The Japanese based automaker Suzuki is playing on the same stage as its rivals, at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, where it recently revealed its Regina Concept, which might preview a new global small car, along with the Q-Concept.
According to the car manufacturer, the Suzuki Regina Concept is 3.500 mm long and 1.600 mm wide, being powered by… well not an electric motor or even a hybrid as you are probably used to by now, but a small 800cc turbocharged petrol engine, mated to a new CVT transmission. Suzuki says that the Regina Concept has a curb weight of just 730 kg (1.606 lbs) which plays an essential role in its impressive fuel efficiency of just 3.76 liters every 100 km (75 mpg imperial). The Suzuki Regina Concept has all the features of becoming the company’s new global compact car so a production version of the vehicle might arrive soon.
The Suzuki Q-Concept is a tandem two-seater electric vehicle, being the manufacturer’s attempt to take on the EV segment someday, which, judging by the football look of its concept, won’t happen anytime soon. The Japanese based automaker is pretty popular with its small cars like the Wagon.R, a best-seller on the local auto market, but we’re not sure that these models will catch on anytime soon in the United States or even in Europe.