Suzuki will display several lightweight concept exhibits at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show including this gem — the Crosshiker — which looks like a new version of the ugly, egg-shaped Suzuki X90 from last century.
It’s a total contradiction of Suzuki’s show theme which is “Let’s Create a Brand New Story”. That doesn’t compute given the styling of this vehicle which is a throwback.
Crosshiker is a compact crossover with weight reduction and fuel-efficient technologies. It uses the next-generation lightweight Suzuki platform. Crosshiker is the size of a compact car while weighing 810kg – the weight of a minicar. It runs a newly developed 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine which Suzuki says strikes a good balance between power and environmental performance.
Suzuki is a small car specialist with strong sales based on well priced, sensible vehicles. Perhaps this is just a bit of fun, something to create a bit more interest in the brand in the face of stiff competition.