Suzuki has shown the production version of its iM-4 concept at the Tokyo motor show, set to be renamed Ignis
Darren Moss
28 October 2015

Suzuki has unveiled the production version of its iM-4 concept car at the Tokyo motor show.

The production car, which will take the Ignis name in Japan, has already been confirmed for UK sale but a timescale and badge for the car in this country have yet to be decided.

2017 Suzuki Ignis on display at Paris motor show

Suzuki says the Ignis compact crossover 'shows how a compact car can straddle the boundary between daily life and leisure'.

Although the Japanese firm hasn’t released details of the car’s powertrain, the iM-4 concept featured a 1.2-litre petrol engine as part of a mild hybrid set-up.

The conceptual version also offered four-wheel drive, and was based on a new lightweight platform which was claimed to improve handling and increase rigidity.

Suzuki has also shown an off-road-inspired version of the Ignis in Tokyo. Dubbed the Trail Concept, the car features body cladding, larger wheels and extended wheel arches, as well as roof rails.

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Two further concepts are also on display, the Mighty Deck kei car and the Air Triser MPV.

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30 September 2015
Ignis... you could argue the original car started a trend, or you could argue it was an absolute monster.


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30 September 2015

Suzuki's developing strategy of rugged/aggressive model splits is an interesting one. First we've had the S-Cross and Vitara, now we've got the Jimny and Ignis. It'll be interesting to see whether the new Ignis makes more of an impact than the S-Cross.

The nod to the old Suzuki Mighty Boy is good fun but perhaps a bit over-styled to appeal to the people currently buying pick-ups because they're macho

The Air Tristar is brilliant. That is what the Fiat 500L MPW should have looked like. Suzuki are pretty big in that sort of high sided vehicle so I'm hoping this is a serious attempt at a model that's styled to appeal to a more worldwide audience. Fingers crossed we'll see it suzuki showrooms in a few years time

1 October 2015
Not another design where it looks as if the interior designer finished his/her work and then thought "bu99er, forgot the screen". Must have learnt design at Mercedes....

 

 

 

28 October 2015
Hope they sorted the brakes this time

28 October 2015
Smehow looks like a squared off more rugged Sandero both outside and in. However, it is god to see a car company going its own way and doing something at least a little different.

28 October 2015
Are the slats in the C pillar a nod to the SC100 GX from the early 80's?

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28 October 2015
Are the slats in the C pillar a nod to the SC100 GX from the early 80's?

"Why is http://www.nanoflowcell.com not getting more media attention? It could be the future... Now!"

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