A few days ago we brought you info and pics of a Nissan concept car that will be shown at the Tokyo Motor Show. Today we bring you Suzuki Tokyo Show highlights.
Suzuki Motor Corporation announced that its theme for the Suzuki booth this year is “WAKU WAKU Switch for Everyone. We quote the press release: Excitement for you, excitement for everyone”. In a lead up to its 100th anniversary in 2020 Suzuki will introduce initiatives in the development of products and technologies for opening up a big future for the next 100 years. Two models are highlighted in this regard. The Waku Spo and Hanare are a sneak peek at Suzuki Tokyo Show highlights.
The small sedan is said to be a personal compact PHEV that everyone can share fun and excitement, anywhere, anytime. Suzuki says with this one car, the family can share fun and excitement across generations, for daily use as well as for pleasure. Within a compact, a WAKU WAKU switch is installed to change its body shape, front mask, and content shown on the dashboard. It proposes a sharable future “small car” that can transform to meet each and everyone’s fun and excitement.
This square-shaped vehicle is said to an autonomous driving mobile room where everyone can use transportation time and comfortable space effectively. Even in the face of an automated and efficiency-centric future based on advanced robotics and AI (artificial intelligence), Hanare prioritises human values of “personal connection” and “personal preferences”.
It is an autonomous driving car that proposes new delight in owning a car. By traveling in a comfortable interior space much like a detached cottage (“hanare” in Japanese), it proposes the fun and excitement of a car besides driving. In a future with further diversification of lifestyles, it will meet various usages and scenes by switching to each and everyone’s excitement.
We can’t wait to see what production models Suzuki has in store under its WAKU WAKU Switch for Everyone ethos.