The facelifted Suzuki Ignis recently made its international debut. This upgrade includes changes to both the styling and powertrain.
The facelift model retains most of the design elements that made it so popular while adding a new SUV-style five-spoke front grille, along with front and rear bumpers featuring trapezoid shape silver under garnishes, amplifying the overall SUV character and uniqueness.
Complementing the characteristic styling of the exterior, the interior of the Ignis was designed with futuristic urban styling and sweeping horizontal lines that convey the breadth and a feeling of space.
This has been further enhanced in the facelift model, with new gunmetal grey or blue accents matched to grey or blue seat upholsteries.
The instrument panel, featuring a newly designed meter cluster, has been updated with a contrast of black and white that is simple in composition but leaves a bold impression.
The Ignis is available in eleven single-tone and seven two-tone colours, including three new shades – Caravan Ivory Pearl Metallic, Rush Yellow Metallic, Tough Khaki Pearl Metallic.
The updated K12D 1.2 DUALJET engine powering the new Ignis features a new dual-injection system and offers both powerful response and high fuel efficiency. This high-level balance is made possible through advances that include an electric intake VVT (variable valve timing), a variable displacement oil pump and electric piston cooling jets.
Suzuki is also adding a mild-hybrid option, as well as a new CVT gearbox.
It’s not yet clear when the facelifted Ignis will arrive in SA, or whether these new engine/gearbox options will be available.
We’ll keep you posted.