models that could be launched by the Japanese automaker in the near future.
First up is the Crosshiker, which Suzuki describes as a compact crossover that fuses funky styling with a fuel-efficient powertrain. One glance will tell you that the Crosshiker is essentially a crossover version of the Regina, so perhaps this means a production version isn’t too far away.
The Crosshiker would fit into the subcompact segment but its weight, less than 1,800 pounds, is comparable with that of a minicar. Power comes from a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that’s said to be pokey as well as economical.
Suzuki X-LANDER concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
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