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Suzuki Crafts New Ignis Adventure And Vitara Kuro Special Editions 6
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in new cars, prices, Suzuki, Suzuki Ignis, Suzuki Vitara, UK on 01 6th, 2018


Suzuki UK has announced the launch of new special editions for the Ignis and Vitara models, dubbed the Adventure and the Kuro respectively.

The new Suzuki Ignis Adventure builds upon the SZ-T trim level, adding a selection of personalization options, including a rear spoiler, side sills, front and rear skid plates, colored front grille center bar, side decals and color-keyed front fog lamp bezels along with a rear view camera, 16-inch alloys, roof rails and individually-sliding rear seats. Customers get to choose from four color options: Fervent Red, Boost Blue Pearl, Pure White Pearl or Super Black Pearl.

Suzuki reckons that the added value of the personalization options is £1,900, but the Adventure comes with a premium of just £1,000 over the SZ-T model, at £13,999.

As for the Vitara Kuro, this makes a return to the UK market after increased customer demand, with the company offering a further 1,000 units. The special model is based, once again, on the 1.6-liter SZ-T 2WD manual model that features automatic climate control, navigation with smartphone pairing and rear privacy glass as standard.

The Kuro treatment adds satin black alloy wheels, a black body kit that includes bumpers, side body mouldings, door mirrors, rear upper spoiler, front grille and the necessary Kanji ‘Kuro’ badging. The cabin features piano black touches on the dashboard and a carbon-effect analogue clock. The Suzuki Vitara Kuro is also available in four colors, including Superior White, Cosmic Black, Galactic Grey and Silky Silver.

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Suzuki Xbee Could Be The Coolest Thing At The 2018 Tokyo Salon 28
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Suzuki, Suzuki Concepts, Suzuki Swift, Suzuki Xbee, Tokyo Auto Salon on 12 28th, 2017


Maybe it’s a fad, maybe Proust was right and we’re just harkening back to our childhood. But there’s something we really dig about an SUV wrapped in camouflage.

Not the shape-obscuring wraps automakers put on their prototypes, but proper military-style multicolor camo – like the treatment on this Suzuki.

Called the Xbee Winter Adventure, it’s a conceptual version of the retro-rugged compact crossover that Suzuki recently released, and will now exhibit at the Tokyo Auto Salon… complete with blue-grey camo, yellow accents, and roof rack.

Of course the Xbee isn’t the only vehicle that the Japanese automaker will show at the forthcoming exhibition. There’ll also be a camper version of the new Spacia wagon, a Carry pickup rigged for fishing, and a Swift Sport done up in matte black and red accents to mirror the GSX-S1000 superbike alongside which it will be exhibited.

Suzuki will have 12 vehicles on show in all, including versions of the Solio Bandit, Alto Works, Wagon R Stingray, and Spacia Custom. But with apologies to that sporty little Swift, it’s the camo Xbee we like most.

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FJ What Now? Suzuki Puts The Xbee Concept Into Production 26
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in japan, new cars, Suzuki, Suzuki Hustler, Suzuki Xbee on 12 26th, 2017


The automotive industry has a way of balancing itself out. The Dodge Viper went out of production, for example, a few months after the first Ford GTs started rolling off the line.

While Ferrari and Lamborghini were giving up on the manual transmission, Porsche was doubling down. And just a week after Toyota put the FJ Cruiser to pasture for good, Suzuki unveiled the Xbee.

Ostensibly based on the Hustler minivan, the Xbee (pronounced “cross-bee”) takes the form of a retro sport-ute – albeit one that doesn’t look like it’d be quite as capable as the discontinued Toyota (and much smaller to boot). But such are the times we live in when off-road stalwarts like the Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder have switched from body-on-ladder-frame construction to car-based unibodies.

Capabilities and size aside, the Xbee that first appeared as a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show a few months ago is now going into production – albeit just for the Japanese market (for the time being at least).

Described as combining the “spacious cabin of a wagon and the fun of an SUV,” the Xbee is being launched in Japan exclusively with a hybrid powertrain, based around a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and available with either two- or four-wheel drive.

Two trim levels are available with either drivetrains, prices ranging from ¥1,765,800 (~$16k) for the base, front-drive Xbee MX to ¥2,145,960 ($19k) for an all-wheel drive MZ. Suzuki’s also packed a whole raft of active safety systems in there, and figures it can sell about 2,000 of them every month in its home market.

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Suzuki’s New Spacia Packs A Lot Into A Little 17
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Hybrids, japan, Kei Cars, Suzuki on 12 17th, 2017


Suzuki may be gone from the North American new-car market, but it’s still a big player in Japan – where it’s now rolled out new versions of its Spacia hatch/van/wagon-thing.

Looking like an even smaller version of the Scion xB or Nissan Cube, the new Spacia is a tall box on small wheels with a tiny footprint in the true style of Japan’s little Kei cars. But Suzuki has managed to cram a lot in there.

For starters, it’s touted as the first car in its class with safety features like active emergency braking, around-view monitor, and head-up display. The manufacturer also boasts of a “wide interior space” despite its compact dimensions, with a minivan-style sliding rear door to ease ingress and egress in even the tightest of spots.

It also packs a hybrid powertrain: a 660-cc inline six, available either naturally aspirated or turbocharged form, and with two- or all-wheel drive. Either way, it can run on electric power alone for short distances.

