Suzuki’s new compact sports utility vehicle concept iV-4 is had its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Suzuki has been a pioneer in the compact SUV class, with the launch of the LJ series in 1970, the Vitara in 1988, Jimny in 1998 and Grand Vitara in 2005. This time at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Suzuki’s iV-4 concept model previews a personal compact SUV, developed under the "Grab your field" concept.
Featuring a dynamic exterior styling, the Suzuki iV-4 boasts of being rugged and tough like how a typical SUV should be, allowing customers to "Grab your field."
The iV-4 concept model is built to allow customers to personalize their units to suit their own taste and lifestyle, as represented by its name -- “i” stands for “individuality”, “V” for “vehicle”, and “4” for “4 wheel-drive”.
The concept stays faithful to the carmaker’s traditional SUV design as it features straight, sleek lines, clamshell hood, five-slotted front grille.
The concept, however, dons a futuristic look thanks to distinctive character lines on the sides, the fog light with built-in laser sensor on the roof, and the illuminated grille. Dynamic styling includes large-diameter tires and wheels.
Customers could choose from a number of exterior parts, color as well as texture options to create an SUV of their own. A customer could opt for the Brilliant Turquoise Metallic, which evokes the sky reflected in a skyscraper.
The iV-4 has dimensions of 4,215 mm in length, 1,850 mm in width, 1,665 mm in height and 2,500 mm wheelbase. Tire size is 235/55R20. The production version of the iV-4 is expected to be a lightweight SUV that boasts of having the lowest carbon dioxide emissions in its class.
The iV-4 will be equipped with the next generation of 4WD technology – ALLGRIP – to deliver the usual expectations for an SUV. This allows the iV-4 to merge both style and off-road performance that exceeds what a typical city SUV could offer. The Japanese carmaker will launch the production version at Magyar Suzuki in 2015. It’s due to roll out in Europe. [source: Suzuki]