Spied – Suzuki’s mini SUV spotted in Germany

Posted on: Jun 23, 2014 - 4:49pm IST

[Note that this SUV may not come to India as it is the production version of the Europe-centered Suzuki iv-4 and not the XA Alpha.]

Paul Daryaei, a reader of Car Advice, spotted the production version of the Suzuki iv-4 undergoing tests near Munich in Germany. The iv-4 Concept made its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September last year, and is announced to go into production next year.

Suzuki iv-4 production version spied rear quarter
The Suzuki iv-4 concept had its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year.

The iV-4, or the ‘Individuality Vehicle 4×4’ is a light-weight crossover with one of the lowest CO2 emissions in its class, according to the Japanese company. It measures 4.21 meters in length, 1.85 meters in width and 1.66 meters in height.

The iv-4 will launch in Europe next year, and will roll out from Suzuki’s Magyar plant in Hungary. The crossover will get Suzuki’s second generation all-wheel drive system called ‘ALLGRIP’, and power could be sourced from 1.6-liter petrol and diesel engines. The iv-4 will be positioned above the SX4 S-Cross, which is confirmed to launch in India early next year.

Suzuki iv-4 production version spied
The iv-4 will enter production next year in Hungary.

Apart from the S-Cross, India is slated to get the XA-Alpha, a sub-4 meter SUV, which was unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo in the concept car guise. The launch of the XA-Alpha is unlikely to take place for another year.

Suzuki iv-4 – Spy Image Gallery

Suzuki iv-4 – Image Gallery

[Spy images from Car Advice]

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4 thoughts on “Spied – Suzuki’s mini SUV spotted in Germany

  1. Dhananjayan says:

    Clearly not as Butch and aggressive as the concept!
    Looks low and bluff rather than aggressive and Butch.

  2. Dr. Nayak says:

    Suzuki considers India as a third world country and their worthless technology is superior to other indian manufacturers, even though they do not have anything new to offer. Based on this belief why would they bring anything new or not-outdated products to India?

    1. Ramish says:

      Well, I would differ on these point.
      Firstly, India is probably the most important market for Suzuki as is evident from its sales volume in India.
      Secondly, Cars like Swift were launched well in time of its global launch. So, its certainly not the case of ‘Third world Country’ (At least not for Suzuki. Toyota surely…)
      Lastly,Suzuki may have limited advancements in technology development but it is certainly not the end of the road. In fact the problem with Suzuki in India is brand perception. Suzuki is considered a value for money low cost car manufacturer (Thanks to M800). Now, they are finding it difficult to break free from this perception and move into 10L plus bracket. Which sadly is not happening anytime soon and perhaps require some competitive pricing tips from Honda 😉

      1. Dr. Nayak says:

        If that is the case, they would have sold in India the latest product with the best available technology that they sell in Japan. All the the products that they sell are substandard and unsafe, and this is evident from the fact that they can’t export the products made in their Indian facility to developed countries and have to depend on their facility in Thailand. Can you explain this?

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