Suzuki unveiled two world-premiere concept models, the iK-2 and the iM-4, in Geneva.
New environmental technologies from Suzuki, which featured in the two models, will also be introduced. These are a new-generation platform - the BoosterJet, a new downsized direct-injection turbo petrol engine, and the SHVS mild hybrid system.
The iK-2, the smartest compact car developed by pursuit of compact hatchback ideals, is built around the theme of “harmonised force”. All elements expected in a car of this size - design, utility, comfort, manoeuvrability, driving performance, and fuel efficiency - are combined at a high level to raise compact car values to the limit.
The iM-4, the iconic mini 4x4, expands possibilities and enjoyment of a compact car. Following the theme of “shape the inspiration”, the iconic mini 4x4 integrates Suzuki’s DNA in the field of developing compact 4x4s with the latest technology, all in a distinctively designed package, and gives real inspiration to drivers.
New Vitara on the way here this month
The S-Cross was introduced in 2013, followed last year by the Celerio, and later this month, the Vitara will go on sale in Ireland.
In its latest incarnation and as unveiled last year at the Paris Motor Show, the Vitara is a new kind of SUV - personalisable to match each driver’s individual tastes to meet today’s needs, yet offering superb 4WD performance and driving confidence thanks to Suzuki’s latest ‘AllGrip’ 4WD system, plus advanced safety features.
The new model will have an annual sales target of 70,000 units. Suzuki told us at Geneva that it plans to continue introducing new models each year in Europe. The two new concept cars are more proof of its intentions in this regard.