Suzuki presented prototype iM4 a forerunner of a new off-road vehicle

September 3, 2015 at 16:49

Suzuki has brought to the Geneva Motor Show a prototype iM4. According to Autocar, the production version of the concept car can appear only in 2016. At the same time it should be the debut of a new generation of SUV Jimny.
Overall length of the prototype is 3693 millimeters, width is 1709 mm and height is 1566 millimeters. Wheelbase iM-4 is 2438 millimeters. Prototype is two millimeters shorter now, 109 mm wider and 139 mm in comparison with Jimny. The difference in size wheelbase is 188 millimeters in favor of the concept car.

Suzuki iM4 picture

Suzuki iM4 pics

The prototype is built on a completely new platform by which the design of the machine can be made tougher, and significantly reduce the weight. The chassis will improve fuel economy, handling, safety, and noise and vibration isolation of new models of Suzuki. In the future, the company plans to reduce its number of platforms from four to three.

Suzuki iM4 pics

Suzuki iM4 image

The prototype is equipped with iM4 equipped with so-called “partial hybrid” (mild hybrid) power plant. In these vehicles drive motor is absent, and the internal combustion engine supplemented by a system of “start-stop”. The movement of the machine is a 1.2-liter gasoline engine.

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