Suzuki SXForce

Suzuki SXForce

It's been seen before at last year's Tokyo motor show, but in Detroit it has been confirmed that this motorbike-inspired concept car could form the basis for a high-performance SX4.

The warm hatch would be launched and promoted off the back of the firm's new World Rally Championship challenge, which begins in earnest this year.

The concept car features several motorbike-inspired items, including handlebars for a steering wheel, but if you cast them aside, it's clear the concept could easily become a road car.

The 2.0-litre turbocharged engine delivers 250bhp and is linked to a five-speed manual gearbox. Sports suspension aids handling, while sports brakes ensure rapid stopping power.