Here in the U.S., we are getting ready for the 2013 SEMA show and the Los Angeles Auto Show , on the opposite side of the world in Japan, folks are getting ready for the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show , which takes place from November 23rd to December 1st, 2013.
It looks like Suzuki one automaker that is taking this show very seriously, as it will unveil four brand-new concept cars and several motorcycles. All of the concepts are part of the company’s new "“Let’s Create a Brand New Story" theme, and are based on the "Small Cars for a Big Future" slogan.
The first concept — called the X-Lander — is based on the small Suzuki Jimny, and it looks more like a toy rather than a real car. The concept was designed as a four-wheel-drive hybrid vehicle, so it is ideal for crowded cities or hard off-road driving.
Click past the jump to read more about the Suzuki X-Lander concept.
Suzuki X-Lander in Detail
The X-Lander features a hybrid system that combines a 1.3-liter engine, a newly developed, automatically controlled manual transmission and a four-wheel-drive system.
Rear Three-Quarter Detail
The exterior gets LED headlights and taillights, plus huge wheels that are specially designed for off-road.
The interior is fully loaded with lots of new technologies and high-quality materials.
We want the drivers to use this car in the city and sometimes go out to play in the field. This concept model is packed with such intention.
Based on the Jimny, Suzuki’s world-class compact 4WD vehicle, the X-LANDER is equipped with a 1.3L engine and a newly developed automatically controlled manual transmission.
It incorporates a compact lightweight hybrid system equipped with a highly-efficient motor built onto a 4WD system, achieving both up-to-date environmental performance and excellent running performance.
The vehicle design is loaded with full of playful touches so that the vehicle looks like a fusion of off-road power and mechanical precision.