2016 Suzuki iM-4 Release Date, Specs, Price – The newest model from the Japanese automaker is finally coming, it will be non-other than the brand next year’s Suzuki iM-4. Suzuki vehicles have been present in the auto scene for quite some time and have earned respect and recognition from everyone due to their spectacular designs and innovative ideas.
The new iM-4 was recently unveiled during the Geneva Motor Show, and it will be an interesting car owing to the fact that it will now feature the SHVS mild hybrid system. The concept of the vehicle was presented alongside the iK-2 supermini, which both boast of being based on the Suzuki platform.
In comparison to the Jimny, whose present generation enters its 20th birthday in three years to come, the iM-4 Concept is a little rugged and futuristic, and also features 5-doors instead of three.
The exterior design of the vehicle resembles those of the Kei cars such as the Suzuki Fronte Coupe as well as the first Cervo model, the new vehicle will reach production stage without any major alterations whatsoever and is slated to make some major influences in its class.
Exterior Design and Interior Photos – 2016 Suzuki iM-4
The designers of the new vehicle ensured that nothing was left to chance when designing the exterior and interior of the vehicle because it is sure impressive. The amazing design which is downright eye-catching has been achieved through a manner that perfectly fits in modern Sports Utility Vehicles.
Amongst its exterior features of the vehicle are the redesigned front fascia that features a grille that mimics sun glasses. Giving the vehicle a masculine look is the large front bumper. Moreover, the assertiveness of the front fascia has also been boosted by the massive LED headlights and inbuilt fog lights, which will enable the driver of the vehicle get an enhanced visibility.
Another interesting feature of the brand new Suzuki is the roof which looks like a helmet and further enhances its exterior configuration. The shoulders and the glass area have straight architectronic lines not only make the vehicle beautiful but also improves the aerodynamic configuration.
The new Suzuki iM4 will also come riding in 18” wheels which will be trapezoidal shaped. It will have four doors which will make it different from other close models from the automobile giant which have two doors. The white body colour also enhances its elegance.
As for its interior design cues and hues, the new vehicle will also receive the best from the automaker. Inside the vehicle will be state-of-the-art features that will be capable of making the vehicle comfortable to its users.
Despite the fact that the vehicle once released will come with more upscale features, it will still come with standard features for its base model. Some of the expected features that will be made available for the new iM-4 will include leather covered seats that are well positioned to enable the driver and passenger have ample head and leg room.
The dashboard will also be covered in leather. The centre console will also come fitted with the latest control and infotainment features. No details have been provided about the touch screen display that will conspicuously feature at the centre console.
Other features that prospecting buyers should look out for in the new vehicle will include dual climate control feature; USB, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, hands free phone connectivity, airbags, etc.
Engine Specs – 2016 Suzuki iM-4
The brand new Suzuki iM-4 will come powered by a 1.2L dual jet 4-cylinder engine that will have the ability to yield up to 89 hp and 89 pounds of torque. With such an amount of power, the vehicle will most certainly be ranked as moderate.
The aforementioned engine will also be combined with a hybrid powertrain that will boost the power output. The mild hybrid system which will consist of a small lithium-ion battery pack and an integrated starter generator.
The reason that the Japanese based company used the less powerful engine stems from the fact that the vehicle isn’t as big and is among the best fuel efficient powerplants. Also, there will be a regenerative braking system which will also boost the fuel economy.
The above mentioned engine is also found in the Suzuki Swift. Thanks to the small proportions, AWD system, lightweight, and in off-road driving, the iM-4 could turn out to be the best thing that has ever happened in the auto scene.
2016 Suzuki iM-4 Price & Release Date
The next year’s Suzuki iM-4 is already at a very advanced stage and might see its production start by either the third or fourth quarter of this year. The starting price of this vehicle is expected to be around $19,000.