Suzuki debuted an all-new concept for its compact segment competitor, which they call the Suzuki AUTHENTICS Concept for the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show in China. The compact segment has been a popular one in China and resultantly, Suzuki wants a piece of the action.
It’s a shame too that this is a bit untimely for us Americans simply because Suzuki has pulled out of the North American market after corporate troubles and poor sales. That’s because the new AUTHENTICS Concept looks to don a rather handsome body.
The last Suzuki sedan we ever got, the Kizashi, was by all means a rather handsome vehicle. It’s a shame it just didn’t get the attention it deserved, dialing up some rather surprising driving dynamics, proper build quality, and an overall pleasing package. Had Suzuki kept their presence here, this could’ve been another strong competitor to the preexisting automotive hodgepodge.
But, shoulda, coulda, woulda.
Check out the press release after the jump.
Suzuki announces exhibits for the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition
29 March 2013 — Suzuki’s C-segment sedan concept model AUTHENTICS will make its world debut at the 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, which will be held from 20 – 29 April, 2013.
The press day will take place on 20 April 2013 (Public days are from 21 to 29 April, 2013)
Concept model AUTHENTICS
AUTHENTICS is a concept model presented to enter the C-segment sedan class, which has the largest volume in the Chinese automobile market.
The model expresses “Sporty x Elegant” with its long wheelbase and an unconstrained form with its overall height kept low, as well as its strong character line which gives a wind-cutting image along with a rich and fine curved surface.
New motorcycle GW250S
Suzuki will make world premiere of the new GW250S, an additional spec of the on-road motorcycle GW250, which is being produced by Suzuki’s joint venture in China, Changzhou Haojue Suzuki Motorcycle Co., LTD., and distributed not only in China but also in Japan, Europe, etc. By equipping a half-fairing, it gives a sportier image while increasing wind protection such as when riding on highways.
Other models to be presented at the exhibition are:
Reference exhibit of the SX4 (exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show)
Alto, Swift, SX4, Kizashi, Jimny, Grand Vitara
Hayabusa, Boulevard M109R
For further information go to http://www.globalsuzuki.com/shanghai2013/
– By: Chris Chin