Suzuki has revealed three new concept cars on its stand at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan: the Hustler, Crosshiker and X-Lander. The concepts showcase a new compact crossover, a 4x4 hybrid and a new crossover-style hatchback.
The boxy red car in our pictures car is the Suzuki Hustler coupe, which the firm calls ‘a challenge to a new genre of minicar’. It has plenty of distinctive styling touches, with a sloping roofline and boxy stance plus a comfortable, roomy interior - but it's not destined for production yet. It previews a coupe version of the blue car in our pictures, the standard Hustler, which is set to go on sale in Japan. It's described as a mini-crossover, and has a three cylinder petrol engine.
The second offering from Suzuki is the (white in our pictures) X-Lander 4x4, which is based on the same platform as the Jimny but equipped with a lightweight hybrid system featuring a 1.3-litre engine.
Finally the Crosshiker, which is the other red car in our pictures, previews a possible crossover - roughly the size of a city car but with an elevated ride height, much like the up!-based Volkswagen Taigun. Suzuki describes the Crosshiker as an alternative to the G70 concept unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show and uses a next-generation lightweight platform. It weighs just under 810kg and is fitted with a newly developed 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine.