Small cars for a big future
Suzuki has announced details of its exhibition at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, with a range of automobiles and motorcycles that highlight Suzuki’s uncompromising focus on meeting contemporary needs, offering new kinds of value, and delivering genuine pleasure to customers.
In line with its unparalleled expertise in small cars, the theme of Suzuki’s booth will be “small cars for a big future”.
Suzuki cars for today, the near future, and the more distant future will highlight the fuel economy, user-friendliness, innovation, brisk performance, and exciting styling that are possible within smaller dimensions - and the huge possibilities that small cars will realize in years to come.
REGINA – a vision of a next-generation global compact car with excellent fuel efficiency and low emissions thanks to lightness and superior aerodynamics.
The REGINA embodies Suzuki’s vision of a next-generation global compact car. It’s as light as a mini-car (just 730kg) thanks to a clear focus on minimizing weight, and it has a drag coefficient at least 10% lower than that of current models thanks to uncompromising efforts to heighten aerodynamic performance.
As a result, it has fuel economy of at least 3.1 L/100 km (measured in the JC08 test cycle) and CO2 emissions as low as 70g/km (measured in the New European Driving Cycle) using a petrol engine.
Q-concept – a two-seat micro mobility for everyday life.
The Q-concept is an entirely new kind of mobility — one that’s positioned between conventional motorcycles and cars. With a 2.5-metre overall length and two seats in tandem configuration, it’s ideal for everyday journeys within a radius of about 10km.
The Q-concept is more practical than a car as it’s more maneuverable and takes up much less parking space. At the same time, a cabin makes it a more attractive, more comfortable option than a motorcycle. It’s outstandingly handy for shopping, commuting, going to the doctor, transporting children, and all the other short journeys in everyday life.
Other Q-concept configurations are possible. For instance, the Q-concept can have a single seat for a parent at the front and a two-person child seat at the rear, or it can be configured as a delivery vehicle with a single seat at the front and a cargo area at the rear.
So it offers new possibilities for people who live in towns where businesses, schools, hospitals and other essential facilities are all in relatively compact areas.
Swift EV Hybrid – a compact electric vehicle with an engine-driven generator
The Swift EV Hybrid is Suzuki’s vision of an eco car that embodies advances on the Swift Range Extender.
A compact vehicle such as the Suzuki Swift is typically driven 20−30km per day in Japan. The Swift EV Hybrid can cover such distances on battery power alone. And it can extend its range using an engine-driven generator.
Compared with an electric vehicle that depends entirely on battery power, the Swift EV Hybrid has a smaller battery that's quicker to charge, weighs less, uses fewer resources, and costs less.
The Swift EV Hybrid is scheduled to be exhibited as the Swift Range Extender at motor shows in some countries.
The 42nd Tokyo Motor Show will run from December 2 - 11, 2011 at the Tokyo International Exhibition Centre.