Price, space, performance and style — Suzuki’s SUV-lite packs a lot in
SUZUKI has designs on the light car segment and it has to look the goods. That’s a big shift from a car company that has forged a reputation for wellengineered vehicles but the Ignis micro-SUV was penned with personalisation in mind.
If there’s a metallic-looking bezel or strip on or in the Ignis, it’s a safe bet you can visit the dealer and have it coloured to match or contrast your chosen paint . Even the black alloys can have coloured inserts and that’s before we start on spoilers.
Drive-away pricing starts at $16,990 for the base GL with a five-speed manual — add $1000 for continuously variable transmission. The CVT-only GLX is $19,990 drive-away.
The GL rides on 15-inch steel wheels and has cruise control, power windows and 60-40 folding rear seats. The GLX steps it up with 16-inch alloys, better bolstered front seats, 50-50 folding rear seats that slide and recline, keyless start, auto headlamps and aircon.
Suzuki Australia general manager Andrew Moore says the Ignis fuses design cues from hallmark Suzuki models with modern packaging and convenience —which means connectivity, so infotainment software includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The packaging is first-rate