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Avalanche
July 30th, 2013, 08:34 AM
The title says it all ;)
http://www.carscoops.com/2013/07/new-suzuki-iv-4-concept-will-preview.html

I wonder if it's a replacement for the aging Vitara (seems similar) or are they really reorganizing their whole lineup? :confused:

DavidMcC
July 30th, 2013, 08:47 AM
It looks like a lot of the other compact SUVs on the market *yawn*

My1stCar
July 30th, 2013, 09:06 AM
looks like the new range rovers to me

johnsnownw
July 30th, 2013, 09:17 AM
Looks kind of like a Jeep.

And I don't think anyone needs to build a vehicle targeting the Juke.

DavidMcC
July 30th, 2013, 10:59 AM
And I don't think anyone needs to build a vehicle targeting the Juke.

Unless that vehicle has a nice big gun :)

Avalanche
July 30th, 2013, 11:30 AM
LOL. Like it and totally agree.
My eyes hurt when I see it face to face. I mean the Juke.

johnsnownw
July 30th, 2013, 11:56 AM
Unless that vehicle has a nice big gun :)

:D .

Pete the Pirate
July 30th, 2013, 09:01 PM
The production version might be sort of a pre-lifted SX 4 and could be OK.
The Juke is:
1. Someone from a third world country reconstructed a car from a car bomb, and they had never seen a car before.
2. Should be considered proof that The End is Nigh.

KiwiME
July 31st, 2013, 12:14 AM
I wonder if it's a replacement for the aging Vitara ...
Perhaps more a replacement for the aging SX-4 :D

It says it fits in-between the Jimny and GV which means they are likely to replace the GV with a larger SUV.

I just wonder if the Jimny will survive as it really is a relic. A dual range 4WD system with solid axles is becoming a rarity.

Pete the Pirate
July 31st, 2013, 09:51 PM
Suzuki had an animated promo showing how those solid axles follow rough terrain better than independent suspension.

AdR
August 1st, 2013, 05:40 AM
I just wonder if the Jimny will survive as it really is a relic. A dual range 4WD system with solid axles is becoming a rarity.

Maybe but they're the best setup for serious off roading. I'd still prefer to have a solid axle off road vehicle over a CV jointed system even if on road manners suffer.

Avalanche
August 2nd, 2013, 06:20 AM
This iV 4 does seem to have a big clearance so perhaps they're targeting the off-road market.
Whatever comes out of this concept I don't think we'll see it before 2015.

KiwiME
August 2nd, 2013, 05:04 PM
I'd still prefer to have a solid axle off road vehicle over a CV jointed system even if on road manners suffer.As anyone would. Even the legendary Nissan Patrol seems to have gone to the dark side. The only other ones left I'm aware of that we can get new here is the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 (http://www.toyota.co.nz/NewVehicles/Models/Commercial/Land%20Cruiser%2070?Ref=strip) and Jeep Wrangler/Limited.

Avalanche
September 10th, 2013, 09:07 AM
Unveiled today:
http://www.worldcarfans.com/113091062760/suzuki-iv-4-concept-compact-suv-unveiled

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EY_48uARErY/Ui8Z6Cxbk6I/AAAAAAAOB8M/XOk4dOI4Kak/s1600/Suzuki-iV-1-1.jpg

My1stCar
September 10th, 2013, 09:23 AM
Love that. Which means ill never touch one :p

johnsnownw
September 10th, 2013, 07:14 PM
Meh...looks like a toy.

HotWheels
September 10th, 2013, 07:24 PM
I could care less about the color. Very displeasing.

Avalanche
September 10th, 2013, 10:39 PM
Although I don't really see anything repulsive about it, there's nothing attractive either. It's kind of bland in its own way. There is something generic about it.
Of course, the production version will be different and probably more acceptable.

What we have here is an off-road inspired evolution of our SX4. The same wheelbase, the same AWD concept, a similar size. Like Suzuki decided to build two different cars on the original idea of a sports xover 4 all seasons (one is the "new" SX4 S-Cross, the other is this).