If there is a segment crowded at all, is that of the mini-SUV: the 2018 Suzuki Ignis fits right into this classification. Has size from superminis grew (3.7 meters long and nearly 1.66 large) and is offered in both front-wheel drive is 4 x 4. Even with a hybrid engine. A hot hatch variation of Suzuki’s compact Ignis off-road-inspired city car could be in the works. This model could utilize a more effective variation of the 1.0-litre ‘Boosterjet’ engine found in the Baleno for modest however vivacious performance ideally fit to nipping through tight city streets.
2018 Suzuki Ignis Sport Styling
The original Suzuki Ignis Sport– produced from 2003-2005– included a revamped bumper, door creases, flared arches, a hatch-mounted spoiler and sporty alloy wheels. Our best guess for what the new version could look like is informed by the existing Alto Turbo RS– a city car not available in the UK. This implies the Ignis Sport might feature comparable stylish styling characteristics such as colour contrasting exterior trim pieces, redesigned bumpers with a larger grille, stylish side skirts, aggressive lines down the body panels, stylish alloy wheels and a roofing mounted spoiler.
To enable sportier handling, the car should also sit lower and provide a firmer ride thanks to reworked suspension setup. Bigger alloy wheels will also lower the contortion of the side of the tyre through corners further honing the car’s actions. These modifications will significantly improve grip and agility over the basic model but might likewise trigger a slightly detrimental effect on the ride quality. That stated, many modern hot hatches compromise themselves in pursuit of offering a balance of comfort and sportiness so a more old-school approach might be a welcome relief to the sector.
2018 Suzuki Ignis Sport Interior
The interior shouldn’t deviate much from the standard car’s style, albeit adding small touches such as red trim around air vents, stitching on the guiding wheel and seats, and paddles mounted on the rear of the steering wheel in automated models. The car’s infotainment system could also be updated for the stylish model, potentially adding readouts for torque and horsepower output together with the usual variety of sat-nav directions, radio controls and Bluetooth smart phone interface.
2018 Suzuki Ignis Sport Engines
Suzuki will probably fit the 1.0-litre turbo engine from the Baleno that produces a healthy 110hp. This will offer appropriate power for the lightweight Ignis, providing it sprightly efficiency while returning respectable fuel economy figures thanks to the Ignis’ light-weight design. Transmissions will probably be available in the form of either a basic six-speed handbook an automated manual. Unless Suzuki can develop vehicle software that makes gearchanges smooth and foreseeable, this auto ‘box is best avoided. We suspect that, unlike the basic model, the Ignis Sport will just be provided with front-wheel drive in place of the standard car’s optional four-wheel drive.
2018 Suzuki Ignis Sport Price and Release Date
There’s no news yet on when the Suzuki Ignis Sport will be released or teased. Suzuki could shock us at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show with the Ignis Sport, releasing it along with the new Suzuki Swift. Top-spec models currently cost ₤ 13,999 so the Sport could cost around ₤ 15,000-₤ 16,000 when it’s released.