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SUZUKI IGNIS HATCHBACK

1.2 Dualjet 12V Hybrid SZ-T 5dr

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Review

Looking for a small affordable second car that's reliable and cheap to run? If so, the Suzuki Ignis might be just what you want, June Neary decides

Will It Suit Me?

There's something different about the Suzuki Ignis - but at first glance, it's hard to make up your mind exactly what that is. On paper at least, this is a fairly conventional, affordable little five-door hatchback, with space for four adults. The difference comes when you park it alongside something more run of the mill - which is when you notice the taller than average ride height. The result is an appearance that makes the car look almost like one of those little 4x4s: you want to drive it - it looks like fun. Which is more than you can say of most urban runabouts in the sub-£13,000 price bracket.

Practicalities

Four full-sized adults fit easily into what is quite a small package. Moreover, the seats proved to be surprisingly comfortable, incorporating a sophisticated springing system that apparently distributes pressure applied by the occupants' backs and legs. I liked the high-set driving position, offering a more commanding view of the road than you'd normally expect from a car of this type. This model's sophisticated platform has helped the designers in minimising the size of the engine compartment which has enabled them to maximise the space available for cabin occupants and luggage. That means there's more legroom in the rear than you might expect from a car of this size. There's more luggage pace too, 267-litres in standard models or 204-litres in 4WD 'ALLGRIP' variants. This, combined with the ability to fold down the rear seatbacks, makes it possible to accommodate a wide variety of luggage.

Behind the Wheel

The suspension system isn't the most sophisticated around but it does a good job of mopping up the worst high frequency vibrations. The steering uses an electric power system to take the effort out of low speed manoeuvring. The driving position meanwhile, is much as you'd expect from an inexpensive Japanese car of this type, with not much to offend unless you've an aversion to some rather thin plastics All Ignis buyers get a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine, the one we're familiar with elsewhere in Suzuki's range in both the Swift and the Baleno. As with the Baleno, Ignis buyers prepared to stretch towards top-spec trim have the option of ordering this powerplant in more frugal SHVS mild hybrid form. This compact and lightweight unit incorporates an Integrated Starter Generator (known as ISG) which acts as both a generator and starter motor. SHVS buyers also get the option of Suzuki's ALLGRIP 'AUTO' four-wheel drive system. First introduced in Swift, this is a well proven and simple fully automatic and permanent four-wheel drive layout which transfers additional torque to the rear wheels when required via a viscous coupling.

Value For Money

Prices range in the £10,000 to £13,000 bracket and, as ever, equipment levels depend upon your choice of trim. The Ignis is available in SZ3, SZ-T and SZ5 grades. Buyers get a choice of 11 colours with full personalisation options available for both exterior and interior trim. As for equipment, well six airbags, air conditioning, a DAB Radio and Bluetooth all come fitted as standard on all Ignis models. The SZ-T variant adds sliding rear seats, satellite navigation, a rear view camera, wheel arch extensions, side mouldings and roof rails and 16-inch alloy wheels. If you can stretch to the top SZ5, you'll get auto air conditioning, LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, Dual Camera Brake Support and Cruise Control.

Could I Live With One?

I liked the Ignis and so will a lot of traditional Suzuki buyers, people who are interested in practicality and convenience. Even others used to more conventional cars may well find it a refreshing change from the norm, as long as their expectations in terms of ultimate performance aren't too great.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions114.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed103mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • Average speed indicator
  • Digital clock
  • Door ajar warning lamp
  • Driving range indicator
  • Engine auto start/stop system
  • Engine oil change reminder
  • Fuel consumption screen
  • Hybrid system indicator
  • Lights on and key in reminder
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Outside temperature display
  • PAS
  • Power Steering
  • Rear parking camera
  • Remote fuel lid opener
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Smartphone link audio display
  • Tachometer

Entertainment

  • 4 speakers
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • USB connection

Exterior Features

  • 'Guide me home' headlamps
  • 1 speed rear wiper + washer
  • 2 speeds front wiper with intermittent + washer
  • Automatic headlamp levelling
  • Automatic headlights
  • Black front grille with chrome accent
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Body colour exterior door handles
  • Body coloured A & B pillars
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric adjustable door mirrors
  • Electric front windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Green tinted windows
  • High mounted stop lamp
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED projector headlamps with low and high beam
  • LED rear combination lamp
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear window demister
  • Roof rails
  • Side protection mouldings
  • Visible VIN plate
  • Wheel arch extensions

Interior Features

  • 12V Accessory socket
  • 2 Isofix seat anchors
  • 2 rear head restraints
  • 2x Front and rear door bottle holders
  • 3 point ELR rear seatbelts x 2
  • 5 seats with fixed rear bench seat
  • 50/50 split folding rear seat backrest
  • Air conditioning
  • Centre lower box
  • Child seat tether anchorage points
  • Chrome handbrake release button
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Driver's footrest
  • Driver's sunvisor with ticket holder/vanity mirror
  • Front and rear door trim colour in black and white
  • Front cabin lights
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Front door pockets
  • Front headrests
  • Front passenger side assist grip
  • Front passenger side seatback pocket
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Heater
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Luggage area lamp
  • Luggage cover
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear cupholders
  • Rear seat slide and reclining function
  • Silver shift knob
  • Tilt adjustable steering wheel

Safety

  • 3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensioner, force limiters and height adjustment
  • ABS+EBD+Brake assist
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • ESP
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Front side airbags
  • Hill hold control
  • Pedal release mechanism
  • Side impact protection beams
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Security

  • Deadlocks
  • Freewheeling key cylinders
  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking

Trim

  • Black instrument panel
  • Centre and side a/c louver bezel in silver

Wheels

  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Tyre repair kit

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    89
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    114

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1242
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Code
    K12D
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    5 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    4.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    55.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    46.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    63.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    55.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    65.6

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.2
  • Badge Power
    83
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Dualjet 12V Hybrid
  • Coin Series
    SZ-T
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    21D
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    Not Available
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    12.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    83
  • Engine Power - KW
    61
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    79
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    10.9
  • Engine Torque - NM
    107
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    2800
  • Top Speed
    103

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    NEDC Correlated

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    175/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    175/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1605
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    3700
  • Wheelbase
    2435
  • Width
    1690
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    32
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1330
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    514
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    260
  • Max. Loading Weight
    435
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    400
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    895
  • No. of Seats
    4
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    9.4
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Customer Reviews

   
Julie Judge

Julie Judge

"Excellent Service I would definitely recommend. Scott and Holly have been outstanding. Thank you so much I love my new car!!."

"in the last week"

Sean Annells

Sean Annells

"First class service from start to finish. Great communication and very competitive on pricing. Always wanted to help and nothing was to much trouble. Tom always replied to my emails as soon as he could and always went the extra mile to answer my questions. Would definitely recommend Silverstone Fleet to anyone."

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"Excellent friendly, advice when helping me to choose a new electric vehicle. Customer service has been great thank you :)"

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"The whole team at SFM have been great from start to finish! Aby talked me through lots of options before I finally made a choice and ordered. Holly has kept me updated through out and been on hand to answer any questions I have had. Scott also spent time with me and rid me of my range anxiety going across to a full EV. I would highly recommend getting in touch with SFM for any of your car needs."

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"Very professional service, great communication from start to finish. I would highly recommend."

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