Nica Onate / Suzuki | December 07, 2016 07:41
2017 Suzuki Ignis gets Dualjet engine, 4WD and hybrid option
More details about Suzuki's latest crossover has been revealed. First making its world debut during the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the Ignis is a mini crossover that blends distinct styling and practicality in a very compact package.
With a length size of only 3,700 mm, the new Suzuki Ignis features a unique front section with integrated LED headlights. It also pays homage to the first-generation Cervo SC100 Whizzkid's C pillar design and Swift's A- and B-pillar design.
The new Ignis is fitted with 15-inch alloy wheels, body colored door mirrors, and front electric windows that come as standard. Options available for the Ignis include a rear view camera, 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, rear electric windows, LED headlights, wheel arch extensions and four seat capacity with individually sliding rear seats.
The automaker offers the Ignis in eight different solid colors, five optional metallic colors and five two tone colors. Meanwhile, the roof color for all models is called Super Pearl Black Metallic.
Inside, the new Ignis is equipped with a round shape air-conditioning panel. It also features a futuristic look with the unique instrument cluster design. Apart from these, the interior color depends on the client's choice of exterior color. Orange and metallic titanium accent colors provide an active image that match a crossover. In addition, DAB radio with bluetooth comes as standard.
The five-seater has decent cargo space as well. With the rear seats up, it has 204-liters of luggage space. On the other hand, with the rear seats folded, the Ignis offers 267-liters of space.
Under the hood, it is powered by a 1.2-liter inline-four with Dualjet technlogy (K12C). Derived from the Swift, the engine puts out 90 PS at 6000 rpm along with 120 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, with the Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) system, the new Ignis only emits 97g/km of CO2 and has an average fuel consumption 27.8 km/l (2WD models). For those that prefer 4WD, Suzuki's AllGrip Auto is available for the new Ignis. First applied on the Swift, the engine can deliver power to the rear wheels via a viscous coupling.
Additional driver aids that come with the 4WD system include: hill-descent control (HDC) and Grip Control which applies the brakes to the wheels that are slipping while simultaneously delivering torque to the wheels that have the most grip.
Other safety equipments include Suzuki‘s Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) concept, Dual Camera Brake Support (DCBS), collapsible structures, frame structure and rigid cabin structure.