Suzuki Ignis Launched In Japan; Available From 12-to-15 Lacs PKR
Japanese automaker Suzuki has introduced the new Ignis for its local market or as the world calls it JDM (Japanese Domestic Market). Suzuki had shown the Ignis Concept for the time at the 44th Tokyo Auto Show in 2015 and at that time, it was thought that Suzuki will introduce the Ignis in South Asia that includes India, as well as the British and European markets in 2017. However, due to the growing interest of people in the Ignis,Suzuki pushed to introduce the car in various regions before reaching 2017’s timeline, and now, the Ignis will be available for sale in Japan and India in February 2016.
The new Suzuki Ignis will be available in three different variants: Hybrid MG, Hybrid MX and top of the line Hybrid MZ. All the variants will be available with either 2-wheel-drive (2WD) or 4-wheel-drive (4WD). The wheels will be connected to a CVT gearbox while powered by a 1200cc K12C dual jet 4-cylinder engine with Suzuki’s micro-hybrid technology. Before Ignis, the K12C was used with Suzuki Solio and Bandit. The engine produces 90 HP and 118 Nm Torque whereas the ISG (Integrated Started Generator) will add another 3 HP and 50 Nm Torque.
The 2WD version of the Suzuki Ignis will give an impressive mileage of 28 KMPL and the AWD version will give a mileage of 25.4 KMPL. The difference in the fuel mileage between the 2WD and AWD version is due to weight, the 2WD MZ Hybrid weighs only 880 KG and the AWD weighs 920 KG.