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Suzuki Ignis Hatchback Review

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Suzuki Ignis
29 Nov 2016 14:46 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 17:32

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It seems just about every car manufacturer worth its salt is throwing its hat into the small SUV ring, but few are more experienced at building them than Suzuki.

This time around, Suzuki has taken the 'small' part to the extreme; the Ignis is just 3.7m long and 1.7m wide. It's so small, in fact, that it’s about the same size as the Volkswagen Up and Kia Picanto city cars. However, with its flared arches, bluff nose and jacked-up stance, there’s no mistaking it for anything other than a radically designed and eye-catching baby SUV.

Just one engine is available: Suzuki's 89bhp 1.2-litre petrol unit, which has the further option of a more fuel-efficient mild hybrid version that was previously seen in the Baleno hatchback. And to prove its SUV worthiness, you can also opt for four-wheel drive.

There are four trims to choose from: SZ3, SZ-T, SZ5 and Adventure, the latter being an SZ-T with an enhanced styling package. Read on to find out which gets our vote and if we think the Ignis is worth considering over other similar-priced small SUVs, such as the Dacia Duster.

And if you do want an Ignis, head over to our New Car Deals page, where you could find a good saving at a nearby dealer.


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This limited-edition trim is based on SZ-T, meaning it gets a reversing camera, 16in alloys and roof rails, but it adds a rear spoiler, side stripes, front and rear skid plates and coloured front f...View trim
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It’s probably best to spend a little more on SZ-T trim, but entry-level SZ3 still comes with front electric windows, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, four speakers and air conditioning. It does miss out on...View trim
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Still sold at a competitive price, but it’s probably best sticking to SZ-T. This trim adds LED headlights, rear electric windows, a leather steering wheel, keyless entry and start, climate and crui...View trim
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It's easy to see why this is the best seller. It adds 16in wheels, a 6.2in infotainment touchscreen, a rear-view camera and clever sliding rear seats...View trim
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