Japanese Automaker company Suzuki presents his new car Suzuki Authentics in Shanghai Auto show.The Suzuki Authentics Concept makes its world debut at Auto Shanghai 2013, and it is a preview of an upcoming C-segment sedan, targeted squarely at the category of cars that’s one of the most lucrative in China.
It will have to go head to head against the likes of the Ford Escort, Citroen C4L, and Volkswagen Lavida when it comes out by the end of 2014. Suzuki has showcased the Authentics Concept, which is a 4-door sedan aimed at the most popular segment in China, the C-segment. This segment is occupied by the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and the Volkswagen Jetta.
The production version of the Suzuki Authentics is not far away and will hit Chinese showrooms by the end of the year.Looking at the Suzuki Authentics, one would notice it to have quite a few design elements from the failed Kizashi. We won’t comment much on the styling bits just yet as Suzuki is popular in removing almost everything from the concept model, when it goes into full fledged production. This Kizashi replacement might not find its way into India, as nobody wants to buy a Maruti Suzuki car priced above Rs. 10 lakhs.If launched with a diesel heart in India, the Authentics might manage to sell a bit.
Suzuki says the combination of a low roof height and long wheelbase creates “authentic” sedan proportions, listing sharp character lines and an inflected body shape with curved surfaces as defining styling elements.
“To create a sedan that symbolises Suzuki, the key factor was sportiness,” said designer Hisanori Matsushima. “What we need in a sedan is unparalleled quality and the ultimate elegance.”
We don’t have any more details about the Authentics concept at the moment, but considering the fact that Suzuki has officially exited the US market, at least we don’t have to worry about this thing showing up on our shores anytime soon.