Suzuki Brings Basket Of Forbidden Cute To Tokyo

Posted on Oct 5 2015 - 5:18am by Marco Rubio

Suzuki looks to be celebrating its newly independent status from Volkswagen with quite a slate of debuts at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show at the end of October. While it’s often a putdown to call a car cute, the company has some models going on display that are totally adorable. Unless you wait around a couple decades to import one, they’re also never going to see the roads here.

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With its big eyes and compact, chunky looks, the Ignis might be the new definition of cute ‘ute. Clearly based on the iK-2 concept from this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the latest interpretation softens the angular lines a little bit. The Ignis Trail Concept tries to make the standard version look a little more off-road ready with black fender flares and larger wheels.

Meanwhile, the Mighty Deck concept looks like a toy car with its black roof, yellow body, and dark blue bumper. The model offers some interesting functionality with a small cargo bed in the back, complete with a tiny tailgate. The opening canvas top could make for a fun drive, too.

Suzuki is also giving the incredibly cool Air Triser concept a world premiere in Tokyo. The compact, three-row minivan sports a retro-futuristic design. On the outside, glass wraps around nearly the whole thing, except for a thick pillar where the sliding doors come together. However, the interior has a wood floor, and the seats can be reconfigured to form a couch. There’s even a screen in the B-pillar for everyone to watch together. We look forward to seeing if these models are as quirky in real life in just a few weeks.