Minivans are seldom considered being particularly cool. The outcome has been a decline in sales as the many image-conscious parents out there flock to crossovers instead. As a result, minivan idea vehicles are typically totally bonkers, as carmakers clearly hope that going so far in the other instructions will motivate buyers to reconsider the sector. It never really appears to work but it’s hugely amusing to see, and the brand-new Air Triser concept from Suzuki exemplifies everything that makes crazy minivan principles so terrific.
The principle is being unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, as a part of the “Suzuki Next 100” style for the carmaker’s cubicle. Because Suzuki’s 100th anniversary is coming up in 2020, it is using this chance to flaunt a little bit of what is stated to make up the lineup for the outset of the next 100 years. The concepts are therefore wild and futuristic, although they are at the same time retro in their style. This is seen particularly in the front fascia of the Air Triser. But unlike the Mighty Deck idea, which is plainly simply an updated variation of the Mighty Boy kei car, the Air Triser isn’t made to appear like anything particular from Suzuki’s past.
Suzuki Air Triser Design
A compact minivan and more, the 3-row Suzuki Air Triser Concept lets its guests travel in a social-focused world where seating can be quickly and quickly folded, moved or otherwise reconfigured into “lounge” or “relaxation” modes when the vehicle is parked. Passengers can opt to interact with each other or watch programming from their smart devices revealed on a big high-res display that extends from among the B-pillars.
Matching the Air Triser’s large dual-sliding doors are twin breathtaking glass sunroof panels and wood floor/trim bits. With visual cues and a color pattern that recall Volkswagen’s equally cool Bulli Concept, this Suzuki one-off features hybrid power that teams a 1.4-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor. Completing the drivetrain is a 5-speed automated transmission that provides power to all four wheels.
Suzuki Air Triser Drivetrain
Power comes from a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing an undisclosed amount of horsepower. This is likewise linked to some sort of hybrid system and power is sent out to all 4 wheels. Suzuki hasn’t supplied a great deal of information about this, however it’s not as though the Air Triser is avoiding to car dealerships anytime soon. Still the drivetrain is an intriguing part of the story of the idea.
The microvans that clearly supplied inspiration for the design of the principle were kei cars, small little cars constructed to make the absolute the majority of Japan’s tax and insurance coverage regulations. The engine displacement for this concept is well beyond what is permitted for such cars, and the hybrid system and all-wheel-drive would no doubt make it too heavy too.
Suzuki Air Triser Conclusion
The Air Triser is a very Japanese sort of vehicle. Retro styling is still quite popular in the Japanese domestic market, and this is particularly real of kei cars. Last year’s Alto Turbo RS idea, likewise from Suzuki, is a good example of this, as is the Mighty Deck idea that will debut alongside the Air Triser. However what makes this principle different is that it isn’t really in fact a kei car. It’s a somewhat bigger car styled to look like an older kei car, and that is a really rare thing certainly. It has all of the madness that you desire in an idea like this, although just once, it would really be fantastic if a few of these really ever made it to production.