Suzuki iM-4 Concept (Maruti YBA) has been unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It is a sub compact SUV measuring less than 4 meters in length and would rival Ford EcoSport and likes. It would be a mini 4x4 SUV and has been designed with the theme of “Shape the Inspiration.” With its 4WD system, high minimum ground clearance, and high hip point, the iM-4 is easy to drive while also offering sublime performance in snow and on unpaved roads.
Suzuki iM-4 Concept aka Maruti YBA compact SUV has a user-friendly interior and luggage area, and also incorporates cutting-edge technology with a new-generation platform and SHVS mild hybrid system, which deliver excellent fuel consumption. The unique and minimalist body of the mini SUV concept consists of plain surfaces and round roof, with straight, architectonic lines. Sunglass-like front grille and headlamp design coupled with the headlamps’ inner architecture appears exquisite at the front. The large-diameter tyres jutting out at the four corners firmly support the body. Exterior features include the front fascia with its sunglass-clad look, the helmet-like roof, and the slits on the C-pillars which convey historic Suzuki cars of the past.
In addition, flared bumpers, 18-inch wheels with five-trapezoid design, and side body moulding of the side body is ravishing. Suzuki iM-4 is based on company's new-generation platform to efficiently increase rigidity while reducing weight via a fundamental redesign of the underbody’s structure and also optimising overall vehicle design, including parts mounted on the underbody. This improves fuel efficiency, safety, handling, stability, and NVH performance across the board. Moreover, Suzuki will streamline development by consolidating its existing four platforms to three and modularizing functional components. This will enable bringing out new cars in a more efficient way that can be tailored to fast-changing market demand.
The SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki), Suzuki’s new mild hybrid system incorporating an ISG (integrated starter generator), provides engine power assistance using the motor and achieves efficient power regeneration. The SHVS system used for the iM-4 also features lithium-ion batteries. Coupled with a newly-developed high-efficiency ISG, this regenerative braking system is the perfect hybrid system for a compact car. As well as improving fuel efficiency, it also keeps down the size, weight, and cost.