IAB Report - Suzuki Crosshiker mini SUV concept showcased in Brazil

30/10/2014 - 14:34 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Based on the Suzuki Regina's lightweight platform.

The Suzuki Crosshiker mini SUV concept was showcased at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show. The Crosshiker concept was first shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show in November 2013, where the company said that the car is targeted towards adults "who have a playful mind."

Suzuki Crosshiker front quarter
The Crosshiker had its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show last year.

The Crosshiker is an alternative design approach for the Regina concept shown at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, according to Suzuki. In fact, Suzuki say that the Crosshiker uses the "next generation lightweight platform" which is adopted for the Regina.

The mini SUV concept weighs a mere 810 kg, which according to the company is the weight of a modern day city car (to put it in perspective, the top-end Maruti Swift petrol weighs 960 kg).

Suzuki Crosshiker rear
The Crosshiker is powered by a 1L engine.

Power for the Crosshiker comes from a newly developed 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, whose power and torque outputs are a secret. The engine will offer "a good balance between environmental performance and driving performance."

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At the Tokyo Motor Show, the Crosshiker was shown along with X-Lander, Hustler and Hustler coupe concepts.

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