New Suzuki Van Concept Need Want Have Now

My automotive existence is a constant state of wrestling with an often-broken car with not very much space. This might be why I start drooling when I see Suzuki’s new van concept.

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Suzuki will be showing this thing at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, and they’re calling it the Air Triser.

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Three rows of seats, retro styling, and unknown dimensions or engines. But who needs details when you have a wood floor?

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If you’re wondering what makes this Suzuki concept different from ever other van concept you’ve ever seen, the answer is: absolutely nothing!

There’s the same pointlessly weird styling features (in this case some semi-symmetry in the two-tone bodywork). There’s the same pointlessly reconfigurable interior (nobody is turning their seats around into a little lounge. If we want a lounge, we will drive to one in our regular seats).

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There’s also the same super neat wood floor and the distinct air of never going into production.

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Actually, that last point isn’t exactly true. Suzuki’s last great vanlet, the Hustler, did indeed get made! You can buy them, even with a tiny little turbo three cylinder and AWD.

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So maybe the boxy but cool Air Triser will get made. I hope so. I need it.

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Photo Credits: Suzuki


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DISCUSSION

Affordable, classy-looking wood interiors need to make a comeback. Granted, I chose putting silver trim in my Miata instead of wood because of price and looks, but I would kill for some wood-grain trim returning to sub-30k$ sedans and even some sub-40k$ performance cars.