The Ignis was previewed by a heritage-laced concept called iM-4 that was shown to the public earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. Its boasts an attractive design with a grille that stretches the entire width of the front end, headlights accented by U-shaped LED daytime running lights, and retro-inspired imitation vents stamped into the C-pillars.
Inside, the Ignis offers an uncluttered cockpit with a tablet-like touch screen in the middle of the center console and a simple analog instrument cluster. Body-colored trim pieces on the center console and on the door panels add a premium touch to the overall ambiance.
Technical details have not been published yet. However, an earlier report claims the list of available engines will include a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder and bigger 1.2-liter four-cylinder unit borrowed from the Swift hatchback. Front-wheel drive will come standard, and four-wheel drive will be available at an extra cost.
The Ignis-TRAIL concept builds on the four-wheel drive model with a slightly raised ground clearance, protective black trim around the wheel arches, roof rails and a white paint job with contrasting red accents. The interior is largely standard Ignis fare save for special seats and a two-tone steering wheel.
Although it’s once again billed as a concept, the Suzuki Ignis is expected land in showrooms across Japan shortly after its debut in Tokyo. It might also be sold in a handful of neighboring countries, but whether it will be offered in Europe is anyone’s guess at this point. Similarly, Suzuki hasn’t revealed what the future holds for the Ignis-TRAIL concept.