Suzuki Dune Concept
From Suzuki press: To explore the viability of alternative accessory packages for consumers, American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) has developed four vehicles to illustrate how its products play an integral part of consumers’ lifestyles. The “Suzuki Live Series” concept vehicles personify Suzuki’s recently introduced “Way of Life” brand campaign, as each vehicle has been specially designed for life enthusiasts, adventurers and thrill-seekers.
The vehicles coined “Dune” for off-road enthusiasts; “Blizzard” for snow sports enthusiasts; “Wave” for lake sports aficionados; and “Sea” for active surfers; will be on display at various auto shows and lifestyle and sporting events around the country.
The “Dune” Grand Vitara is designed for off-road enthusiasts who demand off-road capabilities. Well- equipped with 26 inches of ground clearance and a towing capacity of 3,000 lbs., the “Dune” provides enough muscle to add a huge dose of exhilaration to any weekend. The exterior features flared fenders and integrated cladding and running boards, all dressed in lightening yellow paint to match the color scheme of Suzuki ATVs. Roomy on the inside, the five-passenger “Dune” features a rear off-road gear storage and “mobile garage” work station, ideal for last-minute adjustments. The “Dune” also offers a built-in GPS and navigation system.
The “Dune” was featured at the 2005 SURFER Poll Video Awards in September and, after an appearance at SEMA in Las Vegas in early November, the Grand Vitara concept will hit the auto show circuit, with stops planned in Seattle, Indianapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, Mo., Denver and Atlanta.