Suzuki embraces the chick car, introduces the female-friendly Lapin Chocolat

Automakers tend to shy away from chick cars, but Suzuki is bucking the trend by launching the new Lapin Chocolat  in Japan.

Designed to combine "adorable style" with functional features, the Chocolat has a "very cute" exterior with HID headlights, silver accents and 14-inch alloy wheels. The model also has a bright color palette, LED taillights and ultraviolet (UV) / infrared (IR) reducing front windows.

The stylish design carries over to the cabin as there's two-tone seats, white accents and red trim around the dashboard. The car is also equipped with a multi-information display that shows an animated rabbit that stops running when you idle.

Power is provided by a 660cc three-cylinder engine that develops 54 HP (40 kW) and 63 Nm (46 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a continuously variable transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.

The Lapin Chocolat is currently on sale and pricing starts at ¥1,291,500.

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