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 Post subject: Anyone test driven new ignis?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:27 am 
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Just wondering if anyone had bought or test driven the new ignis, its a little bit quirky in looks but made more in the mode of older suzukis where they have gone for light weight(8??kg)
I have a 2017 3cyl mirage and it feels like your driving a cheap aluminium coke can around , very tinny and rattly with not much comfort,but awesome fuel consumption,just wondering if ignis is similar or better

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:15 pm 
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Have not driven one but have seen one at the local supermarket carpark. White with black mags and a few other black accents and it looks really good. I think it looks better than the facelifted Swift. Seems to be more and more popping up around the area.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:36 pm 
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Yep I dont mind the looks,but I really like the light weight 815kgs in manual form

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:29 pm 
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That's pretty impressive for a modern car. They all seem to be getting heavier these days.
Would be interested to see what potential there is in the new engines and if it can be boosted as it runs fairly decent comp ratio of 12:1.
Also doesn't look like there's much room for bigger (wider) tyres without flares?


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I drove one a few months ago, actually the day it was released in NZ, yes it's light, it feels it too and the k12 engine is actually quite good, it didn't feel underpowered, space wise they did a great job of packaging it but the driving dynamics let it down as does the way the models are specced.

Steering is naturally too light but the ride height is ridiculous, feels like it's going to fall over, and has a bit of the typical small suzuki pitch and roll, it desperately needs some 40mm lowering springs and some decent wheels & tyres and then I think it would be a fun little town car, its just a shame that if you want a manual you can't get some of the "extra's" like sliding rear seats or height adjustment for the front passenger.

After getting out of the Ignis and into a new vanilla Swift you realise just how light the Ignis is.

Personally I'm hoping the new VW Up Gti will be sold here early next year, it's not much bigger than the Ignis and naturally a lot more expensive but I'm sure it will be as close to the original swift gti as we're ever going to get these days.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone test driven new ignis?
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Bought this the other day,2017 ignis with k12 engine and cvt


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:37 am 
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Whats the plans for this one Dave? I'm keen to see what they do with the new swift sport

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone test driven new ignis?
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So is the next step to buy a written off Baleno Turbo and harvest the BoosterJet engine? :twisted:

Dattman wrote:
Personally I'm hoping the new VW Up Gti will be sold here early next year


Do you still get the base model Up! over there? They discontinued it in Aus a couple of years ago due to poor sales. It's highly unlikely we'll see the GTi version here.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone test driven new ignis?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:38 am 
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Dave, I see lowering and black wheels in your future.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone test driven new ignis?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:53 pm 
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Certainly needs lowering for looks ,Im interested to see if k14 engine bolts straight in

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[YLD80Y] wrote:
Do you still get the base model Up! over there? They discontinued it in Aus a couple of years ago due to poor sales. It's highly unlikely we'll see the GTi version here.

Well I don't ever remember seeing them at any dealer but here is a 2nd hand one sold NZ new apparently.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-ca ... 076711.htm

From all the road tests I've read, they are planning to sell the gti version in Aus early next year.

I've just bought a new Skoda wagon 2 weeks ago and asked the sales guy to put my name onto any EOI register for the UP Gti in the future, hopefully we can convince VAG to allocate some RHD models for this part of the world. [-o<


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https://www.goauto.com.au/future-models ... 56876.html

That's a hard no. :lol:

I was reading another article that says the Up GTi weighs just shy of a tonne. That puts it on par with the Baleno Turbo at 82kw/975kg (vs 85kw/997kg). The stocko Ignis is not much worse off in terms of power/weight at 66kw/815kg. Of course there's no argument that the VW would be a much nicer overall package than either of the Suzuki offerings.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:07 pm 
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At 8.8 secs to 100 its not 'fast' but the 230nm of torque does mean the hp/kg ratio doesn't look that flash on paper, I'm sure with the go-kart handling it will 'feel' fast.

Hadn't read that one, I'd still be very surprised if they didn't sell it in Aus though.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone test driven new ignis?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:16 am 
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Well, Ive now become a fan of the new Ignis ,I bought a white cvt one for my wife and having driven it a fair bit myself really love the drive,engine is pretty good ,cvt is the best small car cvt Ive driven,we average 5.4litres per hundred and think we should get under 5 on a decent motorway run.
I would say this is the closest thing Suzuki have made to a old gti in years, its just as much fun, much more comfortable and you can feel how light and nimble the car is.
So Ive been buying all the damaged Ignis I can get atm (on my 5th repairable now)and have decided to build one for myself with a small turbo of course, trying to retain all the cars features such as a/c and good fuel economy but give it say 50hp more power.
So stay tuned.

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Nice work Dave... Keen too see where this goes!

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone test driven new ignis?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:41 pm 
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dmwdave wrote:
...and have decided to build one for myself with a small turbo of course, trying to retain all the cars features such as a/c and good fuel economy but give it say 50hp more power.


Did you work out if the K14B will fit? I'm amazed that my mum's Vitara Turbo turns in about 5.8L/100kms pushing 105kw. It's a great little donk.

I'd imagine the K10B 3cyl turbo in the latest Baleno would be a good substitute for the Ignis if the 4 banger won't fit.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone test driven new ignis?
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The Ignis has a four cyl k12 as std,so yes there would be no foreseeable reason why the k14 wouldn't fit, as always with the modern technology the hardest part of a k14 turbo swap would be sorting out the wireing and Im not really a fan of the suzuki turbo/ manifold being integrated into the head.I do have a spare na k14 so may have a look at fitting it, then aftermarket turbo/ manifold
not too sure on that yet as i just want it to be a cheap fun project that i can use as a daily driver.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone test driven new ignis?
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I test drive one when they first came out last year, I loved the CX-G flashback styling and the quirkiness of the design. I thought they had heaps of potential. I almost bought one but with all the extras I wanted it was going to cost me the same as the new swift was at that point, so I waited until they released the sport model to buy something. Can't wait to see what you do with it Dave. =D> 8)

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