Suzuki e-Survivor Concept Future SUV
By: Fedora Atjeh | September 26, 2017
So adorable is Suzuki imagining Jimmy and Vitara of the future, and so it will present in the 45th edition of the Tokyo Motor Show, to be held in the Japanese capital from 27 October. The small e-Survivor concept is 100% electric, and features a lightweight chassis that, together with the distance to the ground, makes it a perfect 'toy' to ride the dunes.
The two-seater, despite being a prototype that advances the design of Suzuki for the next 100 years, retains the steering wheel and controls. Something that, after seeing what the Frankurt Hall has left us visions for the future, is grateful.
Sharing the DNA of Jimmy (which can be seen on the front of the car) and the Vitara, this prototype has four electric motors, located one on each wheel. According to the Japanese company, the ultra-light material from which the e-Survivor chassis is manufactured allows it to improve its off-road capabilities and achieve greater autonomy. The compact exterior design makes us think that it is designed for off-road hostile terrain, especially because of the almost non-existent overhangs, the huge wheel arches and the great distance to the ground.
This 4x4 is expected to be a two-seater, with transparent electric sheets instead of conventional doors and a five-slot illuminated grid as well as illuminated (and color-changing) wheels, giving you that futuristic air with which Suzuki wants to celebrate its centenary in 2020.
The interior is even more interesting, since it keeps the steering wheel, the gear lever and the pedals, which makes us think that Suzuki does not trust for the moment in a future of cars without a steering wheel. In the habitat reigns a huge screen; the center console is dominated by another screen in the form of a sphere and offers information in 3D, and in the steering wheel we can see another one. The seats also feature interactive surfaces, and air conditioning and heating ducts and loudspeakers have been fitted inside. After this appetizer, we do not ask if, from taking the model to production, there will be something of this flirtatious concept.