Suzuki used the Geneva motor show to unveil two new concept vehicles – the iM-4 compact SUV, and the iK-2, a small hatchback.
Although branded a concept car, the iM-4 looks like a suitable replacement for the venerable Jimny.
The iM-4 uses a new platform that has been designed with light-weight and modularity as its focus, and the car also sees the debut of a new ‘mild’ hybrid system that the company is calling SHVS – Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki.
In the iM-4, the system uses a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine combined with an electric motor and a set of lithium-ion batteries. These are charged by an integrated starter generator that provides regenerative braking.
The iK-2 concept, meanwhile, is said to point the way to a production model due to arrive in early 2016.
It, too, will make use of the SHVS system, as well as a new 1.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine dubbed Boosterjet.