The Suzuki Crosshiker is a small proportioned mini SUV that is targeted towards adults who have a playful mind as stated by the company.
The Suzuki Crosshiker mini SUV Concept has made an appearance at the ongoing 2014 Sao Paulo International Motor Show after making its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in November last year. Targeted at individuals who have a playful mind, as stated by the company, the Crosshiker is based on the next generation lightweight platform that was used on the Regina concept from 2011. The Crosshiker is essentially a crossover with the dimensions of a hatchback and the size of an SUV.
The 3-door concept comes with muscular lines, bulbous proportions, acentuated wheel arches and large alloy wheels and twin exhausts. Powering the Suzuki Crosshiker is a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine, while power and torque outputs have not been revealed. The engine is said to offer a good balance between environmental performance and driving performance by the company. Suzuki states that the mini SUV concept weighs just 810 kgs, which is in the same ball park as the Maruti Celerio.
No details on the production model have been mentioned as yet, but the Crosshiker could be sold in a number of markets for its practicality and the global love for SUVs and crossovers currently. With Maruti planning a mini crossover for the Indian market, the Suzuki Crosshiker would be an ideal starting point for the company to take notes from, while being based on an existing hatchback platform.