Suzuki Ignis vs Volkswagen Up! (2017) Comparative Review Video

Derivatives of the Volkswagen Up! and Suzuki Ignis are finalists in the budget car category of the 2017/18 #CarsAwards, so a head-to-head between the pugnacious city cars is bound to be a tight contest. Regular contributor and #CarsAwards judge Francisco Nwamba compares the 1.0 Take Up! with the 1.2 GLX version of its Japanese rival.

Both cars offer loads of appeal to the young and young at heart, whereas the (now exclusively 5-door for the South African market) Up! trades on its compactness, inherent solidity and classless appeal, the Ignis is funky, bigger than it looks and well specced.

There are a number of similarities in terms of the Volkswagen and Suzuki's packaging, but how do they compare in key areas when compared back to back? It's time to find out... 

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Further Reading

3 Reasons Why Suzuki Ignis 1.2 GL is #CarsAwards Finalist

3 Reasons Why Volkswagen Take Up! is #CarsAwards Finalist

Juliet McGuire tests a trio of budget cars

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Budget Cars

2017/18 Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank; Finalists

Cars Consumer Awards: Best Budget Car

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