Suzuki will unveil the iV-4 compact crossover concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, previewing a new Juke-rivalling SUV model planned for release in 2015.
Suzuki says the iV-4 gets “certain design features of the Suzuki
SUVs, such as the clam shell shaped hood and the front grille divided
into five.” A quick look at the teaser shots reveals a look that clearly
takes inspiration from the Jimny and Grand Vitara SUVs.
A second profile shot, meanwhile, shows the iV-4’s boasts a similar shape to the big-selling Range Rover Evoque featuring a rising waistline and a steeply raked rear windscreen.
The new model will rival the Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur,
and is expected to be based on a shorter version of the platform used
on the newest SX4 S-Cross. That means two and four-wheel-drive versions
will be available, along with the SX4’s 1.6-litre petrol and diesel
The Japanese manufacturer is also working on a replacement for the Splash and Alto models for summer 2014, as well as a small MPV for 2016. For more details click here.