2018 Suzuki XBee
The all-new 2018 Suzuki Xbee’s concept was shown by the Japanese automaker Suzuki last year at the Tokyo Motor Show.
They had brought to light the user-friendliness and practicality of this tiny hatchback. The size and design of the 2018 Suzuki Xbee is somewhat comparable to the one we see on the Ignis. The boxy design reminds many of the design of the WagonR. While many people are out of by the boxy design others love it due to the extra headroom that it provides. It is still not clear whether the 2018 Suzuki Xbee will get a worldwide launch or will be limited to the Japanese market.
2018 Suzuki Xbee exterior
To be truthful the car looks like a micro SUV. It is an amalgamation of the abilities of an SUV with the feasibility of a wagon. The makers have created something unique in terms of the design. The 2018 Suzuki Xbee is a hatchback in the true sense, it offers a spacious cabin and a decent storage space. You will find many small holes here and there to accommodate your stuff. The plastic cladding that has been provided on the rear, as well as the front bumper, signifies the cross styling. The headlights play a huge role in giving the Xbee the look it has. The headlights look big for the car and that’s what makes it unique.Both the headlight and the taillights have LEDs. The Xbee’s length is of about 3670mm and the width if the car is around1,670 mm. The height of the car is around 1,705. The wheelbase of this hatchback is of 2,435mm and it offers a ground clearance of 180mm. The exterior design of the car does not impress many and is not something that people usually prefer to buy.
2018 Suzuki Xbee interior
On the inside, the all-new Suzuki Xbee gets a three-spoke steering wheel which looks good. The car comes with a touchscreen infotainment system which gives the dashboard a modern look. The aircraft-style cylindrical climate control unit has been added to the car by the makers. The seats have a beehive like a pattern on the material that has been used. Also, all thanks to the box like design, the car is very spacious and the boot size is expected to be decent. The Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS) has been installed in the car and it also offers keyless entry. The steering of the car is wrapped in leather and the Xbee also has a 360-degree view camera.
2018 Suzuki Xbee Engine
The 2018 Suzuki Xbee finds its bases in the Heartect platform. The car features a K10C Boosterjet petrol engine under the hood along with a mild-hybrid system. The three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine is capable of producing a power of around 99PS and a torque of about 150Nm. The electric motor on its own is capable of producing 3.1PS of power and a torque of 50Nm. The new Xbee gets a 6-speed gearbox as standard. The customers will get the option to go for the four-wheel drive variant. The fuel economy of the car was revealed at the Japanese test cycle to be around 22km per liter for the two-wheel drive and 20.6 on per liter for the four-wheel drive variant.
2018 Suzuki Xbee price and release date
The car has already made its way into the Japanese market as it was recently released in Japan.
The Suzuki Xbee has been launched in Japan recently. There are two grades available for the 2018 model namely MX and MZ with the starting range of 17,65,800 Yen. The price seems to be a bit much considering the design of the car. It is a small car but the technology and the materials used is of top-notch quality, this justifies the price tag that the car has received. The safety features installed in this car is another reason for the increase in its pricing. The Japanese carmaker aims to sell two thousand units of this car per year.
It is still unclear whether the car will be released in the other markets or not. If you like small boxy cars that this is the one for you. Not many will be inclined towards this car due to the hefty price they have to pay for a car of this size. The design of the car is unique, although the interior is rich still the car looks like a shoe box. It will be exciting to see how the customers react to this car and whether or not it will get the kind of response that the car makers are expecting.
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