Suzuki Ignis Crossover Debuts At Paris Motor Show

Oct 01, 2016 03:46 AM EDT | Mariechris Felipe


The Suzuki Ignis Crossover debuted at the Paris Motor Show yesterday. The Ignis is based on the IM-4 concept presented by Suzuki at the Geneva Motor Show and can be a great choice for those looking for an economic crossover. The Ignis hopes to get its fair share of fans in the European and U.S. market.

Economic Crossover Sets To Impress

Based on the Suzuki IM-4 Concept, the new Ignis comes at a production version with the least possible aesthetic changes, given the very good response it got from the public last Tokyo Motor Show. It gained attention for its retro design that was highlighted in the vehicle's front with its very angled roof.

The Suzuki Ignis Crossover is 3.7 meters long, 1.7 meters wide and 1.6 meters high, dimensions that allow offering a trunk with a capacity of up to 267 liters. The high square body helps maximize interior space with four seats. and a large trunk space. The Suzuki ignis is perfect for those looking for an economic multipurpose vehicle as it is halfway between a minivan and an SUV.

The Japanese model has a simple interior with plastic on the dash, but with a modern look thanks to the central tablet and the design of the push buttons in the vehicle's center console.

On the other hand, the most important qualitative leap that we see in the Suzuki Ignis is in its security and connectivity. The Suzuki Ignis Crossover comes with Bluetooth, a USB port, and compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link.

Navigation functions are also expected through the integrated infotainment system. Safety systems include detection of vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles using cameras. An emergency braking system, lane change warning and fatigue warning and driving assist features are also included.

A Possible Hybrid Crossover

For now, we know the engines of the Ignis is a gasoline engine of 111 hp 1.0 turbo which is mounted on the new platform shared with the new Baleno. We also do know that a possible hybrid will be in the future as the Suzuki IM-4 Concept which the Ignis is based on has a hybrid propulsion system that combined a 1.2-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor, and sending power to all four wheels of the vehicle. Based on the possibilities of this new platform, the new Suzuki Ignis Crossover could also feature the 1.0-liter turbo 'Boosterjet' newly developed engine.

The new Ignis will arrive in January 2017 for a starting price which will be around 12,000 euros only - a very economical price for a good crossover. It aims to rival the Volkswagen Polo and get its fair share of fans in the US and European market.

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