The Newest 2020 Suzuki Ignis Gets a Facelift
Suzuki Swift fans are in for a treat: the newest 2020 Suzuki Ignis (or Suzuki Swift) has been upgraded, with a few nips and tucks, plus some major changes in the front grille and bumpers. There were also changes in the interior colors, with a more enhanced engine and a larger hybrid system capacity to add better efficiency on the road.
The Ignis, which was on the top-three finalists in the 2017 World Urban Car awards, have continued to gain popularity since it was launched a couple of years ago. The new Ignis continues to build on this, as it enhances its playful yet practical appeal in the market.
First introduced in the European market in 2016, the face-lifted version isn't easily seen from afar. Still, if you look really close, you'll see significant changes in the exterior, such as a more modified front bumper in faux scuff plates that are finished in brushed silver. It also showcases a new radiator grille similar to the one found on the S-Presso. There's also a slightly changed rear bumper that makes the hatch more noticeable.
Perhaps, the changes reflect its maturity in the market. When the Suzuki Ignis was launched in 2016, its main target was mostly the young buyers. Now, the mild face lift and cosmetic changes favor a more rugged appeal to entice a more mature segment of buyers.
Meanwhile, changes inside are few, save for the color combinations and a redesigned instrument cluster. Suzuki kept the toggle switches, dual-tone dashboard, and other features.
Despite the not-so-obvious changes, the real modifications occur underneath the hood. There's now an upgraded 1.2 liter gasoline engine, with an electric intake VVT. There's also a more efficient, powerful engine response, thanks to an electric piston cooling jet and a displacement oil pump.
There is also a mild hybrid system that replaces the previous 3-Ah pack with a bigger 10-Ah battery. This allows more energy storage in its lithium-ion battery during deceleration.
The facelifted Ignis also has a new CVT transmission that allows for a more “powerful acceleration performance at low speeds". It also gives outstanding fuel efficiency when driven on high speeds.
The Suzuki Swift -- or Suzuki Ignis-- is available in eleven single-tone and seven two-tone colors, including three new shades – Caravan Ivory Pearl Metallic, Rush Yellow Metallic, Tough Khaki Pearl Metallic.
It will be on sale in the spring of 2020 in the United Kingdom. There's still no word when it will be available in the Philippines or even Asia, but we'll definitely give you updates when they do happen (fingers crossed) .