The 2013 SEMA Show bursting at the seams with wildly styled cars for the American market, and the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show seems to be doing the same for the Asian market. Suzuki seems to be the automaker leading the charge in wild concepts heading to Tokyo show.
The second concept car developed by Suzuki for the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is the Crosshiker. This concept carries on where the G70 — a concept unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show — left off. Just like the G70, the new Crosshiker is a concept vehicle that focuses on weight reduction and highly-efficient powertrains.
The new Crosshiker, just like a large number of other Suzuki concepts hitting the show floor in Tokyo, is part of the company’s new "Let’s Create a Brand New Story" theme, and is based on the "Small Cars for a Big Future" slogan.
The Crosshiker is the perfect proof that Suzuki is serious about developing the small car of the future, as it is a compact crossover that weights only 810 kg (1,785 pounds). It also features a sleek body to allow air to flow easily over it, keeping drag to a minimum.
Under the hood of the Crosshiker sits an all-new 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine that would likely make a smart fortwo puff out its chest. This petite powerplant, according to Suzuki, "strikes a good balance between power and environmental performance."
Sure, it’ll never see a showroom floor, but it shows that Suzuki, which recently pulled its automobiles from the U.S. market, still has a little fight left in it.
Click past the jump to read more about the Suzuki Crosshiker.
Suzuki Crosshiker in Detail
Rear Three-Quarter Detail
The new Crosshiker inherits the design language of the G70, but it adds new design elements, like LED headlights and taillights, more elegant and rounded shapes, plus a sporty looking dual-exhaust system to allow the three-pot to exhale with ease.
Suzuki designed the interior to be "Eco-friendly," and to offer enough room for four adults. Details are still thin on the inside, but we’re sure that its chock-full of all sorts of new technology.
Gallery Suzuki Crosshiker
The Crosshiker is a compact crossover, which is an alternative offer of the G70, the concept car packed with lightweight and fuel-efficient technologies that was exhibited at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. It uses the next-generation lightweight platform adopted for the G70.
It features a size of a compact car while weighing just 810kg, the weight of a minicar. With a newly developed 1-litre 3-cylinder engine, it strikes a good balance between power and environmental performance.
The Crosshiker inherited the G70 concept “Eco-friendly on the inside while having a design with personality that would evoke passion in users”, while adopting more exciting styling and a design befitting a crossover tailored to adults keeping a playful mind.