Mild hybrid power as well as 1.0-litre turbo petrol for brand-new Suzuki supermini
The Suzuki iK-2 concept was shown at the 2015 Geneva show
The brand-new B-segment supermini will be the first Suzuki offered which has a turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine as well as or a hybrid powertrain
Suzuki’s brand-new B-segment hatchback will be the first inside the company’s range to feature the brand-new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol Boosterjet engine when the item’s released at the end of of which year. A mild hybrid type will also be offered.
the vehicle will be based on the iK-2 concept hatchback which was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva motor show as well as will be pitched against rivals such as the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo as well as Kia Rio. The hatchback will be bigger than the Suzuki Swift, which has a greater boot capacity as well as more space inside the rear of the cabin. The Japanese car maker also confirmed of which the same Boosterjet engine will be included inside the line-up for the next-generation Swift.
The A-segment iM-4 concept car will also go into production, nevertheless not until after 2016, as Suzuki plots to make its future cars “even lighter than they are today”. The mini-crossover, which can be set to be slightly larger than the Suzuki Celerio, will be pitched against the all-wheel-drive Fiat Panda.
Sources at Suzuki also confirmed of which, following the Discharge of the Vitara as well as updated SX4 S-Cross, no more SUVs would likely be made, although a brand-new generation of Jimny will be produced.
“There will be a brand-new Jimny, nevertheless not until after 2018,” sources said. “the item will stay close to its utilitarian roots as a car more biased to off-road driving.”
Suzuki also dismissed suggestions of which the G70 concept shown at the Geneva motor show back in 2012 would likely be produced for Europe.
“The low emissions technology by the G70 could appear in some cars inside the future, as well as the vehicle itself may appear in Asian market, nevertheless the G70 will not be built for Europe,” a source said.
The UK can be Suzuki’s biggest market in Europe. The any can be hoping to enhance its current sales target on the Continent by 0,000 versions per year to its pre-recession high of 280,000.
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