Suzuki is welcoming 2020 with a big bang. Just before the official opening of the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Japanese automaker decided to whet the appetite of would-be show-goers with a preview of not one, not two, but three special edition models.
First-up is a special edition 4x4 called the Sierra Marine Style. Essentially a custom JDM Jimny, this tricked-out 4x4 blends rugged elements with unique add-ons. For starters, it has off-road style black alloy wheels that are wrapped in Yokohama Geolandar tires. It also gets a front steel bumper upgrade that comes with two tow hooks, steel side steps, a bespoke roof box for additional storage, and a LED light bar for better night-time visibility.
But what makes this 4x4 stand out are the two roof-mounted cases that can hold fishing rods. This allows users to carry their fishing gear without having to disassemble the rods. Topping everything off for the Sierra Marine Style is the custom blue bodywork and the old-school rhino logo from Samurais and SJs of yesteryear.
Moving on we have the Hustler Street Base concept which is aimed at younger car buyers. According to Suzuki, this customized Hustler is aimed at ‘people who enjoy street sports like BMX, skateboarding, as well as dancing in the city’. It gets a matte-finished gray-blue bodywork that is paired to similarly-colored alloy wheels. Further living up the exterior looks of the custom Hustler come courtesy of lime green highlights, black body cladding, and a unique treatment on the roof.
As for the interior of the Hustler Street Base, Suzuki said that it has an ambiance similar to that of a ‘live venue’. With it, Suzuki installed plenty of additional cabin lighting, as well as a plethora of speakers to deliver a concert-like sound and feel.
Last but not the least of Suzuki’s concepts is the wicked Swift Sport Katana Edition. Built to pay homage to their Katana motorcycle (which recently made a comeback after a 14-year hiatus), the hatchback concept gets a widebody kit, fender flares, and an eye-catching front spoiler.
It also gets a two-tone paint job, red accents throughout the body, a nice set of black alloy wheels wrapped in low-profile tires. In addition, Suzuki dropped the ride height of the Swift Sport Katana Edition for improved handling and cornering and fitted it with an upgraded exhaust system wherein the tips exit through the side skirts just in front of the rear wheels.
As it is based on the Swift Sport, the Katana Edition is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four Boosterjet that puts out 140 PS with 230 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.
The 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon is scheduled to take place at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan on January 10 - January 12.