Japan – Suzuki Hustler mini SUV launched at 6.18 lakhs

Posted on: Dec 26, 2013 - 12:20pm IST

The Suzuki Hustler had its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show in November this year. Following the reveal, Suzuki has launched the mini crossover in the Japanese market on December 24th. Deliveries of the “kei” SUV will commence on January 8, 2014.

Suzuki Hustler
The Suzuki Hustler had its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show in November this year.

The Hustler, being a “kei” car, is powered by a small-displacement, three-cylinder, 0.66-liter engine. In the base variants, this engine produces 52 PS at 6,000 rpm and 63 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, and comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT. Available in 2WD and 4WD configurations, fuel efficiency for this engine is rated between 23.4 km/l to 28 km/l, while prices range from 1.048 million Yen (INR 6.18 lakhs) to 1.334 million Yen (INR 7.89 lakhs).

Suzuki Hustler Coupe rear quarter
Suzuki also showcased a low-roof variant of the Hustler called the Hustler Coupe.

Suzuki will also sell the Hustler with a turbocharged engine, displacing the same 0.66 liters in a three-cylinder arrangement. The turbo version outputs 64 PS and 95 Nm of torque, and is paired to a CVT. Like the regular Hustler, the turbo variant is also available with 2WD and 4WD, and has its fuel economy ranging from 25 km/l to 26.8 km/l depending on the type of drive. Prices of the turbo range from 1.295 million Yen (INR 7.66 lakhs) to 1.576 million Yen (INR 9.32 lakhs).

Suzuki says the Hustler is customizable, and offers 11 exterior colors, contrasting roof colors and the option of having the body color as the interior color as well.

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5 thoughts on “Japan – Suzuki Hustler mini SUV launched at 6.18 lakhs

  1. Swapnil R says:

    Those headlamps and indicators make me feel as if da Hustler’s seen a ghost …
    Maybe a Kizashi was stationed in front of it!

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  2. sandy says:

    4 wheel drive option are more efficient then the 2 wheel drive!?
    Tata also need to think of such improvement for their Nano 623cc engine.

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  3. Abrar Thokan says:

    To me looks like a younger version of Toyota FJ Cruiser from some angles…

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    1. Chris J says:

      I thought the same thing, or at least a “japan sized” version og the FJ. It even comes in the same white top blue body config. very cool!

      Reply
  4. Abrar Thokan says:

    Donno…for some reason looks like a younger version of Toyota FJ Cruiser from some angles…

    Reply

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