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Tokyo 2017: High-riding Suzuki e-Survivor shows electric future for SUVs

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AutoIndustriya.com / AutoIndustriya.com | October 26, 2017 09:41

Suzuki mixes the old and the new in the e-Survivor EV concept

Future SUVs and crossovers could soon run on pure electricity, and Suzuki has just revealed a concept that mixes both ruggedness and high-tech propulsion. Called the e-Survivor, the high-riding electric vehicle (EV) features a ladder frame chassis, a stylish exterior and interior, and four electric motors that power each wheel.

Built and designed to preview what could be the next big EV, the e-Survivor builds upon the success of both the Jimny and Vitara, and takes it up a notch. Starting off with its exterior design, the front fascia is reminiscent of Suzuki's 4x4s of old with its big round headlights, multi-slat grill and rugged-looking bumper.

Tokyo 2017: High-riding Suzuki e-Survivor shows electric future for SUVs

Around the back, the e-Survivor gets sleek taillights, a pair of buttresses and even the iconic 'Rhino' logo that is sitting behind the Suzuki badge. Other features present on the EV concept include electric-powered retractable running boards, a T-bar like roof and unique Bridgestone tires.

Over to its interior, the e-Survivor gets a futuristic finish that is comprised of exposed metal trim and brightly-colored trim accents. Meanwhile, tech features present in the concept include a sphere-shaped infotainment system, a steering-wheel mounted monitor, a heads-up display and another pair of monitors placed in front of the passenger seat. It also comes with several spearks and air-conditioning vents placed within the seats.

Tokyo 2017: High-riding Suzuki e-Survivor shows electric future for SUVs

Driving the e-Survivor are four electric motors that are mounted on each wheel. This gives the EV concept all-wheel drive capability. Paired with the ladder-frame chassis, tall ride height and short overhangs, the e-Survivor has all the makings of a capable 4x4. However, Suzuki did not mention as to how much power the EV concept makes.

Suzuki did not state whether they will be making a production version, but it is highly likely that the technologies found in the concept may be used on other vehicle projects.