At the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show Suzuki has revealed the Authentics Concept, a near-production vehicle that anticipates a compact sedanthat will compete in the C-segment, the most lucrative category in the Chinese market.
Suzuki’a approach was to focus on sportiness by designing a low stance, long wheelbase vehicle with an inflected body shape defined by curved surfaces and sharp character lines.
Designer Hisanori Matsushima commented: “To create a sedan that symbolizes Suzuki, the key factor was sportiness. What we need in a sedan is unparalleled quality and the ultimate elegance.”
The production model derived from the concept will be launched in China in 2014.