Today, Suzuki Motor Co. announced that it will showcase four new vehicles at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. The company plans to unveil two tiny concept cars and a new version of the Swift the Swift EV.
The Regina is positioned as the company's vision of the next-generation compact car with upscale fuel efficiency and extremely low emissions level. The fuel efficiency of the car is 75.2 mpg (achieved on the JC08 test cycle), and the emissions level reaches 70 g/km. Featuring weight of around 1,609 lbs, the Regina compact is as light as a minicar. The second concept that will be presented is the Suzuki Q-Concept. Resembling the Nissans Pivo Concept, the Q-Concept is positioned in between a car and a motorcycle. Being 98.4'' long and featuring a 2-seat configuration, the concept is as maneuverable a bike and as convenient as a car. Designed for the short-distance journeys, Q-Concept car is perfect for those, whose traveling radius doesn't exceed 6 miles.
Another debut that is scheduled for the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show is the Suzuki Swift EV Hybrid. It is based on the Japan-made swift car, which was once planned for the US. The car, which follows the Swift Plug-In Hybrid concept, operates like an electric vehicle for commutes of 11.2 miles, and when the battery wears down, a gasoline-powered engine generator will kick in to recharge the battery.