Tech2 news teamApril 30, 2021 10:52:32 AM IS
The wraps are from the Suzuki Misano EV roadster concept, commissioned by Suzuki from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Turin, Italy. For decades, Suzuki has been making compact cars, as well as a wide range of motorcycles, and to signify the ‘two souls’ of the company, Suzuki wanted a concept that represented the best of both worlds. A team of 24 master’s students, from countries such as India, Italy, Turkey, France, Lebanon, Israel, Spain, Albania and Belgium, at the IED Turin set out to work on this concept in 2020, which is named after the motorcycle. Misano World Circuit. track.
At 4,000mm long, 1,750mm wide and just 1,000mm high, the Suzuki Misano is a small, wide and low roadster with two seats, but not in the traditional side-by-side design. To recreate the motorcycling experience, the Suzuki Misano has a tandem seating layout, with the cabin shifted to the left, and there is even a small windshield to add to the two-wheeled effect. In fact, Suzuki stepped up and swapped the steering wheel for a motorcycle handlebar-style yoke.
As a result, there is only one roll ring on the left side, and the battery pack and a trunk are what you will find on the right side of the Misano. However, no details about the battery pack or any other technical details have been shared.
In terms of style, the Suzuki Misano sports clean lines and a smooth surface, with arrow-shaped LED lights that add some aggression to the face. A glass panel was incorporated into the driver’s side door (there is no door on the right side), rose gold accents offset the concept’s gray paint scheme, OZ Racing wheels, shod with Pirelli tires, add volume to The wheel arches and accents at the rear are slim LED taillights and a full-size diffuser.
It is not known whether Suzuki envisions the Misano concept as a precursor to a future production sports car. Suzuki has collaborated with IED in the past, and while the Misano has plenty of show car elements, such as the handlebars rather than a steering wheel, it’s not too far from a road-ready sports car either. Suzuki hopes to give the electric vehicle world a big boost, and an all-electric sports car could reassert its image as a maker of compact but fun cars.