The 2017 Suzuki Ignis has hit the mini sport utility vehicle market with attractive chunky looks yet sleek dimensions. Suzuki have a long history with the small car combined with four-wheel drive expertise, they’ve been making the renowned Jimny and variants for nearly 30 years.
The 2017 Ignis measures in at a compact 3,700mm in length; 1,690mm wide; and 1,595m high weighing just 860kg depending on extras. Powered by a one option petrol 1.2-litre Dualjet it can do 0-60 in 11.8sec with a top speed of 106mph. They also offer a mild hybrid version for front-wheel and four-wheel drive models called SHVS (smart hybrid vehicle). An integrated generator acts as both generator and starter motor so boosts the engine under acceleration to 0-60 in 11.1 seconds and recharges the battery when slowing down or braking. It’s certainly ticking lots of boxes with hill descent and enhanced grip functions the Ignis SHVS 4×4 is designed to go anywhere on or off road with a combined 60.1mpg and 106g CO2 emissions.
Despite it’s compact size, the Ignis has a spacious cabin. There’s enough room to carry 4 adults comfortably and have 267 litres of boot space. Rear seats can be folded to increase capacity to 1100 litres. Suzuki’s 2017 Ignis has been priced keenly in the market with top of the range version coming in under £14k. These extras include alloy wheels, a touchscreen system with navigation, a reversing camera, roof rails keyless entry, climate control, cruise control and of course a choice of funky 2 tone paint options.