The Suzuki Authentics concept has been teased ahead of its upcoming reveal later this month at the Shanghai auto show.

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While no formal details have been released, Suzuki says the Authentics concept is designed as a small car competitor – the largest segment in the Chinese market – set to tackle the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.

With a long wheelbase and low overall height, the Suzuki Authentics could also preview of a possible replacement for the Suzuki SX4 sedan, a car that would partner the next-generation Suzuki SX4 seen at last month's Geneva motor show, due to arrive in Australia by the end of the year in either front- or all-wheel drive.

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Designed off a theme the manufacturer calls ‘Sporty x Elegant’, the sleek four-door Suzuki Authentics concept will be unveiled on April 20 when the Shanghai auto show opens its doors.