Geneva 2015: Suzuki

  • Pair of new concepts cars from Suzuki
  • Family car looks close to production
  • More exotic off-roader points towards new Jimny

Cars on show: iK-2 and iM-4 concept cars

New family car previewed by iK-2 concept (pictured above)

Suzuki chose Geneva to release the iK-2 concept, a compact-sized family car which is a strong pointer to a similarly-sized and styled production model over the next 12 months.

Worth the wait?

Suzuki doesn’t currently offer a model in this sector in the UK, so fans of the brand who want to trade up to a larger model may be tempted to hold off. And remember, recent Suzukis such as the SX4 S-Cross and new Vitara have been well-received. This could be one to watch when the production version goes on sale.

New small 4x4 previewed by iM-4 concept

Presaging a possible styling direction for the Jimny replacement is Suzuki’s iM-4 concept, although seeing it close up on the show stand, it looks less close to the production than the iK-2 does.

Find out what we think of the current Jimny, Suzuki’s little 4x4 workhorse

Worth the wait?

Jimny buyers tend to want a small, inexpensive 4x4 with genuine off-roading ability. Whether the iM-4 previews a new model with a similar ethos remains to be seen. If it does, existing buyers are likely to be pleased but giving it better on-road manners and a more youthful appeal could broaden its market attractiveness.