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Suzuki X-Lander concept unveiled at Tokyo

20th Nov 2013 10:41 pm

Futuristic open-topped Suzuki 4x4 mooted for production, but likely to receive substantial revisions

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This extreme Suzuki X-Lander concept is destined for production, albeit in modified form, according to sources at the Tokyo motor show.
 
The X-Lander sits on the current Suzuki Jimny platform, but is powered by a hybrid powertrain that combines a 1242cc petrol engine with an electric motor of unspecified output.
 
As well as increasing efficiency, the electric motor is said apportion torque to all four wheels to boost the X-Lander's low-speed off-road capability.
 
What's not clear is if the X-Lander is designed to show how the next generation Suzuki Jimny will look, or whether it previews an all-new model.
 
What is evident is that the open-top design and stripped-out futuristic interior are unlikely to make it to production without significant changes.
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