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Suzuki - Concept X2

Original name: スズキ コンセプト- X2

 


American Suzuki Unveils Compact SUV Concept at 2005 New York International Auto Show

NEW YORK, (March 24, 2005) - Building on its considerable SUV heritage and borrowing from its recreational lifestyle roots, American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) today revealed at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) its compact SUV concept - Suzuki Concept-X2 - a customer-focused SUV for adventure-seekers unwilling to sacrifice capability, power, performance, safety or style in a right-sized sport-utility package.

The Concept-X2 was unveiled today at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center as the second embodiment of the automaker's new customer-focused "Way of Life" philosophy - a new brand vision for Suzuki that was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit with the Concept-X.

"We're especially excited to reveal Concept-X2 to New York show-goers because it signifies the next great SUV from Suzuki - and the perfect incarnation of our new 'Way of Life' product-development process," said Koichi Suzuki, president of ASMC Automotive Operations.

"Our twenty years of experience in the U.S. SUV market has taught us that SUV enthusiasts don't want to have to sacrifice their own quest for adventure and unique way of life simply because they drive a compact SUV," added Mr. Suzuki. "The Concept-X2 blends refinement, comfort, utility and all-road performance in a right-sized sport-utility design American drivers increasingly want."

The Majestic Graphite Concept-X2 revealed today displays distinctive design, interior sophistication and leading Suzuki SUV engineering. Combining a V6 engine, four-mode, full-time, 4x4 transfer case and built-in ladder-frame construction with class-leading interior features such as an AM/FM/XM CD stereo with seven speakers including a subwoofer, the Concept-X2 was designed to be as comfortable off-road as it is on.

"Way of Life" Philosophy

As a new brand message and corporate philosophy, "Way of Life" has become the consumer-focused blueprint for how Suzuki will develop its cars and SUVs in the future. New Suzuki vehicles like the Concept-X2 and new generations of existing models will be created by considering the specific needs and desires of people Suzuki is calling "life enthusiasts" - those spirited, adventure-seeking drivers who live life to the fullest instead of watching it from a distance.

"Before our designers ever consider specific product design or performance attributes, they are challenged to completely immerse themselves in the lives of the people who will eventually experience our vehicles," explained Mr. Suzuki. "Instead of contrived solutions, the results are cars and SUVs that outperform their owners' expectations, and add real enjoyment and excitement to their lives."

Suzuki's "Way of Life" philosophy allows it to borrow from its rich recreational lifestyle heritage created from years of developing world-class motorcycle, ATV and marine products - and from its two decades in the U.S. compact SUV market.

Genuine SUV Toughness

The Concept-X2 is equipped with a V6 DOHC engine with a five-speed automatic transmission expected to deliver 185 horsepower. The result is a rugged, go-anywhere vehicle enabling its drivers to pursue their own adventurous way of life.

Built for authentic off-road capability, the Concept-X2 offers unibody, built-in ladder-frame construction, four-mode, full-time, 4x4 transfer case with locking center differential and four-wheel independent suspension. Four separate 4x4 traction modes - high-range, high-range lock, low-range lock and neutral - enable the vehicle to match its off-road capability to any terrain.

Style and Comfort

Evidence of the artful blending of urban sophistication with sporty ruggedness can be found in the Concept-X2's interior and exterior design. The compact SUV has a wide, low stance for a lower center of gravity. Inspired by an athlete at the peak of training, Suzuki designers envisioned bold exterior lines emanating from the vehicle's flared front- and rear-wheel arches, muscular fenders and 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels to create a powerful-but-graceful first impression.

The same attention to sporty design and utility can be seen in the Concept-X2's life-enhancing interior features, which include a keyless start system, AM/FM/XM CD stereo with seven speakers, HomeLink?? wireless remote control system and automatic climate control. Distinctive black leather seating with silver beading and heated front seats demonstrate how closely the interior matches the exterior in its blend of spirited design and comfortable utility.

Safety

Suzuki has engineered a range of active and passive safety systems into the Concept-X2 to provide occupant protection. Suzuki's Electronic Stability Program (ESP) supplements the stability provided by the vehicle's low center of gravity with its four major functions: anti-lock braking system (ABS); electronic brake-force distribution (EBD); traction control (TCS); and stability control.

Other key features include dual front and side airbags, front and rear curtain airbags, a head-impact protection structure, and an energy-absorbing front structure for enhanced injury mitigation.

Sales and Product Growth

Even as Suzuki undertakes the most aggressive product expansion in its history, it continues its record sales growth. The latest R.L. Polk data ranked the automaker first in increased sales in 2004 - with sales up 47 percent over 2003. Sales during the first two months of 2005 were up 17 percent, with February 2005 marking 13 consecutive months of rising sales over the previous year.

In the last two years, Suzuki has launched four new production models as part of its aggressive growth plan: the premium compact Forenza sedan, stylish midsize Verona sedan, five-door Reno and versatile Forenza Wagon. With six cars and two SUVs, ASMC's 2005 model line offers buyers class-leading features and amenities at a value. Suzuki is committed to applying its "Way of Life" philosophy in all of its future products to support its aggressive growth objectives in the U.S. market.

 

DESCRIPTION / INSPIRATION

 

 

The Suzuki Concept-X2 SUV is a rugged, go-anywhere compact SUV designed for adventure-seekers
wanting to blend a full-time, four-mode 4x4 system with uncompromised levels of capability, power,
performance, safety and style in a right-sized, sport-utility package.

 

 

GENERAL

Vehicle Type

Concept vehicle

Powertrain Layout

Front engine, longitudinal mount

Body Structure

Unibody with built-in ladder frame

Seating Capacity

Five

 

 

WHEELS

Wheel Type

18-inch, five-spoke aluminum alloy

Tire Size

P225/55R18

 

 

ENGINE

Type

High Output V6 DOHC

Block Material

Aluminum

 

 

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission Type

Five-speed, automatic

Drive System

Four-mode, full-time, 4x4 transfer case with locking center
differential and four-wheel independent suspension

Four-mode transfer case

High-range, High-range lock, Low-range lock and Neutral

 

 

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS / COLOR

Overall Length

176 inches

Overall Width

74.4 inches

Overall Height

66.7 inches

Wheelbase

103.9 inches

Tread

63.8 inches (front)

64.6 inches (rear)

Color

Majestic Graphite

 

 

UNIQUE FEATURES

Exterior

Wide tread for lower center of gravity

Keyless start system (engine ignition, door locking/unlocking system)

Mirror-mount turn signal lamps

Flared front- and rear-wheel arches and muscular fenders

Large-diameter 18-inch wheels with 225/55R18 tires 

Body-integrated rear roof end spoiler with LED high-mounted stop lamp

Dual-chrome exhaust tips with bumper skid guard

 

 

Interior

Sophisticated interior featuring black leather seating with silver beading

Automatic climate control air-conditioning system

Three-spoke steering wheel with audio and cruise control switches

AM/FM/XM CD stereo with seven speakers including subwoofer 

Center-floor console with armrest and storage compartment

HomeLink wireless remote control system available

 

 

Safety

Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Traction Control System (TCS) 

Head-impact protection structure

Dual front and side airbags

Front and rear curtain airbags 

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

ISO FIX child seat anchorage

 

 

SOURCE: Suzuki

 

Shows

2005  New York

Types

SUV

Picture places

Suzuki 

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