The Suzuki iV-4 has been revealed at the Frankfurt motor show.

This new small SUV is Suzuki's answer to the Nissan Juke and forms part of Suzuki's plans to expand its model lineup. Heavily scuplted lines lend a modern appearance, and the Suzuki iV-4 retains the clam-shell bonnet and five-bar front grille that have become a hallmark of Suzuki's SUVs.

Other design features include thin side mirrors, roof-top spotlights, large daytime running lights and extra lighting around the front grille.

The car will be built in the firm's Hungarian plant and will launch in Europe in 2015 virtually unchanged as part of plans to introduce five new models to the Suzuki lineup. The company will also launch a new city car to replace both the Alto and the Splash, a more spacious supermini and a production-version of the G70 concept.

The fifth model in the lineup is the SX4 S-Cross. The Nissan-Qashqai rival will cost from £14,999 when it goes on sale in October.

An insider said the baby SUV sector is the fastest growing in Europe, and a high level of personalisation options, including a range of roof and dash colours, will be available. Bosses hope the production iV-4 will attract a wider section of buyers. The new car is based on an all-new platform, which is expected to underpin a number of future models.

Thanks to: Autocar