The brand has had a couple of misses with its larger cars but generally Suzuki builds cars that are fun to punt through corners. The little 1.2-litre engine feels surprisingly perky and the CVT auto keeps it on the boil nicely, if noisily. That may have something to do with the fact that the Ignis has a kerb weight of 865 kilograms; there are Murray Grey cows that weigh more. The steering feels sharp and the car holds the road with confidence despite its slightly higher centre of gravity. It’s also impressively frugal. The label says 4.9L/100km and you’ll get pretty close to that on the freeway.