Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Suzuki Regina, Q-Concept and Swift EV Hybrid unveiled ahead of Tokyo Auto Show




Suzuki has announced plans to introduce three concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Suzuki Regina, Q-Concept and Swift EV Hybrid.


Suzuki Regina is the company’s vision for a future global compact vehicle. The focus of the Regina is to be as efficient as possible, presenting a very aerodynamic body – up to 10 per cent more efficient through the air compared with the current crop of compact city cars – as well as a very lightweight construction tipping the scales at just 760kg. Emissions have been rated at just 70g/km CO2 while an official fuel consumption rating of 32km/L (3.1L/100km) has been achieved on the JC08 test cycle.


Suzuki Q-concept at the Tokyo show. Showcasing a compact circular frame, the Q-concept is designed to be a cross between a motorcycle and a car, in terms of manoeuvrability. It features two tandem seats and an overall length of just 2.5 metres. Suzuki hasn’t revealed the powertrain details, although it says the Q is suitable for those travelling around 10km per day.


Suzuki Swift EV Hybrid concept hints at a potential future production car – an electric Suzuki Swift. The powertrain consists of an electric motor which provides a range of up to 30km in full EV model, backed by a petrol engine for range-extending purposes. Suzuki says the range-extending technology was chosen over a full EV arrangement due to the former’s potential to be lighter in weight, less expensive and use fewer resources than an EV.

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