Suzuki previews three Tokyo-bound concepts

Suzuki previews three Tokyo-bound concepts

Suzuki will travel to next month’s Tokyo Auto Salon to introduce three new concepts based on existing cars.

The first show car is known as the Water Activity Concept. Based on the tiny Ignis that bowed last month at the Tokyo Motor Show, the hatchback benefits from a few extra inches of ground clearance, bigger tires, and a long list of add-ons including protective trim on the front bumper and on the rocker panels. A roof rack makes carrying bulky items — in this case a canoe — a breeze.

The second concept is called Hustler Rough Road Style. Although it looks like a Toyota FJ Cruiser that shrunk in the wash, it’s essentially a more rugged version of the Hustler that can go far off the beaten path thanks to a lift kit and steel wheels wrapped by all-terrain tires. It also gets a new grille with four vertical slats, a beefier front bumper, and headlight grilles.

Finally, show-goers will get to see a track-inspired version of the 64-horsepower Alto Works that went on sale across Japan a couple of days ago. Suzuki hasn’t made any mechanical modifications, but it has given the hot hatch a lime green and black paint job inspired by Suzuki’s MotoGP bikes, a black hood that reduces glare out on the track, and specific alloy wheels.

All three concepts will be presented to the public halfway through next month at the Tokyo Auto Salon. Suzuki hasn’t revealed what the future holds for the trio. They might be simply design studies, or they could preview the Japanese car maker’s next limited-edition models.

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