Suzuki Motor Corporation has showcased at the ongoing Thailand International Motor Expo a rather interesting looking A-segment hatchback concept, the A:Wind.
The production model of this concept is slated to replace the A-Star and Alto model in the Suzuki stables. As soon as we talk about this, it becomes apparent that this is most probably the concept version of what we have known so far as ‘YL7‘ hatchback, mules of which have been testing internationally as well as in India. (Check them here)
The A:Wind, Suzuki claims will “bring a fresh wind to the A-segment as a global compact car”. And it will indeed if they do not fiddle too much with what the concept car has to offer by the way of looks.
The car looks taller, narrower and that’s good in our kind of traffic. The headlight assembly seems to be totting projector lamps, which we understand will not be a part of the standard car (at least in India). But how we wish, if the mindsets change for an instant.
The interiors also get new design theme and colour combination successfully making it look roomier and comfy. Suzuki claims to have extended the distance between the front and the rear seats allowing for good knee/leg room while still providing for a decent luggage space. However, the prod car is expected to have less bright and toned down interiors.
The production model is already under development in Thailand and is scheduled to be launched next year with a 996cc petrol engine. The car will come with a continuously variable transmission setup (CVT gearbox) driving the front wheels.
Suzuki has plans to manufacture the car in Thailand and export it to other countries. For India though, we can safely expect them to produce it in their very own Maruti factory.
A:Wind Concept Video
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