Suzuki unveiled its Crosshiker concept, a compact crossover, at the Tokyo motor show.
Specification- It is 3650mm long, 1695mm wide and 1540mm high, and in concept form, is powered by a 996cc three-cylinder engine linked to a CVT gearbox. The car weighs 810kg.
The Crosshiker is smaller than a Nissan Juke, but could prove an interesting alternative to both the Juke and the likes of the Skoda Yeti.
The new Maruti Small car that will rival the Renault Kwid is likely to make a debut at the Auto Expo 2018. Subsequently, the upcoming Maruti hatchback could launch around July 2018.
Suzuki describes the Crosshiker as being for “adults who can’t forget their playful side and the sheer pleasure of being immersed in an artistic essence.”
As such, it features a pared-down but functional interior, including a cutaway steering wheel and sculpted seats, and a high level of interactivity, including what Suzuki calls an advanced voice control system.
However, with the car set to make production, these flourishes are likely to make way for less flamboyant materials and looks.
The launch of the upcoming new Maruti small car will take place in mid-2018. The upcoming Maruti car won’t replace the Alto, but will be sold alongside. It will target prospective customers of the Kwid by offering a similar SUV-ish design and a high ground clearance. The upcoming small car could borrow design cues from the Suzuki Crosshiker concept shown earlier. Details at this stage are scarce but we expect the car to share its engines with the Alto