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until you get under about 70 per cent load. The rest of the time the car is acceptably muted, with a hint of road and wind noise the only companions at freeway speeds.
The braking is progressive — a Suzuki trait in cars and bikes alike — and the steering is light enough to navigate through in shopping centres without affecting a reasonable level of feel through the wheel.
Claimed fuel consumption is 4.9L/100km. Over 300km in a GLX, Carsguide returned 6.0L.
It is no powerhouse — wait for the anticipated turbo version for more go — but the Ignis is a well-priced alternative to just about everything in the light car segment. At the moment it is a pseudo-SUV but the AWD variant will add authenticity, if not off-road capability.