Production-spec Suzuki iM-4 – IAB Rendering
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To be called as the Suzuki Ignis, reportedly.
Suzuki has confirmed that there will be a production-spec model of the Suzuki iM-4 Concept unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Although there were rumors that it would sport a different design, recent patent images have revealed that it will stick to the concept model’s design.
IAB’s rendering artist, Shoeb R Kalania, has come up with a render of the production-spec Suzuki iM-4, which replaces most of the concept-only features for conventional elements. With an overall length of 3,693 mm, the Suzuki iM-4 will be one of Suzuki’s smallest SUVs when launched in 2016.
It is based on a next generation platform that claims to have better rigidity and lighter weight. Under the hood, the iM-4 concept packs a 1.2-liter DualJet engine equipped with a mild hybrid SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology and 4WD.
According to reports, it will be called the production-spec model could be called Suzuki Ignis, thus being the successor of the sub-compact Suzuki Ignis that discontinued in 2006. As for the Indian market, Maruti is working on another sub-4m SUV that is influenced by the Suzuki XA Alpha Concept, codenamed Maruti YBA.