SUZUKI ANNOUNCES EXHIBITS FOR 2011 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: November 10, 2011
Categories: Suzuki, Suzuki Concept Cars

The Suzuki booth at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show* will feature automobiles and motorcycles that highlight Suzuki’s uncompromising focus on meeting contemporary needs, offering new kinds of value, and delivering genuine pleasure to customers.

Suzuki Q Concept 2011

In line with Suzuki’s 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 realise in years to come.

Suzuki Regina

REGINA: a vision of a next-generation global compact car with excellent fuel efficiency and low emissions thanks to lightness and superior aerodynamics.

Suzuki Regina 2011

The REGINA embodies Suzuki’s vision of a next-generation global compact car. Weighing just 730kg It’s as light as a minicar (thanks to a clear focus on minimising weight, and it has a drag coefficient at least 10% lower than that of current models thanks to uncompromising efforts to heighten aerodynamic performance.

Suzuki Regina 2011 Inside

As a result, it has fuel economy of at least 32km/L (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: 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.

In cities, the Q-concept is more practical than a car as it’s more manoeuvrable and takes up much less parking space. At the same time, a cabin makes it a more attractive, more comfortable option than a motorcycle and is designed to be used for the short journeys in everyday life.

Suzuki Q Concept Inside

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.

Suzuki Q Concept

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. 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.

Suzuki EV Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Compared with an electric vehicle that depend 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 42nd Tokyo Motor Show will take place from 2 to 11 December 2011 at the Toky International Exhibition Centre (also known as Tokyo Big Sight). It’s organised by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.