Suzuki will be introducing a range of new concepts for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show and one of them is the Xbee (or Crossbi as how you’re supposed to say it) that bears similarities with Toyota’s FJ Cruiser. From the outside, the tiny Xbee (or Suzuki’s own mini version of the FJ Cruiser) seems to have drawn its design inspiration from the Hustler minivan J Style II concept from 2015.
For this year, Suzuki’s Spacia tall minivans will be joining the Xbee on stage at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The Xbee will be arriving there in black Street Adventure trim along with Xbee’s beige colored Outdoor Adventure. There’s also one variant that’s yellow with a black colored roof.
According to the Japanese car manufacturer, the crossover is designed primarily for different people with different lifestyles. The Xbee is perfect for those who love driving close to nature or around the city. The small crossover wagon features SUV-like bumpers with plastic protectors to further enhance the adventurous image it wants to convey. With its ample space, the Xbee not only functions like an SUV but is also fun and easy to drive.
The yellow Xbee with the black roof paint is the most rugged-looking of all the three variants. The beige “Cross-bee” meanwhile is more suitable to those who love the jungle, go camping, or embark in other adventures involving the outdoors. Equipped with the Xbee’s standard features, the earth tone body paint is enhanced with wood panels along the side sections, making it one step closer to nature.
City dwellers will love the Xbee Street Adventure in black paint job simply because it is designed for fashionable people with very busy schedules. The highly sophisticated black body paint is flanked with some eye popping side trim panels (in this concept it has the yellow on each side of the body) that is perfect for day and night outings anywhere in the city. Aside from the yellow trims, the black Xbee Street Adventure also comes with white roof and white mirror casings to break the serious mood commonly associated with dark colors.
Also this October, Suzuki will be showcasing another interesting concept known as the Suzuki e-Survivor which will be featuring lightweight components and all-electric four wheel drive. While such a design will barely make it into production, it is worth noting too that the e-Survivor Concept is a cross between Suzuki’s more popular Vitara and Jimny. Who knows, we might see more of it in the future.
Sadly, there are no details about the Xbee’s interior and powertrain as those are yet to be revealed. However, seeing the compact crossover’s tiny body fame and exterior setup, the Xbee will possibly come with an edgy interior design with maybe a three- or four-cylinder engine. At any rate, we’ll likely come across more information about these concepts in the coming weeks so stay tuned.