We’ve seen our fair share of concept vehicles; most of them tend to look advanced and futuristic, but few give the impression that they are tough enough to survive anything more severe than a speed bump.
Enter the Suzuki e-Survivor concept being shown at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show for the first time; it draws upon Suzuki’s experience producing the likes Jimny and Vitara to give us a glimpse a rough-and-tumble SUV of the future.
Measuring 3,460 mm long, 1,645 mm wide, and 1,655 mm tall, the e-Survivor's appearance harks back to the early-generation convertible versions of the Jimny.
Unlike most concepts that we know, the e-Survivor is built on a ladder frame chassis and has long-travel suspension to tackle severe conditions. Separate front and rear electric motors provide an electronically-controlled four-wheel drive system.
Suzuki states that the vehicle is ready to support autonomous driving, and that it is a ‘realistic vehicle of the future’ - prelude to a future Jimny successor, perhaps?