Suzuki has unveiled the new Suzuki iK-2 concept at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show 2015. The Suzuki iK-2 is a premium hatchback which is expected to spawn a future production model that will be sold globally. The production version of the Suzuki iK-2 concept is expected to sit above the Swift in Suzuki’s global line-up and will take on the likes of the Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz in global markets including India.
Exterior of Suzuki iK-2
The Suzuki iK-2 has the same standard Suzuki fascia but has been modeled using a combination of the Kizashi sedan and Swift hatchback. The pictures reveal the same sweptback headlights from the Swift but a new mesh grille and a V-shaped chrome base line running on the outer edge of the former. The air intake below the grille looks very similar to that of the VW Golf in terms of overall design but will most likely have a mesh design. Also included in the fascia is expected to be the LED light strip that debuted with facelifted Swift in 2013.
The side profile is one that is common to four-metre plus hatchbacks. It is characterised by a long and low roofline with a significant amount of overhang at both ends. It appears to have a forward leaning stance with slightly flared wheel arches and a strong base line as well as a chrome line at the bottom of the windows that adds some strength and premium factor to the overall look. Across all variants, we expect this car to make use of R15s and R16s depending on alloy wheel or steel wheel.
Suzuki appears to have given the YRA a relatively small looking rear-end. The hatch lid sits on top of a rather fat bumper which seems to be out of proportion when compared to the rest of design. Suzuki appears to have hinged the glass forward while also fitting a roof- mounted spoiler and LED tail lamps.
Iterior of Suzuki iK-2
The YRA will make use of a lot of existing parts from the Suzuki parts bin for the interior. We expect common seats, steering wheel, climate control/AC knobs and buttons, music system. However, what appears to be new for this car is the instrument panel which is expected to have a rather cool looking blue back light and in higher- spec models a colour display between the gauges. On the feature front, we expect a capacitive touchscreen, 2-DIN music system and maybe even some drivers aids like ABS+EBD as well as traction control.
We expect that the rear seats will fold flat to let the owners take full advantage of the extended boot. We also believe that Suzuki may offer features like rear AC vents and maybe even a screen for the rear passengers.
Engine and Transmission of Suzuki iK-2
It is expected to be offered with the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engine for global markets but will make use of the 1.4-litre petrol engine and 1.3-litre Mutijet diesel engine for the India market. There is also a new three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which has been dubbed the Boosterjet. It will have an output of around 120bhp. The five-speed manual is expected to be standard across all variants while there is also expected to be an AT version as well as an AMT version for markets like India.
At last I would like say that there is no information provided by company about it’s price and launching date. Whenever we got, we came back to you.