Beginning 2017 brings Suzuki the Ignis back into the German car market. Like the Ignis built until 2007, the new edition is also a boxy city flea. However, the new comes with an SUV-like aura.
The five-door model, which is only around 3,70 meters long and has particularly short body overhangs, is smaller in size than the format of the currently booming mini-SUVs and could therefore be seen as the founder of a new segment of the micro-SUV. Despite its modest length, Suzuki promises a variable and everyday interior that can accommodate up to 5 people and up to 267 liters of luggage in the rear.
Although a small car, the workplace is equipped with all kinds of amenities. For example, there is automatic climate control and a large touchscreen for the infotainment system, which also has all the standard connectivity standards for connecting smartphones. The little Japanese is also very modern in terms of safety: A stereo camera enables functions such as the emergency brake assistant with pedestrian detection or a lane departure warning.
The only available engine is an 1,2 liter petrol engine that delivers 66 kW / 90 PS and 120 Newton meters of torque. The four-cylinder can be combined with a five-speed manual gearbox or with an automated manual gearbox and is available with front or all-wheel drive. The consumption of the front-wheel drive version is said to be 4,6 liters, with four-wheel drive the fuel consumption increases by 0,4 liters. In addition, Suzuki will offer a mild hybrid version that can reduce consumption to 4,3 liters thanks to an integrated starter generator via recuperation.
(Mario Hommen / SP-X)