The 2015 edition of the Geneva motor show featured the official premier in front of an audience of the second concept from the Japanese small car specialist Suzuki – the compact iK-2.
The model has been developed as a compact hatchback riding on a newly developed platform that will soon see the light of day in production series form – 2016 according to the company. The concept makes use of a “Liquid Flow” design language that implicates assertive and expressive character lines and fuses them with chrome trim – all wrapped up in aggressively sculpted fenders and LED headlights. The body color is called Lightning Silver and for added sportyness the concept also features a sloping rear window.
The Suzuki ik-2 concept has under the hood a newly developed 1.0-liter BOOSTERJET direct-injection gasoline engine – which follows the trend of downsizing and introducing turbocharghing for greater efficiency and performance. The concept has been adorned with 18-inch wheels that make us of 225/45 R18 tires and is 4023 millimeters long, 1920 mm wide, 1450 mm tall and comes with an ample 2520 mm wheelbase. Additionally, the production version of the concept due to arrive next year will also employ a mild hybrid system that makes use of an integrated starter generator and a lithium-ion battery pack, with added regenerative braking for better fuel economy.