Suzuki iM-4 Mini Crossover Will Reportedly Arrive in 2018

Suzuki has reportedly given the iM-4 mini crossover the green light for production, with sales expected to begin in 2018.

According to a source cited by Auto Express, the iM-4 is almost production ready and will undergo very few changes in terms of styling compared to the Geneva concept car. The retro-styled iM-4 pays tribute to the Suzuki SC 100 Whizzkid Coupe of the 1970s.

The iM-4 will have a starting price of around £11,000 ($17,225) in the UK and will be offered with two- or four-wheel drive.

The engine lineup will include the naturally aspirated 1.2-liter Dualjet and the new Boosterjet turbocharged 1.0-liter petrol units. A mild or full hybrid model may also be considered.

When it goes on sale, the iM-4 will sit alongside the new Celerio city car at the lower end of Suzuki’s range. Despite speculation and similar dimensions, the Suzuki iM-4 will not replace the Jimny, which will continue to be sold until at least 2018 before new model arrives with a different look but based on a similar ladder chassis with permanent all-wheel drive.

The iM-4’s only competitor in the A-segment will be the Fiat Panda 4×4.

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  • MG

    YOU’D EXPECT IN THIS DAY AND AGE THAT AN ELECTRIC OPTION BE A NO BRAINER.

  • AnotherUserName

    You’d expect in this day and age that using caps lock would be a no brainer.

    • Hugh Jorgan

      MG has very poor vision and wishes everyone would use capitals. Cut him some slack or he’ll get angry and get behind the wheel again.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Cute. If there is a God, may she/he/it/they bless Japan for still making cars like these.

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