Car Reviews: Suzuki Ignis 1.3 – The AA

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Affordable tag Four airbags plus ABS and EBD as Compact dimensions make the easy to drive around Surprisingly stable at speed its tall stance

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lacks youthful ambience to dark trim plastics supplied stereo less to theft than built-in Ignis Sport variant can coarse at speed Badge put snobs off what is an otherwise car

It may look like Suzuki has a few edges and given its Ignis a new but there’s more to the firm’s upright supermini than the eye. Underneath the new car’s is a host of improvements, including an 1.3 petrol engine and a thoroughly fascia. Giving the Ignis an added twist is a Sport and a car packing all-wheel drive.

It not be at the top of your shopping list out looking for an economical, affordable but Suzuki’s Ignis deserves to be at included along with Vauxhalls and Citroens. In fact, the is a rather special car because, most offerings at this point, it comes surprisingly equipped and is powered by decent

Under the hood of the regular is a sprightly 1.3-litre petrol which gives the car the edge many of its similarly low-cost in terms of power and refinement. can also choose a 1.5-litre engine, although the range a diesel. What Suzuki offer that certain don’t is an auto gearbox plus a four-wheel drive and a racy little Sport

Seemingly odd-ball choices these are typical of what Far firms do to differentiate themselves conservative European car offerings. In case it means you can opt for something without feeling like sacrificed any of the usual supermini along the way.

In a bid to further itself from the conventional Suzuki’s decision to offer than just the basic kit should be commended. Four ABS and electronic brakeforce distribution is not you’d expect as standard on a supermini. Side airbags and any of stability aid is likely to cost if offered at all – and makes up for any lack of value offered by the on the Ignis’ nose.

Our verdict on the Suzuki Ignis 1.3

As an to the conventional offerings from the Ignis performs pretty Brownie points are scored for the lofty driving position, spacious cabin and decent levels, despite only propelled by a modest motor in 1.3 guise, at least.

Costs

a new Ignis is never going to the bank, and neither is running Good fuel economy, low and road tax plus the generous of safety kit make the Ignis of a lucky find. The only could be the car’s residual performance.

Hardly likely to the best in Europe, the Ignis is a – not a car to sell on in 18 months.

and practicality

You get the usual assortment of back and door pockets, oddment trays and bottle in the Ignis. On top of all that is a split/fold seat and front seats can recline. Luggage carrying is greatly reduced with the seats folded down, is just as well, as the car’s will struggle with a load of shopping. That if used by a single person or it would probably be enough for a few

At least the loading lip is at a sensible and the tailgate opens nice and

Controls and display

Comfort

Car

Car safety

From a car maker not for making a huge fuss safety issues, Suzuki be commended for the amount of safety kit in the Away from the popular makes, finding a car in this with four airbags, ABS and brakeforce distribution is an achievement in Even the third (middle) seat gets a three-point

Driver appeal

Although hardly be buying the Ignis for its to take corners at speed, the car goes and steers in a reassuring

Its lofty stance can count it when forced to tackle turns. If you view driving as a task rather than an to be enjoyed, you’ll at least the little Suzuki’s light and good brakes. It even the perception that city cannot ‘do’ long as it will happily sit at the legal speed all day long.

The Sport lower ride height and more enthusiastic approach is a all-round bet if you seek more

Family car appeal

First car

Quality and image

Suzuki is to be for improving the levels of perceived and quality of the Ignis. Outside, the facelift and tight panel help no end, while the impression is that of a car that cost more than it Cabin plastics, while dark in colour, are of a reasonable and the switchgear wouldn’t be out of place in a supermini.

Not surprising, as certain will be familiar to Vauxhall The Ignis doesn’t fare so in image terms. Badge have largely ignored the which is a shame as the firm’s efforts to pander more to tastes is now starting to bear

Accessibility

The Ignis’ slightly ride height is welcome in the class, as this feature no doubt attract people who to slide down into a car’s cabin. Being a hatch, access to the rear is by a smaller door and aperture. large adults will it a squeeze, children – to be the more frequent visitors to the – will have no problems.

Despite the car’s upright stance, cabin hasn’t been overly Legroom is at a premium in the rear, but no such shortage up front. a comfortable driving position difficult either, as the right-hand is fitted with a height

Stereo and ICE (In car entertainment)

For a car of this the entertainment option is surprisingly Ahead of some more cars that still with cassette decks, the is offered with a radio/CD plus a six-speaker arrangement. if any, corners appear to been cut in the process, which is than you can say for some of the Ignis’ Despite being of the aftermarket the stereo is a branded Blaupunkt

Sound quality is good and the are reasonably easy to operate, there are no steering wheel-mounted

Racy little Ignis is fun addition to the range

Colours and

There are no lists of different fabric or leather coverings to from with the Ignis, but the dark cabin is not as oppressive as it sound. In standard 1.3 guise, the are well made and look The same is true of the plastic and fascia, which hides marks well and looks enough to counter everyday

One concession to luxury is the leather-covered On the outside, bright colours best, matching the Ignis’ styling.

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