The universe SUV and crossover is becoming more and more wide. Just a few days ago we attended the presentation of the new Opel Crossland X, a crossover segment B, while today we have put ourselves at the controls of the new Suzuki Ignis, a crossover segment that will call the attention by its different look the rest of the market, although it is best to get in and drive it to verify their skills.
Suzuki is not a brand precisely newbie in the field of SUVS and crossovers of reduced size. Some of them, like the Suzuki Vitara, have had a great acceptance in the global market, being recognized in all points of the globe. In the Ignis, for his part, will not be a car that we see on every corner. The brand has commented that in the fiscal year (1 April 2017 to 31 march 2018) provide for to market around 1,000 units in Spain, of which 20 % will be 4×4.
The image of the Suzuki Ignis is very particular. We sense that the japanese firm has designed this crossover looking for a clear differentiation aesthetic with the rest of the market, that when someone see it from far away recognize it easily. In any case, the Suzuki Ignis has a simple design, but studied. We will have 14 shades for the body to choose, being 9 in finish, one-coloured and the remaining 5 two-tone (black roof).
In the front we met some headlights LED lighting and square shapes even though with rounded corners that communicate with each other through a thick air intake horizontal, on their central zone, receives a line, the chrome and the emblem of the brand. The bumper is very bulky and leaves a lot of surface to the view. The registration is located in the lower part of the same and to the extremes we have the lights of fog.
The side is something curious. Looking for the Suzuki Ignis from this perspective we see that a car is very compact, with the wheels in the corners and almost no overhangs and with a considerable height. We also call attention to the shapes of their doors, especially the rear, and the rear pillar with three diagonal lines that we can remember the symbol of a certain brand of sportswear. Their tires, 16-inch, in the units that were available during the presentation, they were black in color and in some cases took in detail the registration Ignis on a color identical to that of the body.
Change and visualize your behind. This view allows us to account, rather than the front, so narrow that it is this vehicle. At least as well perceived, as it is also very high. The drivers occupy a large area of the back, while the bumper is also very bulky. A bumper which, by the way, you receive an added thick black color that gives more robustness to the whole.
And as we have spoken of a car is tall and narrow, I cite his exterior dimensions. The Suzuki Ignis measures 3.7 metres long, 1,69 wide, 1,59 high, and your battle is to 2.43 metres. As we said, its overhangs are very short. Highlighted also by its turning radius of just 4.7 metres, and for its ground clearance of 18 cm; surpassing by 2 cm to the Fiat Panda Cross and for 4 cm to Opel Adam Rocks.
What is certain is that, looking in from the outside, it may seem to us a car with a passenger compartment, tiny at first glance. But the height of your body and the great distance between axes allow an interior quite broad to be a car of this segment. In the squares front we’ll have a space just, seeming that we are quite close to the companion, but it compensates with a large space for the head.
This urban crossover is approved for four people, something that seems quite logical in a car of these dimensions. rear seats, with easy access for height and gate opening, to give enough play for the simple fact that feature length can be adjusted independent. That is to say, we can to advance or retard each corner post individually. In your position the more delayed the space will be roomy in all dimensions, always bearing in mind that we are in a segment. There will be No problems neither for the feet, or the knees, or to the head.
One of the key points of this car is its trunk. With the rear seats sliding its volume varies between 260 and 373 litres. That is to say, we can have, in a urban car, with a loading capacity similar to that of a Volkswagen Golf or a Suzuki Vitara, to quote a model of the same house. Yes, we must keep in mind that the advance fully to the second row, the leg room is virtually non-existent, leaving them almost dead. Be that as it may, it is a great solution for part of Suzuki.
once analyzed its habitability, it is time to review your interior design. The Suzuki Ignis looking for a price to the public reduced, so that we cannot expect a high quality of materials and cushioned. All the materials are hard and the touch of some items is disappointing, but what is certain is that we have not heard cracks of concern to the circular areas of asphalt broken.
with Regard to the design itself, it is quite simple, that is not therefore unattractive. Suzuki has preferred the straight lines and an ordered distribution. The steering wheel is multifunctional and, unfortunately, only provides adjustment in height and not in depth. At least the belt itself can be adjusted. In the center of the dashboard is located the touch screen main, which is of 7 inches and allows us to manage the browser, the audio and some other functions of the vehicle such as the reversing camera. By the way, is the last in terms of connectivity, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
And as we have spoken of screens, in the dashboard we have a main dial of large dimensions that shows the speed at which we drive, a second dial is smaller on the left side and, on the right, a display 3.5 inch TFT that makes the on-board computer.
finally, the interior is “cute”. details in the same color as the body as the envelope of the lower part and middle of the dashboard or the door handles. There will also be contrasts of materials, some in white and others in black. In addition, there is a large number of holes slides, most of them quite generous, by the way.
