WHET THE TURBO AP­PETITE

The Weekend Post - Motoring - - FIRST DRIVE -

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.

VER­DICT

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.

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