Suzuki has never really had a strong contender in the C-segment sedan class.
Even its current offering (not sold in SA) is a four-door version of the SX4, essentially compromised by having shared its design brief with a crossover vehicle.
Now there's a brand new sedan coming and while it'll probably share its platform with the new SX4, it is at least taking its own design path.
In fact the accompanying teaser shots of the concept version show that it will have a rather elegant design.
While these official images don't show much of the front end, we can see that is has an athletic profile and shapely rear end - there's even a few hints of BMW in there if you ask us.
The sedan will be unveiled in concept form, dubbed 'Authentics', at the Shanghai motor show later this month, but no word yet on what will power it or what kind of technology we can expect to find.
However, the production model is likely to share many of its components with the new Suzuki SX4, which means a choice between petrol and diesel 1.6-litre engines, a practical interior and the option of a double-panel glass sliding roof.
No word on whether the Corolla rival would come to South Africa, but given that its predecessor almost made it here, we'd imagine that it's certainly on Suzuki SA's radar.