March 21, 2022
Discover more about the popular Suzuki Ignis that landed on South Africa’s shores in 2017, and is still for sale in 2022. It greets you with its specific, striking style, attractive interior and excellent economic performance, something that is sorely required in these difficult times.1
In 2020, Suzuki provided the Ignis with a new facelift, and it features well against competitors such as the S-Presso and new Swift. However, its exterior shape hasn’t changed much, and it looks similar to its Suzuki SUV relatives. It’s been adorned with a new front grille and different bumpers, while other colours are clearly evident inside. According to IOL 1, the Ignis didn’t require a facelift, but it has improved its looks. However, the mechanics of the car remained the same as with the previous model.
This car ticks all the boxes regarding Suzuki’s compact car range. It felt more stable than the S-Presso and Swift and achieved the best NCAP safety rating of 3 stars.
Its light kerb weight of 850 kg provides the car with a spirited performance despite its normally aspirated 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine’s power output of 61 kW and 113 Nm of torque doesn’t make it go like a rocket but does provide enough for everyday travelling. It’s most pleasant to drive on most road surfaces, although the test crew felt the clutch and gearbox a little challenging to use at times. Although gearing down is required when going uphill and overtaking, it enjoys highway travelling.
The ample amount of leg space is attractive despite the car's narrowness. However, the boot capacity of 260 litres is small compared to its competitors, such as the Renault Kwid with its 279 litres and the Hyundai Grand i10 providing 360 litres. The cabin of the top-of-the-range GLX model boasts a touchscreen infotainment system equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a reverse camera. The GLX model also has a push-button start, automatic climate control and keyless entry. But, if you don’t need those extras, the entry GL model is fantastic, providing you with manual air conditioning and conventional radio.
The claimed fuel consumption is 5.1 litres/100 km, although the tested consumption was 5.5 litres/100 km.
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