Suzuki has premieredthe Ignis, its latest compact crossover, at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show.This is the same car that was initially calledthe iM-4 concept (see our Suzuki iM-4 image gallery here) andpreviewed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
The Ignis is powered bya1.2-litre Dualjet engine with theSHVS technology,mated to aCVT.The car will available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive guises.
On the outside, the Ignis carries over most of the design cues from the iM-4 concept. The Ignis has neat creases running around the boxy exterior of the car. The bootlid is not the regular design seen on most conventional crossovers, with asharp angle between the tail gate and the rear window pane. Suzuki claims that the Ignis' high ground clearance should allow for confident driving on snowy roads and rough tracks."
The interior of the Ignisis functional and neat but a little basic. It gets all the essentialgoodiesexpected ofa car in this age, including a touchscreen infotainment system.Thecar looks like it is based on ahatchback-crossover theme similar tothe Kwid. It measures up to 3700mm x 1660mm x 1595mm in length, width and height, which makes it only marginally larger than the Kwid (3679mm x 1579mm x 1478mm).
At the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Suzuki hasalso displayed theIgnis-Trail concept which, on the outside, is the same car with the addition of a few frills.
The Suzuki Ignis-Trail concept