The Suzuki Ignis is powered by the engine 1.2 Dualjet 90 HP with four-cylinder and the air intake atmospheric, that is to say, it has no turbo. Surprisingly, the signature japanese also incorporate a variant (micro)hybrid called the particular SHV (s) (Smart Hybrid Vehicle Suzuki). It is not a plug-in hybrid, nor does it have anything to do with a Toyota Prius or C-HR that regenerates the braking. Its capacity is minimum, developing about 4 HP. Suzuki tells us that it is incorporated with the aim of improving the response and save on the torn-off from a standing start, but it may not work by itself, that is to say, the heat engine will always be in operation.
on the other hand, the Suzuki Ignis can be associated to a transmission 5-speed manual or another automatic, and may opt also for traction 4×2 or 4×4. The hybrid version can only be combined with the manual gearbox and front-wheel drive, while the automatic gearbox may not be associated with traction 4×4.
behind The wheel
During the presentation we were able to drive the Suzuki Ignis with manual shift mode and finish GLX for several tens of kilometers; and we are brought a pleasant surprise: is going very well. Its light weight of just 810 kilos gives him an agility that would like many other utilities, both for behavior on curves, such as for reactivity to the demands of the right pedal, as by agility in changes of direction in the city.
environments urban are their habitat. There are moves like a fish in the water by its short turning radius and for your riding position to something high that will make easier the work. But best of all is that, to get out of the urban cores, it also shows a behavior very noble. Well it is on secondary roads with curves or in autov��ace, the Ignis has behaved rather better than expected. No balances in excess, nor you have a stay dry and expressways is not affected too much lateral wind (and it will not be because it is not high or because they do not do the wind during the presentation).
Your engine has a sufficient power to speed up with a relative “explosion” in urban roads, and also to drive to maximum speeds legal on roadways. As in all the maximum power, it is necessary to resort to the change of gears if we want to gain speed quickly, but to tell you the truth it seemed that we had more power as was found under the right pedal. It is one of the advantages of the reduced weight. For its part, nor is it achanta to the minimum slope, taking into account the type of car that we have between hands.
If you ask for consumption, we have not been able to make some measurements exhaustive since it has been only a touchdown. However, in one of the tours that combined a few kilometres from loitering bill for the centre of Madrid and a distance of rather more long highway, the box of instruments marked a data less than 5 liters, and 4.8 l/100 km in particular. We look for a test for several days to be able to say categorically, but it doesn’t seem to anything a car gaston.
The Suzuki Ignis is offered in two levels of equipment, the GLE and GLX. It has come to our attention that a car of this segment, which looks for simplicity and an affordable price, has safety and security systems as vital and effective as the alert, lane keeping, detector fatigue or to the braking autonomous emergency with pedestrian detection. All this is achieved thanks to the dual camera located on the windshield, called Dual Camera Brake Support.
- Air conditioning
- rear Seats delizantes
- Screen central touch without browser
- roof Rails
- Extension step of wheels
- aluminium Wheels in 16-inch black
- Crystals obscured
- Heated front seats
- Function, “Guide Me”
- exterior Mirrors electrically adjustable and heated
- multifunction steering Wheel
- 4 speakers
- 6 airbags
- Dual Camera Brake Support
- central touch-Screen with browser
- Climate control monozona
- Headlights LED
- cruise Control
- Opening and hands-free start –
- Control hill start
- Flashers in exterior mirrors
- leather steering Wheel
- Windows rear electric
- 4 speakers and 2 tweeters
Prices of sale to the public recommended not counting the discounts for the launch campaign, which would be 2,000 euros, or funding, 1,000 euros more discount.
|1.2 Dualjet 90 HP||4×2||Manual||GLE||14.200 €|
|1.2 Dualjet 90 HP||4×2||Manual||GLX||15.950 €|
|1.2 Dualjet 90 HP||4×2||Auto||GLX||16.850 €|
|1.2 Dualjet particular SHV (s) 90 HP||4×2||Manual||GLX||16.750 €|
|1.2 Dualjet 90 HP||4×4||Manual||GLE||15.700 €|
|1.2 Dualjet 90 HP||4×4||Manual||GLX||17.450 €|