Suzuki Motor Corporation is to exhibit an exciting concept for a 4-seat cabriolet version of its next 'A' sector model, which will be produced at its plant in Hungary from late 2004, at Frankfurt Motor Show next month [September 9].
Named Concept S2, the cabriolet is a companion study model to Concept S, the 3-door hatchback which was first shown at the 2002 Paris Motor Shaw and widely acclaimed at that time. It is designed to appeal to the female customers that Suzuki will target with this new 'A' sector model range.
Unlike competitor models with a retractable power roof - which are which are unable to accommodate passengers in the rear - Concept S2 utilises Suzuki's unique and versatile stowaway hardtop roof, first seen on the Suzuki Cappuccino, to create satisfactory interior space for the driver and three passengers.
Overall length of Concept S2 is 12 ft 1 ins [3,695mm]; overall width is 5 ft 8 ins [i ,730mm]; overall height [with the roof in place] is 4 ft 10 ins [1,490mm]; and its wheelbase is 7 ft 10 ins [2,390mm]. It is powered by a 1.61itre DOHC engine, has six speed gearbox and full time four wheel drive.