Suzuki Launches the New XBEE in Japan
– Compact crossover wagon of a whole new genre, fused with wagon and SUV –
Suzuki Motor Corporation has today launched the new XBEE (cross-bee) in Japan, a compact crossover wagon of a whole new genre, fused with spacious cabin of a wagon and the fun of an SUV.
The new XBEE has spacious cabin and user-friendliness of a wagon, distinctive and lovable design, strong driving performance on rough roads such as on snow, and practicality of an SUV. It is a compact crossover wagon of a whole new genre that meets wide range of lifestyles from city riding to leisure activities such as outdoors and sports.
The all-new XBEE adopts the Suzuki Safety Support, Suzuki’s preventive safety technology which supports driving safely and confidently. It comes with Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS) collision-mitigating system and the Back-up Brake Support collision-mitigating system for backing-up, which is installed for the first time on Suzuki’s compact car.
It is also installed with functions that support safety driving including a 3D View that lets the driver see the vehicle’s 360-degreee surroundings in three-dimensional view. The new XBEE qualifies for Sapo Car S Wide of the Safety Support Car (Sapo Car), which is promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for its expansion.
It adopts light and rigid new-generation platform “HEARTECT”, and all variants are installed with 1.0L direct-injection turbo engine and mild hybrid system. Combines with six-speed automatic transmission, it strikes a balance between driving performance with plenty of power and excellent fuel efficiency.
The 4WD variant is installed with two new driving modes: powerful Sport mode; and Snow mode that suppresses spinning of tires in starting and accelerating on snow and icy roads. The 4WD variant also comes with standard equipment of two more driving functions: Grip Control that supports starting on muddy and slippery roads; and Hill Descent Control that maintains vehicle speed at 7km/h when descending on steep downhill.