Suzuki introduced an updated crossover IgnisAugust 11, 2020
The Japanese company has revamped its Suzuki Ignis crossover with a few cosmetic changes, technology, and an improved version of the 1.2-liter hybrid powertrain. Restyled model now on sale in the UK starting at £ 13,999
The coronavirus pandemic was instrumental in the launch of the 2021 Suzuki Ignis in Europe, but the versatile city car is finally on sale in the United Kingdom, six months after its debut. Exterior changes to the Suzuki Ignis include a new five-bar grille, new skid plates, and revised front and rear bumpers with trapezoidal inserts. Buyers can also choose from three new paint finishes – Caravan Ivory Pearl Metallic, Rush Yellow Metallic and Tough Khaki Pearl Metallic.
The interior of the restyled Ignis features a new digital instrument cluster with black and white piping and two additional accents in the interior trim – Lazuli Medium Blue Pearl and Medium Gray Metallic. Like the outgoing model, a 7-inch display of the updated infotainment system has appeared in the center of the dashboard.
Suzuki has updated the crossover’s 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol unit with a new fuel injection system, variable valve timing, variable displacement oil pump and electric piston cooling nozzles – all of which, according to the manufacturer, increased the efficiency of the power unit: power and torque figures. torque are 82 horsepower and 107 newton meters, respectively.
The updates have also extended to the Ignis hybrid system. The technology is standard across the Japanese brand’s crossover lineup, including a larger battery capacity and an improved belt-driven starter / alternator that Suzuki says will provide the best fuel economy and lowest CO2 emissions.
As standard, the 1.2-liter hybrid powertrain sends power to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission, although buyers can still opt for the all-wheel-drive Ignis. Finally, the redesigned Ignis is now optionally available with a CVT gearbox in the SZ-T and SZ5 versions.
Standard equipment for the refreshed entry-level Ignis SZ3 includes 15-inch steel wheels, LED headlights, six airbags, body-colored door mirrors, electric front windows, rear screen protector, air conditioning and a DAB radio with Bluetooth connectivity.
The SZ-T models get 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, wheel arch extensions, a rearview camera and touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Unlike the entry-level model, buyers get four seats instead of five, with the standard rear seat being replaced by a pair of retractable rear seats.
The top-of-the-line Suzuki SZ5 comes with a pair of front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, satellite navigation, keyless entry and rear power windows, and a range of driver assistance technologies.
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