Suzuki Ignis is the production ready variant of the iM-4 Concept which Suzuki had unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show back in March this year. As expected, compared to the concept there are hardly any noticeable changes on board the production ready compact SUV.
Built for the European market, Ignis is a small and functional compact SUV. It’s USP will be its affordable price, which is expected to be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show later next month.
Highlights of Suzuki Ignis’s exteriors include LED headlights with projector headlamps, single slat chrome grille in the front with Suzuki logo in the center, rectangular air intakes housing circular fog lamps with chrome rings, chrome door handles and LED taillights.
On the inside, Ignis features dual tone dashboard, steering mounted controls, leather wrapped steering wheel, touchscreen with Suzuki SmartPlay, fabric seats, metallic finish to the door handles on the inside. Overall, the interiors look very plain, but that is how it was meant to be as the Ignis is aimed at entry level, functional car buyers.
Nothing has been said about the engine yet, but expect the new 1.0 liter Boosterjet 3 cyl petrol engine generating 110 Ps to make way on the small car.
Suzuki Ignis will not be launched in India. Instead, India will be getting a similar sized car, which is codenamed YBA for now. It will debut at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, and will rival the Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300 in the under 4 meter compact SUV category.