Minivans are rarely considered being particularly cool. The result has actually been a decrease in sales as the lots of image-conscious moms and dads out there flock to crossovers rather. As an outcome, minivan idea vehicles are typically entirely bonkers, as carmakers plainly hope that presuming in the other direction will inspire buyers to reconsider the segment. It never ever really appears to work however it’s extremely amusing to watch, and the brand-new Air Triser concept from Suzuki exemplifies everything that makes wacky minivan concepts so excellent.
The idea is being revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show, as a part of the “Suzuki Next 100” style for the carmaker’s booth. Because Suzuki’s 100th anniversary is turning up in 2020, it is using this chance to display a bit of exactly what is said to make up the lineup for the beginning of the next 100 years. The principles are therefore wild and futuristic, although they are concurrently retro in their design. This is seen especially in the front fascia of the Air Triser. However unlike the Mighty Deck principle, which is plainly just an upgraded version of the Mighty Boy kei car, the Air Triser isn’t made to look like anything specific from Suzuki’s past.
Suzuki Air Triser Design
A compact minivan and more, the 3-row Suzuki Air Triser Concept lets its travelers travel in a social-focused world where seating can be quickly and quickly folded, moved or otherwise reconfigured into “lounge” or “relaxation” modes when the vehicle is parked. Passengers can opt to connect with each other or see programming from their smart devices shown on a large high-res show that extends from among the B-pillars.
Matching the Air Triser’s big dual-sliding doors are twin panoramic glass sunroof panels and wood floor/trim bits. With visual cues and a color pattern that recall Volkswagen’s similarly cool Bulli Concept, this Suzuki one-off features hybrid power that groups a 1.4-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor. Completing the drivetrain is a 5-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to all four wheels.
Suzuki Air Triser Drivetrain
Power originates from a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing a concealed quantity of horsepower. This is also connected to some sort of hybrid system and power is sent out to all 4 wheels. Suzuki hasn’t supplied a great deal of details about this, but it’s not as though the Air Triser is avoiding to car dealerships anytime soon. Still the drivetrain is a fascinating part of the story of the principle.
The microvans that clearly provided motivation for the design of the concept were kei cars, small little cars constructed to make the outright the majority of Japan’s tax and insurance guidelines. The engine displacement for this concept is well outside of exactly what is allowed for such cars, and the hybrid system and all-wheel-drive would no doubt make it too heavy too.
Suzuki Air Triser Conclusion
The Air Triser is a very Japanese sort of vehicle. Retro styling is still pretty popular in the Japanese domestic market, and this is especially true of kei cars. In 2015’s Alto Turbo RS principle, also from Suzuki, is a fine example of this, as is the Mighty Deck concept that will debut together with the Air Triser. But what makes this principle various is that it isn’t really in fact a kei car. It’s a rather larger car styled to appear like an older kei car, which is an extremely uncommon thing undoubtedly. It has all the madness that you want in a principle like this, although just once, it would truly be fantastic if a few of these really ever made it to production.