On September 29, Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled its all-new Ignis to the European market at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
The Ignis is a new crossover that offers a stylish exterior and exceptional convenience. By inheriting the design elements from Suzukiâ€™s previous models, the Ignis was developed as a compact crossover that features a combination of new and existing styling.
The Ignis is based on a new lightweight and highly rigid platform which combined with its newly designed suspension, provides exceptional handing for secure rides in any driving condition.
The powertrain for the European model is a SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) mild hybrid system, which combines an integrated starter generator (ISG) with a lithium-ion battery, and a 1.2-liter DUALJET engine. It offers outstanding fuel efficiency and a powerful ride.
The Ignis is scheduled for release in January 2017 to the European market. Suzuki is also planning to release their new compact crossover to other regions around the world thereafter.
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)