The Suzuki A:Wind concept has been unveiled at the Thailand motor expo, previewing a new city car set for production in 2014.
Seeking to "bring a fresh wind to the A-segment as a global compact car" according to Suzuki, the 3600mm-long, 1600mm-wide and 1540mm-high A:Wind concept is 100mm longer and 70mm taller than a Suzuki Alto. Its 2425mm-long wheelbase is also 65mm longer than the Alto’s.
Claiming “excellent” fuel economy – without giving a specific figure – the front-wheel-drive Suzuki A:Wind teams a 996cc petrol engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Designed to have an “elegant-looking” exterior and a spacious and user-friendly cabin, the A:Wind has a unique front grille that flows into integrated headlights, character lines running the length of its doors, a black roof and 16-inch wheels.
Inside, Suzuki says the distance between the front and rear seats has been extended in a bid to boost comfort, while wide door openings and a claimed class-leading luggage capacity are intended to aid functionality.
Finished in Energy Yellow and Panoramic Blue, Suzuki says a production car based on the A:Wind concept is currently under development, with production planned to start in Thailand in 2014.