New Suzuki SUV teased ahead of Frankfurt
The concept car – called IV-4 – previews a new model that will rival the likes of the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur, and go on sale in the UK in 2015.
Suzuki insiders told What Car? that the production car will be available with four-wheel drive.
The clamshell bonnet, five-piece grille and curved lights in the front bumper are carried over from the XA Alpha concept car, shown by Suzuki's Indian subsidiary at the 2012 New Delhi motor show.
The mini-SUV concept car is one of three new Suzuki cars due in the next few years. First, a replacement for the Alto and Splash will launch in 2014 – the all-new city car will have CO2 emissions from just 80g/km and is expected to cost from £8000.
The production version of the IV-4 concept will then come to market in 2015, followed by a replacement for the Swift hatchback in 2016.
The Suzuki IV-4 concept car will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show on September 10.
By Ed Callow