What makes the Suzuki Ignis 1.2 GL a strong contender in the Budget Car category of the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards programme – powered by WesBank? Read on…
The Ignis is the latest addition in Suzuki’s lineup and with its quirky styling and raised ride height, it brings crossover appeal to the budget car segment. With an attractive blend of affordability, practicality and frugality, the Ignis has much to offer.
3 Reasons Why Suzuki Ignis 1.2 GL is #CarsAwards Finalist
1. Brand strength and attractive pricing
Suzuki is the current #CarsAwards Brand of the Year champion, and for good reason. Suzuki has a sterling reputation for building durable, long-lasting cars. Locally it is one of the fastest-growing brands and customer satisfaction ratings have always been very good.
More than this, the Ignis 1.2 GL is attractively priced at R169 900 and is sold with Suzuki’s usual 3-year/100 000 km warranty and also has, as standard, a service plan of 2-years/30 000 km.
2. Practical city car
The Suzuki Ignis is powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.2-litre petrol engine offering 61 kW and 113 Nm of torque with a claimed fuel consumption figure of 5.1 L/100km. Suzuki is one of the few manufacturers that is often able to reach its claimed figures, so you can expect solid results at the pumps.
The Ignis combines its frugality with practicality by offering a sizable 260-litre load bay. With the 60/40 split rear seats folded down, space increases further to 947 litres. Furthermore, its 180mm ground clearance makes it well-suited to local conditions and will be particularly useful on gravel or poor road surfaces.
3. Value for money
The Ignis 1.2 GL comes standard with air conditioning, front and rear electric windows, a Bluetooth Radio/CD player with USB and auxiliary support. In terms of safety, the Ignis is fitted with 2 airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist. The Ignis is therefore difficult to ignore in the budget car segment.
Watch our video review of the Suzuki Ignis below!
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