Suzuki iV-4 to be the new Ford EcoSport competitor for Maruti in India
Suzuki Motors has announced that they will reveal their new Compact SUV Concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year. Suzuki iV-4 will compete with the likes of Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster in India, while on a European level, it has the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008 in sight. Here are the first teaser images of the new Suzuki compact SUV.
Named as iV-4 as of now, this new concept is built around a theme, called ‘Grab your field.’ We are not sure what exactly Suzuki means by this, but they say that the “model embodies the basic ruggedness of an SUV”. It will be launched in India under the Maruti Suzuki banner, expectedly by next year.
Demand for cars in the compact segment is on the rise, especially in the emerging markets like India. Recently launched EcoSport surprised many when Ford revealed that they have received 30,000 bookings for the same in just 17 days. This is surprising due to the fact that the car industry is on a steady decline.
From the teaser image of the new Suzuki iV-4, it seems to be very similar to the XA Alpha Concept which was first showcased at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. Suzuki has not revealed much on the matter, but expect them to launch the car very soon.
Detailed information will be disclosed at the Suzuki press conference, scheduled for 2:15 pm, on 10 September 2013, in Hall 9.0, Stand B08, 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Other Suzuki models on display will be the Alto, Splash, Swift, Swift Sport, SX4, New SX4, Jimny, Grand Vitara and Kizashi. Continue to Page 2 for Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha photo gallery.