Concept: Suzuki Flix
Suzuki created the Flix concept vehicle, based on the all-new 2007 XL7, as the ultimate mobile movie experience for film and entertainment enthusiasts. Once parked, the Flix’s clamshell roof can be opened, revealing a maximum-size moonroof that serves as a 40-inch movie screen. Additionally, the front roof panel opens for a high-density digital projection system to display movies. For a traditional drive-in movie experience, Flix’s projection system can be positioned to display movies on the side of a building, a billboard or almost any wall. Inside the cabin is a high-definition DVD player with integrated hard drive for maximum AV storage, a professional THX/SDS-theater quality sound system, pivoting quarter window speakers and red door/floor strip lighting to further enhance the in-vehicle movie experience. Four individual bucket seats pivot 180 degrees to view the elevated giant screen. While at the Chicago Auto Show, I got a personal introduction to the concept car with Gene Brown, Suzuki’s vice president of marketing.