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Suzuki gets weird and wonderful at Tokyo Motor Show


Suzuki has hinted at its future design ideas with concepts due for the Tokyo Motor Show on October 30.

Concept cars include the credible, with a new Ignis compact crossover and slightly weirder models like the playfully titled Mighty Deck minicar. The latter features a canvas top and open load deck that can be repositioned for load lugging.

The Suzuki Air Triser is the Japanese’s brand’s take on a camper. While the Air Triser is parked, the seats can be configured so the seats face each other or in a lounge mode (where the seats form a U-shape sofa).

The Ignis skirts closer to production reality as a new crossover offering standard and Trail model versions. The Ignis Trail features larger diameter wheels.

Suzuki will also have its new Baleno B-segment hatchback at the show. Suzuki’s new Baleno will reach UK showrooms in spring 2016, with a brief to win value-seeking consumers away from superminis and small MPVs.

To be positioned slightly above the Swift, the Baleno will offer more space and practicality and sits on a new platform that may also underpin a new small SUV in the future.

The engine line-up for the Baleno comprises Suzuki’s 1.2-litre Dualjet motor with 89bhp and a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged unit, dubbed Boosterjet, which produces 110bhp.

The standard transmission is a five-speed manual, although the Dualjet is also offered with a CVT gearbox and the Boosterjet is available with a conventional six-speed automatic.

A Dualjet SHVS hybrid version will be the cleanest model in the line-up at launch, with CO2 emissions of 93g/km. The regular manual Dualjet emits 101g/km, while the more powerful Boosterjet manual emits 103g/km.

Suzuki concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015

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