The Suzuki Ignis mini SUV which was previewed by the iM-4 concept at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year is being showcased at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The crossover which shares its lightweight compact car platform with the newly launched Baleno is expected to be launched in India eventually.
The design remains faithful to the iM-4 concept with hardly any noticeable changes. Highlights include a wide chrome lined grille which houses LED infused headlamps, simple front bumper with chrome surrounded circular foglights, flared wheel arches, triangular rear quarter glass panel, thick C-pillar and wedge shaped rear fascia with angular taillights.
The modern interior has a delightfully fresh yet simple layout. The dual-tone dashboard features a new multi-function steering wheel, interesting instrument console with MID, a stand alone infotainment display and a compact low-set centre console with controls for music system, auto AC and the likes. The Ignis offers adequate space for both front and rear passengers.
Not many details are revealed but it’s certain that the mini crossover SUV measures less than 4-metre. The car is powered by a 1.2-litre Dual-Jet Engine which produces 91 PS and 118 Nm of torque under the hood of JDM Swift. Mated to a CVT, the Ignis benefits from SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki). Both FWD and AWD variants will be in the offing.
We suspect the Suzuki Ignis to be closely related to the India-spec Maruti YBA sub-4 m crossover.