Suzuki Tunes Up Tiny Concepts For Tokyo Auto Salon

Posted on Dec 29 2015 - 6:03am by Mary Mohler

When counting Japanese automakers, don’t forget Suzuki, which has a trio of new show cars lined up for the Tokyo Auto Salon in a couple of weeks. First up is the Water Activity concept. It’s based on the Ignis and done up in a matte-finish army green with orange accents, a canoe strapped to the roof, metallic underbody trim, and bigger wheels. It’s not unlike the Ignis Trail concept that Suzuki revealed at the mainTokyo Motor Show a few months ago, but taken in more of an outdoorsy direction than a sporty one.

Suzuki tunes up tiny concepts

Joining it is the Hustler Rough Road Style, based on the oddball square wagon we first saw in concept form back in 2013 but ruggedized for the rocky trail. To that end it features a jacked-up suspension, knobby little tires, caged-in headlights, and a yellow paint job that makes it look as though it wandered through a paintball arena. It even has its name spelled out on the nose like you’d expect to see on a Hummer or Land Rover, and blacked-out trim on everything from the roof to the door handles.

Last but not least is the Alto Works GP, which takes the punchy little hot hatch we reported on just the other day in an even racier direction. It features a blue and acid green livery borrowed from Suzuki’s MotoGP bike, complemented by a custom carbon-fiber hood. It’ll be displayed at the Japanese tuner expo alongside its two-wheeled counterpart, not to mention a smattering of other vehicles from the company’s lineup when the show opens on January 15.