On the Japanese market comes a new key car Suzuki XBee. The model is available with front or all wheel drive.
The first XBee show took place in October this year at the Tokyo Motor Show. The model is built on the basis of the Hustler keyframe, in Suzuki the novelty is positioned as a subcompact crossover. The length of XBee is 3,760 mm, which is 365 mm larger than that of Hustler. The width of the novelty is 1,670 mm (+195 mm), the height is 1,705 mm (+40 mm), the wheelbase is 2 435 mm (+10 mm) in size. Ground clearance Suzuki XBee – 180 mm.
The new cross is equipped with a liter turbo engine capacity of 99 hp and the mild hybrid system is the so-called “soft hybrid”, that is, a start-stop system with recuperation. Transmission – six-speed automatic transmission, drive – front or full.
For Suzuki XBee provides a variety of personalization options: you can order a two-tone color, a variety of decorative covers and inserts. In the cabin there are several niches and boxes for small things. The front passenger and rear seats are folded.
In the list of available equipment, a multimedia complex with a touchscreen, a circular video review system, LED optics, 16-inch disks, also numerous security systems appear.
Price Suzuki XBee starts from the mark of 1 765 800 yen. The company plans to sell 2,000 such cars per month. Outside the home market, the cross is unlikely to appear.
Meanwhile, Suzuki is preparing to introduce a global novelty – in 2018 should debut Jimny next-generation SUV.