Suzuki is focused on fixing that with the Concept-X2, the company’s version of a chainsaw hungry for fresh timber.
This is the second SUV rolled out within six months by a company more widely known for its adrenalin-pumping motorcycles and go-anywhere all-terrain vehicles. Following the debut of the larger Concept-X at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Concept-X2 took the stage for Suzuki’s press conference at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. Though presented in concept form, there will be a production version of the Concept-X2 arriving at Suzuki dealers by 2006 ready to compete with the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and others. Among the Concept-X2’s features that may or may not make it to production are side curtain airbags, a more powerful V6 engine, black and silver interior trim, and XM satellite radio.
Sharing the stage with the Concept-X2 was the Concept-X, Suzuki’s largest SUV that will see production as a 2007 model.
Making its debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show was the Suzuki Concept-X2. Pricing has not been announced, but look for a production version to hit the market early in 2006.