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 Post subject: New Ignis confirmed for Australia
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:26 am 
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I just came across this announcement from early October on Suzuki's website:
http://www.suzuki.com.au/suzuki-life/ne ... -australia
This is no real surprise. The concept was rolled out last year at Tokyo Auto Salon.

Specs are difficult to track down, but Suzuki are promoting it as a small SUV that sits under the new Vitara in the lineup. Confusingly that's where the S-Cross is currently pitched, and the Ignis is only available in FWD. Personally I think the Ignis looks smaller than the S-Cross, somewhere around the size of the Swift. Kind of like an on-road version of the Jimny.

Apparently it will get the 1L boosterjet engine as an option, which is pretty cool.
I also think it looks dope. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: New Ignis confirmed for Australia
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:51 pm 
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I agree, love the look of the new Ignis. It will be awesome with the BoosterJet engine.
Suzuki are getting their groove on, finally.... also starting to advertise, again, finally!


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 Post subject: Re: New Ignis confirmed for Australia
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:32 am 
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I personally like the flared wheel arches & C pillar
The car has potential, esp with the 1.0L Booster jet engine
Weight is around 900kg, even less than the Ignis Sport

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 Post subject: Re: New Ignis confirmed for Australia
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:46 pm 
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Suzuki Australia have confirmed we get neither the turbo or AWD variants. We get the choice of GL or GLX, both with the DualJet 1.2L N/A motor. Yawn! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: New Ignis confirmed for Australia
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:41 am 
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I won't hold my breath waiting for an Ignis Sport model

Suzuki is definitely targeting inner city dwellers & the young 18-25 age group, not car enthusiast...zzz

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 Post subject: Re: New Ignis confirmed for Australia
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:49 am 
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I was thoroughly disappointed when I headed to the dealership the other day.

Only the gl comes in manual. Cvt gearbox is standard with the glx.

Looks good, is comfy to sit in (compared to a mk2 gti :lol: ), but the drivetrain/engine combo lets it down.

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 Post subject: Re: New Ignis confirmed for Australia
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:10 pm 
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So the wife and I went out this morning looking for a 3rd car, a runabout to save clocking up Kms on our main cars, 1st stop was the local Suzuki dealer.

As Pauly said, looks like if you want a manual in this part of the world then it has to be the GL, which means no sliding rear seats, a whole bunch of other differences and most importantly for me being 6ft + no height adjustable drivers seat, which is a pity as it's a really tall car and really high seats, again only the 1.2 but it actually goes better than I expected ( I had low expectations to be fair for a 1.2), the low 820kg kerb weight is certainly noticeable.

Personally it needs lowering springs and a lower seat, its a funky design and lots of space despite its small exterior size.

The salesman did say though that the 1.0 Booster jet engine will be available in NZ sometime later this year but didn't know when, there is hope for you guys!

After testing the Ignis, Swift, Swift Sport, Mazda 2 sport & Jazz RS we ended up getting a 1.4 5spd Polo instead.


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