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Suzuki Ignis

GL Car Review

NRMA Motoring Date: 1 2001

Suzuki’s successful model has now been superseded by an series of three and five hatchbacks named ‘Ignis’, a that comes from the meaning ‘fire’ and ‘light’.

The enters a thriving light market and is targeted to appeal to the professional sector. Established already exists from such as Daewoo, Daihatsu, Holden, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, Proton and Toyota.

The follows the styling of many hatches with a small type body that, quite practical, may not be everyone’s of a sporty looking hatch. Up the Ignis has a contemporary solid appearance, while the rear high lamp assemblies and with a wagon type hatch. The five-door model has roof rails and a small side window.

The Ignis comes only in form in either a three-door or a five-door ‘GL’, both of are available in automatic or manual Purchase price for the manual version is $13,490 and the five-door is The only options are automatic at $1500 and airconditioning for the three-door at

The five-door GL as tested is priced at

The standard equipment list for GA and GL models includes power CD player, tachometer, split/reclining seats, rear window and wiper, luggage cover, wipers, tinted glass, airbags, engine immobiliser and adjustable front seatbelts pre-tensioners. The GL adds electric windows and mirrors, central airconditioning, height and lumbar driver’s seat, rear head restraints (outer childproof rear door and roof rails.

An all-alloy 1.3 DOHC, 16 valve engine the Ignis and its claimed design include very low noise, emissions and fuel consumption. to the front wheels is transferred via a manual, or in the case of our test a four speed automatic

McPherson struts are utilised in the suspension and a three-link trailing arm with coil springs is at the rear. The brake system of power assisted ventilated at the front and drums at the rear.

only tiny in overall there are numerous storage including an under dash on both sides, a tray the passenger’s seat and a compartment the rear luggage area all in addition to the normal glovebox, and seat pockets and console The luggage space is quite but can be extended by folding part or the split rear seat to an additional flat storage

Seating for the front passenger and is fairly basic with support somewhat lacking, and there is sufficient space for the person, taller drivers probably feel a little Rear seat space is tight with limited leg and room and the lack of a centre restraint emphasises the limited use of the centre position.

The instrument and layout is conventional by Australian with all controls within reach, light to operate, and clear labelling. The engine passively arms itself 30 after the engine is switched and even if the vehicle is left the doors have to be locked and with the remote before the can be started. Although this be considered a good security it can be most annoying at times.

The 1.3 litre engine and automatic works well around the and suburbs with good and nippy performance. However, the road reveals the combination’s where it is quite an effort to highway speeds amidst gear shifting and operational in an attempt to keep up with the

The Ignis stands tall on the and on parts of our more open it makes a fair target for winds, with some Around town however, its handling characteristics are quite and predictable. The brake system is in design and specification but produces and consistent results.


The concept of the Ignis is attractive as a second vehicle for commuting. However, apart standard dual airbags and CD in the base model, it is no better than most of the comparative and in the format tested, the purchase brings it in line with fairly stiff competition. purchasers would be well to give consideration to manual in a vehicle of this size and power.

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