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    The 2023 Suzuki Ignis light SUV is now available with a new flagship version that foreshadows a rollout of personalised blacked-out variants across the brand’s wider range.

    The Ignis Shadow is technically the second model to receive the blacked-out Shadow treatment, following the Baleno Shadow special edition designed to send off the popular light hatchback in Australia.

    Unlike the Baleno Shadow, the Ignis Shadow is a permanent model. Customer deliveries are commencing imminently.

    Suzuki Australia general manager Michael Pachota said the Ignis Shadow is the first in the line of a wider range of permanent Shadow models. A Swift Shadow and Vitara Shadow will follow at a later date.

    The Ignis Shadow is based on the top-of-the-range GLX variant and gains a black roof spoiler, black side decals, and a Shadow badge. These features are all added locally.

    The blacked-out Ignis Shadow is priced from $27,990 drive-away, which is $1500 more expensive than the GLX.

    The rest of the Ignis range received a price rise in September last year that saw the drive-away pricing go up by $1500. This means the range now starts at $23,490 drive-away for the GL manual.

    Service pricing is also up for 2023 by between $80 and $120 per visit. Suzuki still offers five years or 100,000km of capped-price servicing, with logbook services required every 12 months or 15,00km.

    This second-generation Ignis first arrived on Australian shores in late 2016 and received a mid-life update in 2020.

    The ‘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.

    Looking older now among its rivals, the Ignis doesn’t offer autonomous emergency braking (AEB) on any of the variants. Its now-defunct Suzuki Baleno sibling was the same.

    As previously reported, Suzuki revealed the Baleno-based Fronx small SUV which is confirmed to be coming to Australia. It’s understood to be launching in early 2024.

    Measuring in at 3995mm long, the Fronx slots between the Ignis and Vitara, and will compete against the likes of the Hyundai VenueKia StonicToyota Yaris Cross.


    • 2023 Suzuki Ignis GL manual: $23,490 (+$1500)
    • 2023 Suzuki Ignis GL automatic: $24,490 (+$1500)
    • 2023 Suzuki Ignis GLX: $26,490 (+$1500)
    • 2023 Suzuki Ignis Shadow: $27,990 (NEW)

    All prices are drive-away.


    Powering the entire 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 and Shadow have a boot capacity of 264L.

    This can be expanded with the rear seats folded to 1101L in the GL and 1104L in the GLX and Shadow. Both of these figures are measured to the roof rather than the lower window.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2023 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:

    IntervalService price
    12 months/15,000km$319
    24 months/30,000km$429
    36 months/45,000km$409
    48 months/60,000km$449
    60 months/75,000km$349


    The 2023 Suzuki Ignis remains untested by ANCAP, though the European-market model received a three-star safety rating in 2016 which has since expired.

    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 now-defunct 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 2023 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

    Standard Equipment

    The entry-level GL comes standard with the following standard features:

    • 15-inch steel wheels
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Halogen headlights
    • Front fog lights
    • Roof rails
    • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
      • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
      • Satellite navigation
      • USB connectivity
      • Bluetooth
    • Four-speaker sound system
    • Cruise control
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Fabric upholstery
    • Five seats
    • 60/40 split-folding rear seats

    Stepping up to the GLX removes a rear seatbelt, making it a four-seater, and adds the following:

    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • Automatic LED headlights
    • Privacy glass
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • Single-zone climate control
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Four seats
    • 50/50 split-folding rear seats
    • Sliding and reclining rear seats

    The Shadow adds:

    • Black side decals
    • Black roof spoiler
    • Shadow badge


    The 2023 Suzuki Ignis is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Pure White Pearl
    • Burning Red Metallic
    • Mineral Grey Metallic
    • Super Black Pearl (excludes Shadow)
    • Ivory Pearl Metallic
    • Khaki Pearl Metallic

    All paint colours besides Pure White Pearl costs an additional $595.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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