Suzuki has all but confirmed that it is to enter the highest echelons of rallying with this concept World Rally Car, to be officially launched at Geneva.
Based on the SX4 – which will also be present at the Swiss show next month – the concept makes full use of the WRC regulations to expand the SX4’s width and add a huge tail spoiler. The engine will be a turbocharged four-cylinder unit – although Suzuki has yet to confirm any details or any intended participation, let alone from where in its model line-up it might choose the powerplant.
The SX4 WRC – and the widely-anticipated announcement that Suzuki will enter the full World Rally Championship from next year – could be a boost for British rallying hopeful Guy Wilks. He has contested the world Junior series with the Japanese firm and as such, he will have high hopes of being a part of its future plans.