Suzuki iK-2 concept sheds light on a new premium hatchback en route to challenge Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz, for starters. Adopting Liquid Flow deign language, Suzuki iK-2 is made of curves or rounded edges, posing as a friendly family car.
Suzuki iK-2 hatchback seems to be all about taking a giant leap in B-segment. Production version will be a premium offering sitting above Suzuki Swift. iK-2 is based on Suzuki’s new-generation platform, designed for improved stiffness while keeping weight in check.
While the other concept put on stage at Geneva Motor Show, Suzuki iM-4 compact crossover, uses the same platform and hosts 1.2 litre Dualjet engine linked to Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) and Integrated Starter Generator (ISG), Suzuki iK-2 features new BoosterJet 1.0 litre petrol engine with direct-injection turbo technology. It could basically be the K10 engine used in Alto, Wagon R and Celerio, with added turbocharger and modified fuel injection system.
New BoosterJet engine is claimed to deliver high mileage because of reduced displacement, while offering appreciable max power and peak torque courtesy of the turbocharger.
It is likely that this turbocharged BoosterJet engine will debut in Indian version of Suzuki iK-2, a.k.a. Maruti YRA premium hatchback. We expect this new hatchback to be launched in India later this year, or at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo.