Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-09-09

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44 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 MOTORS l l All systems go at Suzuki for New Reg 70 By JON SMITH litre rear boot, it has ample space for family holidays. It will hold considerab­le appeal to company car users with low emissions of just 22g/km from the 2.5litre four cylinder engine, keeping taxation to a minimum. Sales in Europe are expected to begin in the autumn. Prices start around the £30,000 mark. The diminutive Ignis, launched here three years ago, has been treated to a makeover giving it a more rugged SUV image. Under the bonnet, there’s a new 1.2-litre Dualjet hybrid engine which reduces emissions and helps fuel consumptio­n. It is available with Allgrip four-wheel-drive, an automatic system that offers permanent twin axle drive. First available on the Swift, the system includes hill descent and grip control at speed less than 18mph and endows the little car with impressive off-road capability. The Ignis is available in three grades with prices starting at £13,999. Zero per cent PCP is available. As further reassuranc­e to buyers during the current challengin­g times, Suzuki us offering a seven day return policy until the end of September providing they don’t exceed clocking up more than 250 miles. “Our exclusive scheme will help new car buyers who may be reluctant to visit car showrooms or take a test drive before purchasing,” said a Suzuki spokesman. I Driving Force T’S been all systems go for Suzuki this year with a firm focus on petrol hybrid engines as well as an all-new mid-size SUV which is certain to shake-up a hugely competitiv­e marketplac­e. The successful Swift special edition Attitude is now available as a hybrid with a run of just 350 cars. Powered by a 1.2-litre Dualjet Hybrid engine is knocks out 89bhp and notches up just 121g/km making it one of the cleaner superminis. The spec is generous, including air con, LED running lights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as side skirts and rear spoiler. Price is £15,999 until the end of September with zero percent PCP. Hybrid engines are also available for the hugely popular Vitara and S-Cross estate. The Vitara Hybrid starts at £21,749 and the S-Cross range begins at £20,749. Most appropriat­ely for the 100th birthday of the firm – Michio Suzuki first started the business in March 1920 with the manufactur­e of textile looms – Suzuki plans the launch of the all new Across which is the first result from a collaborat­ion with car giant Toyota. Powered by a plug-in petrol hybrid engine and equipped with E-Four 4x4 system it is capable of serious off-road work, yet it’s civilised and satisfying for its main task of on-road travel. With a near 500- PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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