First impressions are important for any purchase. Mrs Aldons looked at the new Suzuki Ignis and said “Isn’t that cute!” I’m afraid that my opinion was less flattering at least from a first impression. The exterior just doesn’t do it for me, but it is typical of small Japanese designed cars. The 2023 Ignis carries forward Suzuki’s tradition of crafting uniquely styled vehicles. Its compact dimensions are wrapped in a playful yet modern design. The front fascia features a distinctive grille and LED headlights, giving it a distinctive presence on the road. The two-tone color options and bold character lines add to its visual appeal, making it a head-turner in the crowded city streets.
What Suzuki Has to Say
All New Ignis – Ignite Your Senses
Everywhere you look, every detail you see, everything stimulates your senses. From design to concept, down to usability, an icon like no other. Introducing the all new IGNIS, the urban SUV-styled escape hatch that stirs your senses.
Suzuki Ignis GL in manual form starts from $23,990 drive away in Qld. The vehicle I’m driving, the GLX, is $26,990 drive away, plus the accessory pack pictured.
Suzuki Ignis – on the Road
The 2023 Ignis is powered by a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine that delivers adequate power for city driving. While it won’t win any traffic light drags, it provides a smooth and efficient performance that suits its intended suburban environment perfectly. The light steering and tight turning circle make it a breeze to maneuver through congested city streets and parking spaces
Despite its compact size, the Ignis offers a surprisingly roomy and comfortable cabin. The seats provide decent support for both short commutes and longer journeys. The interior design is simple yet functional, and the build quality is more than respectable for its price range. The infotainment system, while basic, does the job with ease, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is a welcome feature.
Suzuki Ignis Engine/Transmission
Ignis comes equipped with a 1.2 Litre DualJet engine and CVT Transmission. Power output is 66kW with 120Nm of torque in front wheel drive
Suzuki Ignis Safety
ABS with EBD function
Hill hold control S (CVT)
Brake assist function
SRS front dual airbags
SRS side airbags Front
SRS curtain airbags
Pedal release system Brake and clutch
Front: 3-point ELR seatbelts with pretensioners, force limiters with height adjusters – S
Rear: 3-point ELR seatbelts x 3
ISOFIX child seat anchorages x2
Child seat tether anchorages x2
Childproof rear door locks
Side impact door beams
CVT shift lock S (CVT)
DRL (daytime running lights) LED (integrated in headlamps)
High-mount stop lamp LED
Suzuki Factory Warranty and Service Plans
All Suzuki vehicles come standard with a 5-year warranty program and a capped price service offering. Unfortunately, Suzuki only offers a 12 month roadside assistance program and after that you’re on your own. But my experience with Suzuki vehicles since 2000 (When I owned Northstar Suzuki) is that the brand is super reliable and one that you can depend on for the long term
Comprehensive Car Insurance – Comparisons
The first company I go to for a quote is typically RACQ, but I also use others for comparisons, just to be sure.
The strongest advice I can give you is to never buy or renew with your current company without price checking. You should get at least 2 quotes to ensure that you’ve got the best deal from a reputable company. In this comparison, RACQ are over $300 more expensive than the next cheapest, Budget Direct. And that’s a lot of money out of your pocket.
When I was in primary school, teachers issued reports to show my parents and me what I’d achieved during the school year. I really liked the simplicty of the system, so thought I’d share my thoughts on the good and not so good of the test vehicle
|Well Done||Could Have Done Better|
|Very economical||No Wireless Apple Car Play/Android Auto|
|Comfortable 4 seater||Luggage room is a bit small|
|No blindspot monitoring|
NOTE – I couldn’t locate a recent video review of the Suzuki Ignis by my go to guy – Paul Maric. So here’s the next best (my opinion) by Auto Express from the UK. If you can get over her accent, Nicola, the presenter does a great review of the small Suzuki. Ignore the hybrid spec and the price and just focus on the functionality.
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My favourite location for my pictures is at Brighton Park near to the bridges that cross from Brisbane (Brighton) to Redcliffe (Clontarf).
The Houghton Highway, Ted Smout Bridge and what’s left of the Hornibrook Highway are generally included. For the information of those not well versed about Redcliffe, the Hornibrook Highway was constructed from 1932 and opened in 1935. All that remains are the entrance and exit of the bridge – the tollhouses. At the time of completion the Hornibrook Viaduct (as it was called then) was the longest road viaduct, built over water in the Southern Hemisphere. The deck was constructed of ironbark timber sourced from the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
2.5 Million Superfeet of wood were transported down the North Pine and Pine Rivers during contruction.
I’m pleased to say that I was able to salvage some bridge timber from the Hornibrook Highway when it was demolished. I had built the desk and coffee table that I use today. A great memory of a heritage listed infrastructure project thats nearly 100 years old