- Ultra-compact crossover defies conventional categorisation
- Cheeky design links past, present and future Suzuki styling trends
- Lightweight construction and rigid platform ensure superior ride and handling
- Efficient 1,2-litre four-cylinder engine delivers brisk dynamics
- Choice of five-speed manual or innovative robotised-shift gearboxes
At just 3,7 metres long and 1,69 metres wide, the proportions of the Ignis express agility, while the generous 180 mm ground clearance confirms that the newcomer isn’t scared to get its boots dirty.
The new-generation, modular chassis underpinning the Ignis contributes to the crossover’s low mass, while also offering a rigid platform for the suspension. The result is enhanced ride comfort and engaging handling.
Powered by the well-known K12M 1,2-litre four-cylinder engine already familiar from current Suzuki models such as the Swift 1.2, the Ignis benefits from a lightweight 850 kg kerb mass to achieve sprightly performance, together with impressive fuel economy.
Offered in GL and range-topping GLX versions, the Ignis features a modern, surprisingly spacious and well-equipped interior. Despite its compact size, there is no shortage of legroom or headroom, while the luggage compartment offers 260 litres of cargo space, expandable to 469 litres with the rear seatback folded flat.
Standard items across all models include electric windows, remote central locking, air-conditioning, electric power steering, and an MP3-compatible CD sound system with USB port and 12V accessory power socket.
Safety is equally comprehensively addressed via dual front airbags, ABS anti-lock brakes, side impact protection beams, Isofix child seat anchors and child-proof rear door locks.
All Ignis models are powered by the same, familiar 1,2-litre engine. The K-Series four-cylinder unit is already a popular fixture in current Suzuki models, including the Swift 1.2.
In the case of the Ignis, the normally aspirated, 1 197 cc motor benefits from the crossover’s low kerb mass. With only 850 kg to propel, the engine’s maximum power output of 61 kW at 6 000 r/min translates into a generous power-to-weight ratio of 71,65 kW/ton. The maximum torque output of 113 Nm is reached at 4 200 r/min.