The new Suzuki Ignis is scheduled to make its European debut at the Paris Motor Show next to the recently updated SX4 S-Cross.
Following the official reveal at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, the company’s new compact crossover features a fresh exterior design that leaves no doubts about its multi-purpose character.
Although only one manufacturer image has been released so far, we can see a significantly restyled front end for the SX4 S-Cross, featuring a more prominent chrome grille that’s been moved further up the bonnet. The headlamps have also been completely redesigned and the bonnet itself gains pronounced lines moving down towards the grille. The interior is said to offer "further refined interior quality for a stronger yet more sophisticated character of an SUV". The leaked images show fresh colours on the dash and a new centre console design, too.
The facelifted crossover will feature both 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre Boosterjet direct-injection turbo petrol engines, replacing the old 1.6-litre unit. The familiar 1.6-litre diesel will launch soon after. Rumours suggest it will also feature increased ground clearance for improved visibility and mild off-road prowess, although don't expect it to suddenly become a full-on Land Rover rival. The all-new Suzuki Ignis is expected to hit the market in January 2017 while the revamped SX4 S-Cross will be launched this fall. Suzuki promises to give us more details on September 29, at their Paris Motor Show press conference.