The 2018 Suzuki iM-4 will be the latest addition to the company’s lineup. This Japanese manufacturer is definitely a world leader when it comes to small SUV. Simply, there is no other company that makes small cars on such high level. Now, the company prepares something new. A few years ago, we have seen a concept SUV that brought many new design solutions and technologies. After a great reception, it is obvious that the production version is on its way, and latest reports suggest that the new model will keep concept’s iM4 name. The new model is in the late stage of development and it will most likely come late in the year, or eventually in the beginning of 2018. So, the new SUV will come as 2018 iM-4.
2018 Suzuki iM-4 redesign
The 2018 Suzuki iM-4 will be a completely new model from this famous Japanese manufacturer. A few years ago, we saw a concept of a new SUV that will soon enter the serial production. There are plenty of new design solutions on this model. First of all, the company developed a completely new platform, which brings plenty of benefits. Besides new engine, this platform includes a completely new construction, which utilizes lightweight materials. The whole idea was to save some pounds, but also to keep or even improve SUV’s strength and rigidity. We have no doubt that the company will manage with this. The 2018 Suzuki iM-4 will also come with a completely new “Shape the Inspiration” design philosophy, which makes this model very attractive. This new design language will be implemented in other models of the brand in the future.
2018 Suzuki iM-4 engine
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2018 Suzuki iM-4 will come with the company’s new, very interesting 1.0-liter engine. This unit comes with very interesting solutions, never seen before in this class. Although it is primarily a gasoline powertrain, it is also a mild hybrid that uses a small battery that serves as a start/stop system and also adds some small amount of power during accelerations. The total output of this powertrain is around 110 horses, while the max torque is around 125 pound-feet. It comes in a pair with a 5-speed automatic transmission and should provide fuel economy around 52 mpg in combined drive.
2018 Suzuki iM-4 release date
The 2018 Suzuki iM-4 should come by the end of the year.