Buyers can also choose between the retro Spacia and the more aggressive-looking Spacia Custom, which we gather are targeted at different demographics. Suzuki anticipates selling 12,000 of these each month, with prices ranging from ¥1,333,800-1,908,360 – or about $12-17k, depending on specification.

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Suzuki Celerio, Hyundai i10 Or VW Up!: Which City Car Would You Go For? 12
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hyundai, Hyundai i10, Hyundai Videos, reviews, Suzuki, Suzuki Celerio, Suzuki Videos, video, VW Up, VW Videos on 12 12th, 2017


City cars often offer exactly what you pay for in terms of design, comfort, interior space and engines, but where do three of the most popular models stand?

To answer this question, CarWow took the Suzuki Celerio, Hyundai i10, and Volkswagen Up! out for a test, the results of which may come as a surprise to some of you.

Okay, it may not be the most exciting video, but it’s definitely worth a look, considering their affordability. The Celerio starts at £7,500 ($10,037) in the United Kingdom, followed by the i10 at under £9,000 ($12,045) and Up!, at over £9,000 ($12,045), so the first one definitely wins the budget segment.

However, the Suzuki is not the most exciting car of the three, with a dull exterior design and a very cheap interior. Still, it beats the other two with good legroom at the back.

The i10, on the other hand, has best in-car storage, but it pales next to the Up!, whose interior is nice and airy, and comes with a system that turns the user’s phone into an infotainment system. Boot space is nearly the same in all three cars, with extra points going to Volkswagen, again, for the adjustable floor.

Overtaking another vehicle on the motorway will take quite some time in all three cars, but Volkswagen’s Up! does come with a turbocharged engine on request, though, having a turbo will significantly affect your fuel economy, so you’d better give that a second thought.

It appears that the German city car is the best here, but is it enough to make you want one, or would you rather make a fashion statement with the Fiat 500? Don’t forget that the larger and more practical Dacia Sandero falls into the same price range too.

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Suzuki E-Survivor Concept Looks Like A Jeep-Inspired Mars Rover 25
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Electric Vehicles, Suzuki, Suzuki Concepts, Tokyo Motor Show on 10 25th, 2017


In between developing of an entirely new Jimny and upgrading some models, Suzuki took their time to create a fresh study called e-Survivor.
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Can Suzuki’s Celerio Challenge The VW Up And Hyundai i10? 22
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in reviews, Suzuki, Suzuki Celerio, Suzuki Videos, video on 10 22nd, 2017


The Suzuki Celerio is currently one of the cheapest cars in Britain, priced from just £7,500 ($9,890), but is it any better compared to some of its more expensive rivals?
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Can Suzuki’s Celerio Challenge The VW Up And Hyundai i10? 22
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in reviews, Suzuki, Suzuki Celerio, Suzuki Videos, video on 10 22nd, 2017


The Suzuki Celerio is currently one of the cheapest cars in Britain, priced from just £7,500 ($9,890), but is it any better compared to some of its more expensive rivals?
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Is It Halloween Already? Pixar’s Cars Inspire Smiley-Faced Suzuki Mods 16
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in japan, Movie Cars, Reports, Suzuki on 10 16th, 2017


Japanese car enthusiasts have always done things a little different. Case in point, these bumpers inspired by Pixar’s Cars.
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Police Were Chasing A Wild Leopard Inside Maruti Suzuki Plant For Nearly Two Days 9
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in India, Offbeat News, Reports, Suzuki, Suzuki Videos, video on 10 9th, 2017


While here in the West car plants usually shut down their operations for a few days due to parts shortage or union talks, in India a factory was closed after a wild leopard was spotted on CCTV.
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Suzuki Has Big Sales Plans For The New Jimny 6
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, SUV, Suzuki, Suzuki Jimny on 10 6th, 2017


As we inch closer and closer to the premiere of the new Suzuki Jimny in Tokyo, we’re beginning to learn more about the model and the brand’s big ambitions for it.
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Here’s A Better Look At The New Suzuki Jimny 2
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Renderings, Reports, Suzuki, Suzuki Jimny, Tokyo Motor Show on 10 2nd, 2017


Five weeks after images of the new Suzuki Jimny leaked online thanks to an internal company presentation, Indian Autos Blog has taken those pictures, sharpened them up and given them some color to provide us with an accurate look at the four-gen model.
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Suzuki Xbee Is Kind Of Like A Mini FJ Cruiser 24
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in concepts, Suzuki, Suzuki Concepts, Suzuki Hustler, Tokyo Motor Show on 09 24th, 2017


Suzuki has a raft of concepts lined up for the Tokyo Motor Show next month, including the Xbee you see here.
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Suzuki e-Survivor Concept Previews The Electric Off-Roader Of The Future 24
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in concepts, Suzuki, Suzuki Concepts, Tokyo Motor Show on 09 24th, 2017


If you told us this was Jeep's vision for a the pocket-sized off-roader of the future, we might almost believe you. But it's not. It's a Suzuki.
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New Suzuki Swift Sport Packs 1.4 Turbo, Weighs Less Than A Tonne 12
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, new cars, Suzuki, Suzuki Swift on 09 12th, 2017


The third generation Suzuki Swift Sport made its global premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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