For now, the Japanese carmaker has confirmed only that the Authentics is bound for the Chinese market, which boasts the greatest number of small-car sales in the world.
Details are thin on the ground, although Suzuki describes a long-wheelbase design, meeting the demands of a market that views rear leg room as a top priority.
While the Authentics is unlikely to come to Australia, we can likely expect elements of its sharp new styling to appear in new global Suzuki models.
Suzuki also showed off its new SX4 SUV in Shanghai this week, following its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
An Australian debut for the new SX4 is scheduled to occur later this year.