The pint-sized Suzuki Ignis is being launched in South Africa this week. Here are specifications and pricing for this model.
The Ignis is a compact family car/crossover that's all about fun-sized, yet practical motoring. Three derivatives are available: 1.2 GL, 1.2 GLX and 1.2 GLX Auto and the distinctive newcomer adds some funkiness to a competitive segment that contains crossover-derivatives of compact hatchbacks and city cars, such as the Renault Sandero Stepway, Volkswagen Cross Up!, Toyota Etios Cross. Futhermore, the newcomer seems particularly well suited to local conditions: 180 mm of ground clearance is a boon on dirt- or poorly maintained roads.
Engine and transmission
There'll be just 1 engine with two transmission options for the 2017 Suzuki Ignis. It's a 1.2-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, with outputs of 61 kW and 113 Nm. It may not sound like much, but when you consider the Ignis weighs just 850 kg, performance will be spritely. Suzukis tend to offer great fuel consumption and the Ignis is claimed to sip 5.1 L/100 km.
Two transmission options are available: a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed automatic.
The Suzuki Ignis comes in two trim levels: GL and GLX
Features and equipment
The Suzuki Ignis 1.2 GL 5-speed manual comes standard with:
- Colour-coded door handles and mirrors
- Aircon, power steering
- Dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, BAS.
- Electric windows and mirrors
- USB/MP3/CD Player
- Remote central locking
- ISOFIX Child seat mounts
- 60/40 split folding rear seats
- Trip computer
The Suzuki Ignis 1.2 GLX 5-speed manual/automatic comes standard with:
- 15-inch black alloy wheels
- Black wheel arches
- Chrome grille
- Roof rails
- LED daytime running lights and LED projector headlamps
- Front fog lights
- Automatic climate control
- Keyless entry with start button
- Rear park distance control
- MP3/USB/CD Player with Bluetooth
- Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
Suzuki Ignis prices in South Africa
GL R169 900
GLX MT R189 900
GLX AMT R204 900
Prices include a 3-year/100 000 km manufacturer's warranty and a 2-year/30 000 km service plan.
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