Suzuki has revealed a handful of funky concepts ahead of next month’s Tokyo motor show, focusing on the company’s theme of making fun and unique small cars.
Headlining the charge are three versions of the same vehicle, which is named the xBee (pronounced cross-bee, below).
The standard xBee is pitched as a tiny crossover wagon that sits in its own new segment, fusing the qualities of a station wagon with an SUV.
While we wouldn’t say it’s the most beautiful thing we’ve ever seen, it looks like a cross between a Toyota FJ Cruiser and Fiat 500L, largely due to its contrasting paint scheme, boxy body and cartoonish circular headlights.
There’s no details of what powers the xBee, though it’s likely to be a small capacity petrol engine, possibly the 66kW/120Nm 1.2-litre unit found in the Ignis.
Suzuki will show two additional versions of the xBee, the Street Adventure (top) and the Outdoor Adventure (above).
The xBee Street Adventure is “intended for fashionable and active urban lifestyles”, and features styling appointments that are better suited to the city streets, such as the bright yellow higlights and body-coloured bumpers.
Meanwhile, the xBee Outdoor Adventure is aimed at those who like exploring beyond the city walls, featuring retro-inspired appointments like wood-look side trims along with tougher-looking contrasting plastic bumpers.
Suzuki says the Outdoor Adventure version is designed “for grownups who love camping”.
Finally, the futuristic e-Survivor concept previews the company’s vision towards the next 100 years, combining the ruggedness of its current off-roaders with next-generation electric technology.
The buggy-like vehicle is pitched by Suzuki as a “compact SUV of the next age”, featuring a small, light boy on a ladder-frame chassis, along with an electric all-wheel drive powertrain.
The Tokyo motor show commences on October 27.