Suzuki Ignis | Auto Express

21 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Suzuki Ignis | Auto Express


The Ignis is excellent compared to rivals and is decent to although it#039;s still far exciting. The engine is a cracker and the equally encouraging. And while the lacks gimmicky extra such as clever seat or DVD players, it#039;s a safe bet for and inexpensive family motoring.

a value-led pricing policy, reliability record and a range of packaged vehicles, it’s a Suzuki doesn’t sell cars in the UK.

Recent models, such as the have taken the Japanese to new levels of dynamic ability and quality, and while it’s nowhere near the top of its class, the Focus rival does a good job of providing family for not much money.

Similar could be said of the original

Built to take on the Toyota and Ford Ka, it offered a surprising of space for less cash, and was a enough vehicle to drive, handling and performance leagues of other budget rivals.

Now there’s an all-new Ignis, here for the first time in the UK and it adds more to the mix. as a five-door with a new 1.3-litre featuring variable valve the car can hold its head up against such as the Ford Fusion and Meriva – especially you look at the cost.

This 1.3 five-door model is priced at than £8,000 and is fitted electric windows, a decent CD and ABS as standard. Admittedly, the car isn’t inspiring in terms of styling with the headlights looking so to those of the Fusion, it’s difficult to tell the two models Boxy and functional is very the order of the day, but it’s and has moved away from the odd of previous upright Suzukis, as the Wagon R+.

The tall body and raised height make the cabin accessible, while also a commanding view of the road and of room for passengers front and It might have the dimensions of a but the Ignis is one of very few small capable of seating four in comfort.

On the road, the ride is if not brilliant, but the top-heavy style in dramatic body roll cornering hard. We’re not on the gear-box, either, with its notchy shift.

Where the Ignis does highly, though, is under the The 1.3-litre unit is eager to revving freely and maintaining an torque spread throughout the Performance is excellent and economy is good, although a fuel capacity of less than 41 limits the Ignis’s range.

The has been improved, too. Motors was involved in the car’s and Suzuki was allowed to raid the US parts cupboard. As a result, the of dials and switches will be to owners of Vauxhall Corsas and

The interior is reasonably stylish, a number of classy touches, the hooded instruments and built-in controls, all of which have a feel. If these kind of are to be expected from other new in the future, we’re looking to a massively improved range.

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