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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
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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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Driven...

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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 Post subject: Re: New Ignis confirmed for Australia
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Such a disappointing effort from Suzuki, I had high hopes for this ..


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 Post subject: Re: New Ignis confirmed for Australia
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:11 pm 
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Here's an odd comparison of the Ignis to a Mazda CX-3.
http://www.motoring.com.au/mazda-cx-3-v ... on-105976/
As the photos show they're not really even in the same size class. Interestingly the Ignis has more boot space - boxy Japanese styling FTW!

A few weeks ago I saw a line of new Ignises... Ignis'? Igni? at the local dealship and had to take a look. In typical Suzuki fashion they look great from any angle except the back, which I can forgive because the front end is s**t hot, and the flared arches would look great stuffed with bigger wheels.

What I can't forgive is the awful interior, which must have been designed and supplied by Tupperware. In the photos I had assumed the white door cards and lower dash were vinyl, but it is just poorly painted plastic. Then you've got the ICE system - basically a tablet glued in the middle of the dashboard as an afterthought.

That aside, if they release a Sport version with Recaros and a BoosterJet engine I'll be all over it. :lol:

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That looks like the GLX model, it has the digital climate control
I thought these only came with an auto
The picture shows a manual
Must be an o/s model shown

I like the vertical needles on the tacho & speedo
I quite like the design, just needs to be lowered with 6" rims, not 5s

If they do bring out a Sport model with the 1L triple, don't hold your breath on Recaros being part of the package, maybe no manual trans either...

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 Post subject: Re: New Ignis confirmed for Australia
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I'd happily sign up for an auto BoosterJet. Mum's turbo Vitara has plenty of poke despite the slushbox.

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 Post subject: Re: New Ignis confirmed for Australia
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Looks like VW want to take the money: http://www.caradvice.com.au/552151/volk ... ent=552151


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beyondtool wrote:
Looks like VW want to take the money: http://www.caradvice.com.au/552151/volk ... ent=552151


[-o< sign me up, a modern small car with full safety features, good build quality and decent performance.


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