Live - Maruti Suzuki showcases XA Alpha Concept [updated]
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Concept XA alpha - "the wild urban" - young customers will love the muscular look and off-roading capability but want compactness - this concept showcases the unique rapport between Maruti and Suzuki.
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Creating the concept is an enthralling experience. Concept for Indian youth, vehicle that captures the attitude of the user who want different and unique product - they want to have fun, celebrate life like adventure - we conducted extensive surveys in major cities and talked to this breed - the concept is thus compact, refined and personal.
We explored theme of Indian wrestling in designing the concept - old traditional martial art - explored in several directions - captures the true spirit of the martial art - sturdy and rugged looking - graphical treatment around the interlocking - headlamps inspired from eagle eyes - Lava red color is derived from the aura of Indian wrestling.
This is only a concept - customer response depends on whether it will go to production - this is made in the studio and still working on details - 5 MSIL designers - worked for 9 months with Suzuki in Japan to design it.
Concept is 4m long, 1.9m wide and 1.6m tall with a wheelbase of 2.5m.
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Can't see slideshow above? Head over to Auto Expo 2012 Maruti Suzuki Flickr page.