Originally shown in 2011 at the Tokyo Auto Show as the Suzuki REGINA, the G70 has been rebadged as it draws nearer to production.
Weighing only 1609 pounds, the Suzuki G70 is extremely lightweight. It is, in large part, this miniscule weight that allows it to be so fuel-efficient and produce so little carbon emissions. It produces so few emissions; in fact, Suzuki says the G70 is on par with eco-friendly hybrids.
At this year's Geneva Auto Show, there's little at the Suzuki booth that we'd be able to recognize in the States. The European lineup includes, of course, the evergreen SX4 and newish Kizashi. But Suzuki in Europe continues to offer a product lineup representing a bridge between what Japan, Inc. does extremely well and what Europeans enjoy owning and driving. Enter the Suzuki Swift S-Concept.
While other automakers pump millions of dollars worth of research and development into producing their own multi-media, satellite navigation and entertainment systems, Suzuki has decided to go another route.
Teaming up with Garmin - the global leader in satellite navigation systems - Suzuki will offer factory-installed Garmin entertainment and navigation systems on its 2013 SX4, Kizashi and Grand Vitara models as an upgradable extra.
It probably won't arrive in US showrooms anytime soon, but the Suzuki's modern take on the timeless "hot hatch," the new Swift Sport, is enough to excite any driving enthusiast. Revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the Swift Sport is a performance-oriented version of Suzuki's popular compact Swift hatchback, currently on sale throughout Europe and Asia.
Suzuki rolled out its vision of the next-generation global compact car at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. Finished in bright green and offered with a series of advanced features, the tiny Regina hatchback may be relegated to "concept" status for now - but its weight-saving design, aerodynamic styling and futuristic interior could see production soon as automakers strive to boost fuel economy and adopt new technology.