Suzuki to Preview New Compact Hatch and Mini 4x4 in Geneva: Jimny Successor?

Suzuki iK-2 Concept 3 photos
Photo: Suzuki
Suzuki iK-2 ConceptSuzuki iK-2 Concept
Usually when a Japanse automaker like Mitsubishi unveils a new concept, it means nothing at all. But the Swift makers have just announced two new creations are going to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show and we think they're both production-bound.
One is called the iK-2 and is the company's concept for a compact sized car, taking the shape of a hatchback. This Golf rival has already been seen testing on numerous occasions in Europe and sore reports suggest it's based on a car called "Ciaz" or "Alivio".

The name is probably up for change, but the car should be ready for production within a year, since it's been designed for many markets. A concept was shown at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in the form of a 4.54 meter sedan that was also 1.73m (70 inches) wide and 1.47m tall (58 inches).

Knowing Suzuki, the hatch will be among the smallest cars in its class at about 4.2 meters in length. They should also offer it with the exact same 1.6 petrol and diesel engines as the SX4 S-Cross.

The other concept promised by the Japanse company is even more interesting. It's called the iM-4 and is an a mini 4x4 developed with a concept theme of “Shape the Inspiration”. The word "iconic" is used, so we think that this could be the much-anticipated successor to the Jimny. It certainly does look like a mountain goat on wheels, with nonexistent overhangs and and plenty of 4x4 DNA.

We'll know more in Geneva next month, so stay tuned!
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
Press Release
About the author: Mihnea Radu
Mihnea Radu profile photo

Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories