India-bound Suzuki Ignis – 2015 Tokyo Live
Posted on: Oct 28, 2015 - 7:59am IST
Gets the SHVS mild hybrid technology.
Suzuki has conducted the world premiere of the Suzuki Ignis at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show today. Based on the iM-4 concept which was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this year, the Ignis marks Suzuki’s entry into the compact-crossover segment, the company said in a statement.
Suzuki is yet to reveal the detailed technical specifications of the Ignis, so the recap here is based on what was reported earlier. The Ignis is reported to measure 3,700 x 1,660 x 1,595mm (length x width x height).
Under the hood, the Ignis is reported to pack a 1.2-liter DualJet petrol engine with the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology, paired to a CVT gearbox. It will come with a standard front wheel drive layout and optional 4WD.
According to Suzuki, the Ignis will offer “versatility for daily life and leisure”, with a high view point, sufficient ground clearance and capability to go on snowy roads and rough tracks. Apart from the Ignis, the India-made Baleno is also making an appearance at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Sources have confirmed to Indian Autos Blog that Maruti plans on launching the Ignis in the near future, though a launch in 2016 remains a question mark.