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Suzuki iV-4 concept to preview rugged new compact SUV

Suzuki is planning to unveil a new sporty compact SUV concept at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, called the Suzuki iV-4. The concept will preview an upcoming production car.

Suzuki iV-4 concept preview

Suzuki is being quite hush-hush about the specifics of the iV-4, however, the company says it will give us an indication of the design direction and philosophy of a future model to be added to the showroom.

Featuring compact proportions with short front and rear overhangs, the iV-4 is expected to be an off-road-ready machine ready to take on the great outdoors.

By the looks of these preview images it will also showcase a very high ground clearance, LED lighting, futuristic side mirrors, and bulky front and rear bumper bars for the tough look.

It has been designed with a ‘grab your field’ theme to it, which embodies the spirit of the rugged SUV, according to Suzuki.

“While inheriting certain design features of the Suzuki SUVs, such as the clam-shell shaped bonnet and the front grille divided into five, its overall styling conveys a sense of modernity and innovativeness.”

Suzuki iV-4 concept preview side

It’s believed the production version will be a market rival to vehicles like the Ford EcoSport and the overseas-only Nissan Juke. As a customer lure, the model will apparently come with a range of customisable trimmings and options.

Full details will be revealed at the start of the Frankfurt show which opens to media on September 10.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.