Production-spec Suzuki iM-4 - IAB Rendering

31/08/2015 - 10:22 | ,  ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

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.

Suzuki iM-4 front three quarter IAB Rendering
IAB's rendering of the production-spec Suzuki iM-4, based on the leaked patent images.

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.

Suzuki iM-4 shown at Auto Shanghai 2015
The Suzuki iM-4 is based on a next generation platform that claims to have better rigidity and lighter weight.

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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.

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