The Suzuki Ignis light SUV, which the company says is Australia’s cheapest SUV, is entering 2022 unchanged.
This second-generation Ignis first made it to Australian shores in late 2016 and received a mid-life update in 2020.
This ‘Series II’ update was centred around cosmetic changes to the Ignis and didn’t bring any additional safety kit, nor did it bring the mild-hybrid powertrains offered in Europe.
Pricing for the 2022 Suzuki Ignis starts at $19,490 before on-road costs for the entry-level GL manual.
Looking older now among its rivals, the Ignis doesn’t offer autonomous emergency braking (AEB) on any of the variants. Its Suzuki Baleno sibling is the same.
Suzuki has sold 1573 Ignis models to the end of October 2021 according to VFACTS. It was outsold by its rugged four-wheel drive sibling, the Suzuki Jimny (2564 sales), as well as budget-conscious crossovers like the Hyundai Venue (4840) and Kia Stonic (6239).
- 2022 Suzuki Ignis GL manual: $19,490 ($20,990 drive-away)
- 2022 Suzuki Ignis GL automatic: $20,490 ($21,990 drive-away)
- 2022 Suzuki Ignis GLX automatic: $22,490 ($23,990 drive-away)
Powering the entire 2022 Suzuki Ignis range is a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder producing 66kW of power and 120Nm of torque.
This is sent to the front wheels exclusively through a choice of a five-speed manual or a continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
In other markets, the Ignis is available with a 48V mild-hybrid system for better fuel efficiency and small bursts of extra performance, as well as all-wheel drive.
The 2022 Suzuki Ignis uses 4.7L/100km on the combined cycle with the manual and 4.9L/100km with the CVT.
It runs on 91RON regular unleaded petrol and has a 32L fuel tank.
The 2022 Suzuki Ignis measures in at 1660mm wide, 1595mm tall, and 3700mm long with a 2435mm wheelbase.
With rear seats upright, the Ignis GL has a boot capacity of 271L, whereas the GLX has a boot capacity of 264L.
This can be expanded with the rear seats folded to 1101L in the GL and 1104L in the GLX. Both of these figures are measured to the roof rather than the lower window.
The 2022 Suzuki Ignis is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with five years/100,000km of capped price servicing.
The service intervals are every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever occurs first, and are capped at the following:
The 2022 Suzuki Ignis remains untested by ANCAP, though the European-market model wears a three-star safety rating from 2016.
In Euro NCAP testing, the Ignis scored 79 per cent for adult occupant protection, 79 per cent for child occupant protection, 67 per cent for pedestrian detection and 25 per cent for safety assist.
Like its Suzuki Baleno sibling, the Ignis doesn’t offer autonomous emergency braking (AEB) across the range.
AEB will be mandated for all newly-introduced models in Australia from March 2023 and all models on sale in Australia from March 2025.
All 2022 Suzuki Ignis models come standard with the following safety equipment:
- Front, front-side and curtain airbags
- Brake assist system (BAS)
- Hill-hold assist
- Reversing camera
The entry-level GL comes standard with the following standard features:
- 15-inch steel wheels
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Satellite navigation
- USB connectivity
- Four-speaker sound system
- Cruise control
- Front fog lights
- Roof rails
- 60/40 split-folding rear seats
Stepping up to the GLX removes a rear seatbelt (now a four-seater) and adds the following:
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Automatic LED headlights
- Single-zone climate control
- Keyless entry and start
- 50/50 split-folding rear seats
- Sliding and reclining rear seats
- Six-speaker sound system
- Privacy glass
The 2022 Suzuki Ignis is available in the following exterior paint colours:
- Pure White Pearl
- Mineral Grey Metallic
- Khaki Pearl Metallic
- Fervent Red
- Ivory Pearl Metallic
- Super Black Pearl
Every colour except for Pure White costs an additional $595.
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