The Suzuki iM-4 is a small SUV, following in the footsteps of the likes of the LJ and the Jimny
3 March 2015

The Suzuki iM-4 has been revealed at the Geneva motor show.

The model is officially a concept car, but it is expected to make it into production in 2016. It is based on a new platform that aims to cut weight, increase rigidity and improve handling.

The iM-4 comes with a 4WD system, a high ground clearance and 18in alloy wheels. It is powered by a mild hybrid engine, which Suzuki is calling the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) and features a 1.2-litre petrol engine, lithium-ion batteries and a start-stop system.

At 3693mm long, it is 18mm longer than Jimny, but 482mm shorter than the Vitara.

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3 March 2015
in a posh suit then?

Where has all Japanese design went to?

3 March 2015
Judging from the external pictures only I'd say that's the most similar recent Suzuki. With the lack of a rear quarter window and styling that suggests a saloon is a possibility (window line meets kink in rear end) I can't really see it being a direct Jimny replacement.

The Ignis 4x4 had almost as much ground clearance as a Jimny (17cm vs. 19cm) but was a 4 door car much the same size as this one.

4 March 2015

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