Suzuki Ignis 1.2 DualJet + SHVS SZ5 ALLGRIP: Sultans Of Swing

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor.

Suzuki and their Ignis offer something different from the competition as it stands out from the crowd with bold design choices and a level of customisation available ensuring each Ignis sold can be unique. Suzuki state that: It’s easy to make it your own with the option to personalise the colour of everything from your interior door handles to the front grille. And with its full-bodied bonnet that flows over the sides, it’s a style statement like no other.

The front grille compliments the clever front lighting well, the unique ‘U’ shape LED running lights highlighting (sic) the Halogen Multireflector Self Levelling Headlamps whilst the chrome surround is repeated on the lower front fogs. Moving around the Ignis you’re presented with muscular wheel arches, 16″ black alloys, privacy glass and superb diagonal stripes on the rear quarter all of which add together to present the consumer something new and exciting. The little Suzuki also offers a myriad of choices for customisation, e.g. a great looking stripe set and rear spoiler, front grille surround trim and many colour choices. 

The ability to change the Suzuki to suit your own personality continues inside with a variety of colour options for the door handles, gear change surround and dashboard plastics helping the SZ5 edition tested look fabulous. The fit and fittings compliment the Ignis and help give the Suzuki the feeling of quality that it deserves.

The SZ5 edition Ignis is packed with driving aids and infotainment options such as Keyless entry and start, Rear parking camera, Cruise control with speed limiter as well as Automatic headlamps, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth integrated into audio unit, USB connector and an easy to use Satellite Navigation system. 

Suzuki have also equipped the Ignis SZ5 with it’s ALLGRIP 4-wheel Drive system and SHVS hybrid engine which, Suzuki say: Turn the Ignis SZ5 into the perfect drive for discoverers, adventurers and you only live once-rs with ALLGRIP 4-wheel Drive. Before adding: The ALLGRIP 4-wheel Drive system comes as an option for your Ignis SZ5, adding 4×4 spirit to this compact city car. Combine ALLGRIP technology with the Ignis SHVS hybrid engine and 5-speed manual transmission, and you’ll be able to adapt to on or off-road conditions and benefit from outstanding fuel efficiency. The Ignis SZ5‘s Dualjet SHVS engine offers 90 HP, lower C02 emissions and is our most fuel efficient option. 

​On the road the Suzuki engine delivers a turn of speed that belies it’s 90bhp, feeling much more powerful than the figures suggest, no doubt down to it’s svelte 885kg weight, whilst delivering up to a combined 65.7mpg.

The Suzuki 1.2 DuelJet SZ5 4×4 is quite simply brilliant, stylish, customisable to suit your personality and needs, citycar dimensions but great interior space, usable technology, practical, superior ALLGRIP system if required and a hybrid system which boosts economy and efficiency. The cost? Starting at £10,449 for the SZ3 and rising to £13,449 for the range topping SZ5. It’s a bargain and one that should provide you with affordable fun and practicality for many years to come. 

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