2006 Suzuki SXBox Concept

Geeks and gamers rejoice: your car has arrived! This new Suzuki concept, called the SXBox, is one in a series of concepts by the automaker geared towards people with various active–or, in this case, inactive–lifestyles. This vehicle, based on the new SX4 compact hatchback, aims to attract those among us who can’t go more than a few hours each day without picking up a game controller.

Performance-wise, the SXBox benefits from some slight upgrades over the stock SX4, including a wheel-and-tire package, a cat-back exhaust, cross-drilled and vented rotors, a high-flow airbox, and fancy suspension and brake systems. But the cool part is what’s on the inside–two Xbox 360s, one built into the dashboard and the other in the backseat; a digital video projector that puts the game image on the underside of the clamshell hood when it’s open; and various other screens and speakers strewn about the car.

Now, we’ve seen a concept similar to this at the 2005 SEMA show in the form of a Scion xA, done up by Five Axis. This Suzuki builds on that idea, utilizing a lot of the same hardware. However, the SXBox one-ups the Five Axis Scion by incorporating force-feedback front seats that simulate the action from the game, and four wireless controllers, one of which is mounted on the steering wheel. Basically, if you’re looking to experience a photosensitive epileptic episode, get yourself to LA and head over to the Suzuki booth.

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EPA MPG:

19 City / 26 Hwy

Cargo (Std/Max):

NA / 12.5 cu. ft.

Seating:

5/5