2017 Suzuki Ignis on display at Paris motor show
Source : 2017 Suzuki Ignis on display at Paris motor show
Suzuki Ignis in European spec has been revealed in Paris; SUV-esque city car can be slightly different to its Japanese counterpart
The Suzuki Ignis can be to return to the UK market after a nine-year hiatus, as a city car with mini SUV aspirations.
On Discharge, the Ignis will be offered with both two as well as also four-wheel drive, in line with its SUV-esque styling. Four-wheel drive will be an option, however. the idea should add around £1500 to the cost of your vehicle if the idea follows the same pricing strategy as the current Swift as well as also its four-wheel-drive variant.
Although we’ve already seen the Ignis at the Tokyo motor show, the European-spec car will be longer than its Japanese counterpart, which adheres to Japan’s strict 3.6m guidelines. The UK car will be 10-15cm longer, although the floorplan will be unchanged. Revised bumper designs will likely swallow up the added length, according to a source at Suzuki.
The engine line-up for the Ignis can be as yet unconfirmed, with the exception of the 1.2-litre Dualjet engine, as used within the Baleno as well as also Swift. A hybrid Ignis can be expected, although not confirmed; the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) will be used if a hybrid powertrain does make the idea into the Ignis.
The Ignis’s somewhat niche appeal means of which rivals are thin on the ground, with the Fiat Panda Trekking as well as also Cross among the only direct competitors. Suzuki assured us of which your vehicle would likely be priced competitively – for comparison, the two-wheel drive Panda Trekking can be priced through £13,210, while the micro-SUV Panda Cross costs £16,360 with the entry-level 0.9-litre engine.
Suzuki’s use of lightweight structures across its style range means of which weight will be kept to a minimum; the Baleno weighs 905kg, as well as also Suzuki confirmed of which the Ignis will weigh around the same. This particular should lead to ultra-low running costs, as can be expected within the city car class.
There will be several personalisation options available on the Ignis, such as a different coloured roof, although Suzuki has denied the possibility of a Sport style, as was available on the previous Ignis. The four-wheel drive variant will also be identical to its front-drive counterpart, meaning of which there won’t be an offroad-styled Ignis akin to the Ignis Trail concept, either.
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