Hybrid concept Suzuki Waku in retro style debuted in TokyoOctober 23, 2019
The ultra-compact car, designed for family fun and entertainment, has a switch that allows users to customize elements of external and internal design.
Retro-styled Suzuki Waku SPO design features such as headlights and virtual side mirrors can be used in future Suzuki models. The plug-in hybrid concept with design elements that can be switched according to personal preferences was presented at the Tokyo Motor Show. Suzuki is positioning it as a personal compact A-segment PHEV designed for family use. Suzuki has not yet revealed any technical details about the power plant ..
“It is not yet decided which features will go into production, but I would like to see some friendly features, such as headlights and mirrors. It’s also a design that’s not too angular, ”said Takafumi Ogizo, the project’s designer.
The company said the model is equipped with a Waku Waku switch that can customize the car, allowing users to “switch its body shape, mask and contents displayed on the dashboard,” so that the car “can transform to satisfy everyone’s fun and excitement.” The back of the car is transformed from a “station wagon” to a “compartment”. If this is a coupe model, you can just enjoy driving, if it is a station wagon, then there is more free space behind.
The ultra-compact Waku SPO is presented at the stand of a Japanese company in conjunction with the concept of an autonomous “mobile room” called Hanare. These two machines are designed to demonstrate Suzuki’s efforts to develop the technology of the future.
Hanare, the Japanese term for a small residential extension built next to a house, is a standalone car designed for an “efficiency-oriented future”. Suzuki says that the machine will allow users to work or relax during long trips, and Hanare can be adapted for various functions and taking into account the requirements of different users.
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