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Suzuki Ignis


2000 October: The Suzuki Ignis, small brother to the Baleno, and successor of the Swift, was launched in Europe and Australia. The Ignis is priced from au$13,990 +orc (3-door) and $15,990 +orc (5-door) in the highly competitive small car sector.

The Ignis is front wheel drive but the GM YGM-1 four wheel drive is based on it, and could go on sale within two years. Suzuki could easily offer a 4WD Ignis locally.

The Ignis has a 1.3-litre 16-valve engine (60kW at 6000rpm, 106Nm at 4500rpm). AS2877 fuel consumption of 4.88L/100km (highway) is claimed - 4wd.sofcom.com


Safety is always a concern with small cars; airbags and seat belt pretensioners for driver and front passenger are standard across the range.

A CD-player, cloth trim, split fold rear seat and engine immobiliser are also standard. The 5-door (left) additionally gets air conditioning, central locking, power windows and mirrors, roof rails and a height adjustable driver's seat.

  • hatchback, 4-seats, 3- or 5-doors, airbags, seat belt pretensioners
  • length: 3615mm, width: 1595mm, height 1540mm, wheelbase: 2360mm
  • weight: 880kg - 915kg, turning radius 4.9m
  • 1328cc, petrol, 4-cyls, mpfi, 4-valves/cyl, dohc
  • power: 60kW at 6000rpm, torque: 106Nm at 4500rpm
  • transmission: 5m/4a
  • suspension: MacPherson strut/ Suzuki 3-link, brakes: disc/ drum
  • tyres: 165/70R14, fuel-tank: 41L
  • fuel consumption 4.88L/100km highway to 7.1L/100km AS2877 claimed
  • price: $13,990 3-door, $15,990 5-door ($au 10/2000)
  • rivals Hyundai Accent


The Ignis World Rally Championship car (left) will compete in the `Super 1600' category in 2001.

The car has a 1.6 litre engine, sequential 6-speed gearbox, all disc brakes, and 17" wheels.

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