New Suzuki Ignis Lands In Europe, Plans To Steal The Hearts Of SUV-Lovers

Suzuki brought their new Ignis at the Paris Auto Show for its European debut, with the new compact crossover wanting to attract customers out for a versatile model that easy to live with.

Based on Suzuki’s new lightweight new-generation platform, the new Ignis comes powered by a mild hybrid powertrain which combines a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine with an integrated starter generator (ISG) and a lithium-ion battery pack.

A five-speed manual transmission will be offered as standard, with an five-speed AGS (Auto Gear Shift) automated manual gearbox to be offered as an option. Power is sent to all four wheels with the company’s AllGrip Auto four-wheel drive system that automatically distributes the engine torque to the front and rear axles.

With the minimum ground clearance set at 180mm, the new Suzuki Ignis promises to offer significantly better off-road capabilities than those of bigger crossovers, continuing the Japanese company’s great tradition on small off-roaders.

The new Suzuki Ignis also comes with all the necessary safety features, including a Dual Camera Brake Support system which utilizes stereo cameras that detect other vehicles and pedestrians ahead at speeds of 5km/h or above.

The cabin offers plenty of space and practicality, featuring many storage locations while the infotainment system comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Mirrorlink. A rear-view camera and a navigation system are also available.

Sales are scheduled to begin in Europe in January 2017, while pricing is yet to be disclosed.


  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    There is something eminently likeable about the design of this little car for me.
    Put their 1.4 boosterjet turbo engine (140 ps) in it with the four wheel drive and it could be fun.
    I hope it does well for Suzuki.

  • fabri99

    I think it looks rather fugly, but citycars sell like hotcakes in Italy so I guess I’ll see a lot of those around.

  • Christian

    Crossover? More like a Compact MPV like Nissan Note or Jazz…

  • Evo45

    It would be a nice rival to Dacia Sandero Stepway even though they are not very close at classes. What the Ignis needs is good pricing politics.

  • Cloudbusted

    it has a very likable and playful face and a funky interior. But the back and especially those hideous rear lights are really bad! Pitty…

  • Bram


  • TheHake

    I really like this. The old Ignis was nice, and this brings it bang up to date!

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