Suzuki Ignis GLX a quirky and cleverly designed small car
Suzuki has been kicking quite a few goals lately in the car world: there’s the excellent Vitara, the face lifted SX4 S-Cross and now this, the all-new Ignis. All these cars are small, distinctive and intelligently designed.
We’re currently testing the flagship Suzuki Ignis GLX which Suzuki is marketing as a small SUV.
but from the outset, there’s nothing SUV-ish about it. It doesn’t have a raised ride height, flared wheel arches or chunky tyres. You can’t even specify all-wheel drive. The Ignis GLX just looks like a slightly odd looking, very boxy small car.
Slip into the cabin, however, and things start to change. Passengers sit really hight up offering visibility that is unheard of in a car of this class. And, surprise, surprise, very SUV-like. Which could be a big part of this car’s appeal, because a lofty ride height is a key reason why people buy SUVs, and the Ignis lacks a lot of the SUV drawbacks, including unnecessary bulk and poor fuel economy.
The Ignis GLX is well equipped, you get satellite navigation, voice control, Bluetooth streaming, a heap of airbags and lots of space. Except there’s minimal oddment storage and the boot is tiny. But there’s heaps of room for your head, legs and shoulders. And that’s important.
To find out more, check back for our full review, coming soon.