Suzuki’s new B-segment hatchback will be the first in the company's range to feature the new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol Boosterjet engine when it’s released at the end of this year. A mild hybrid version will also be offered.
The car will be based on the iK-2 concept hatchback, which was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva motor show, and will be pitched against rivals such as the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo and Kia Rio. The hatchback will be bigger than the Suzuki Swift, with a greater boot capacity and more space in the rear of the cabin. The Japanese car maker also confirmed that the same Boosterjet engine will be included in the line-up for the next-generation Swift.
The A-segment iM-4 concept car will also go into production – although not until after 2016 – as Suzuki plots to make its future cars “even lighter than they are now”. The mini-crossover, which is set to be slightly larger than the Suzuki Celerio, will be pitched against the all-wheel-drive Fiat Panda.