Suzuki Motor Corporation has unveiled the iM-4 world-premiere concept model at the ongoing 85th Geneva Motor Show. The iM-4 is Suzuko’s vision for a new compact 4×4 that embodies that DNA while bristling with the latest technology. Its innovativeness, uniqueness and Suzuki’s DNA make it the iconic mini 4×4.
According to Suzuki, the iM-4 is a personal vehicle that is intelligent but tough, offering reliable performance rooted in the Suzuki 4×4 tradition coupled with the latest fuel-saving technology. The concept features a 4WD system, high ground clearance, and high hip point. The iM-4 is designed to be driven in snow and on unpaved roads and has a user-friendly interior and luggage area. It also features a new-generation platform and SHVS mild hybrid system, which deliver excellent fuel consumption with low CO2 emissions.
The Suzuki iM-4 features blacked-out A and B pillars, clamshell bonnet, and front fender garnishes, flared bumpers, 18-inch wheels with five-trapezoid design, and side body moulding of the side body. Underpinning the iM-4 is Suzuki’s new-generation platform which is designed to efficiently increase rigidity while reducing weight via a fundamental redesign of the underbody’s structure and also optimising overall vehicle design, including parts mounted on the underbody.
As aforementioned, it also gets the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki), Suzuki’s new mild hybrid system incorporating an ISG (integrated starter generator). This setup provides engine power assistance using the motor and achieves efficient power regeneration. The SHVS system used for the iM-4 also features lithium-ion batteries.
・ Overall length: 3,693 mm
・ Overall width: 1,709 mm
・ Overall height: 1,566 mm
・ Wheelbase: 2,438 mm
・ Tyre size: 215/45R18
・ Engine: 1.2L DUALJET engine + SHVS
・ Drive system: 4WD
・ Platform: New generation platform