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2007 Suzuki X-HEAD Concept

2007 Suzuki X-HEAD Concept

2007 Suzuki X-HEAD Concept

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Initially we were skeptical about the truckiest of its concept cars due at Makuhari Messe — the X-HEAD, a Tonka-like take on the mini-pickup. However, a stroll around it and a look at Suzuki’s commercial flatbed trucks of approximately the same size that run on Tokyo’s streets has us reconsidering that maybe it isn’t so far out after all.


The X-HEAD, according to Suzuki's, is a "cross-utility vehicle that offers unprecedented possibilities." Leaning on the brand's off-roading heritage (think Grand Vitara, not motorcycles) and its city-truck offerings in the home market, the X-HEAD blends a truck cabin with a string of attachment units that transform it for other uses.


The interchangeable beds include a Camper unit for two-person sleeping, presumably not on the side of Japan's crowded expressways; the Rescue, a sort of mini-ambulance; and the Fashion, which could be a supermodel hideaway or simply a place for wannabes to hang out and smoke in front of Tokyo bars.


The X-Head is a really a toolbox for your toolbox. A joint marketing venture could be formed with Sears and the vehicle loaded with Craftsman tools. On the other hand, when such things sound reasonable to us, maybe we’ve been at the Tokyo Motor Show too long. — Ken Zino

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