The funky new Suzuki Ignis has launched in Australia priced from $16,900 driveaway for the GL manual.
Billed as a ‘light SUV’, the retro-inspired Ignis is available in GL and GLX variants, and features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on its 7-inch colour touch screen to attract the younger crowd. It also comes with satellite navigation, a reversing camera and cruise control as standard. The entry-level model GL comes equipped with 15-inch steel wheel, while the GLX features 16-inch alloy wheels.
The more GLX also brings automatic LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, auto wipers and push-button start.
According to Suzuki, the major drawcard of the Ignis is its ability to adapt to its owner. The interior provides choice of colour themes for the gear console, trims and door handles with the exterior providing even more opportunity to customise with an eye-catching range of door mirror covers and wheel decals along with a colour-accented front grille, front grille centre bar, and fog light bezels to seal the deal.
Under the bonnet is a 1.2-litre Dualjet multipoint injected four-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine delivering 66kW and 120Nm of torque. It is matched with either a 5-speed manual or CVT transmission. Fuel consumption is rated at 4.7L/100km for the manual and 4.9L/100km for the CVT.
Weighing in at a trim 820kg, the Ignis has a better power to weight ratio than both the Mazda 2 and Suzuki Swift.