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Suzuki Ignis Hybrid (2020) in the test: Clever all-wheel drive box?

Have you ever recommended a car to your own mother? Suddenly, completely different criteria are important. Sharp design and tons of driving fun? No way! Comfortable entry and high seating position (if you are over 70 you can appreciate that), but like small dimensions and four-wheel drive, because the house is on a mountain. She no longer needs racing. And please not too expensive.

There wasn't much left. I didn't want to do a Lada 4x4 or Suzuki Jimny to her and so it became the Suzuki Ignis. Small, smartly made and with all-wheel drive (called "Allgrip") on board. A direct hit: Mother is happy.

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Now Suzuki has given the Ignis a facelift. And I was promptly asked what was new and what had changed. Let's see ...

But the Suzuki Ignis doesn't look that different!

Correct. Even after the facelift, it is not a natural beauty, but it is definitely a face in the crowd. Small and high, this mixture can be found in every parking lot. The only 3.70 meter long Ignis is truly unique in its conception as a micro-SUV.

About the changes: In addition to the standard LED headlights, there is a new radiator grille that cites the U-motif of the daytime running lights. There is also a newly designed bumper with a silver bracket. The trapezoidal motif can also be found in the rear bumper. But only the connoisseur will notice the differences to the previous model.

Suzuki has also held back in the interior. And that's good. Operation is easy, everything is easy to read. Only the infotainment including the touchscreen looks a bit dusty. Often the music on my USB stick suddenly stopped and the radio was switched to.

The entrance and the space are fantastic: wide-opening doors (at the back almost at a right angle) and, thanks to the sliding rear seats, plenty of space in the rear. Plus a lot of air over your head. Was good, is good, stays good.

The trunk has a load volume of 267 liters, which can be expanded up to 1,100 liters thanks to the sliding rear bench seat from the Comfort equipment line and the foldable rear seat backrests. The all-wheel drive cuts a lot, only 204 liters are available here.

The customers don't care, a good third of the Ignis sold in Germany drive 4x4s. One more sentence about all-wheel drive: A viscous coupling transfers part of the drive torque to the rear wheels to ensure additional driving stability in snow and ice as well as on wet roads.

Is there finally more power?

After our last experience with the Suzuki Ignis, we had longed for the 111 hp turbo gasoline engine from the Swift. But puff cake! From now on there is LESS performance than before. Suzuki is happy with every gram of CO2 savings, which is why the well-known 1.2-liter suction gasoline engine now receives electrical support.

The further developed 1.2-liter dual-jet petrol engine now has an output of 61 kW (83 hp) and produces 107 Nm of maximum torque at 2,800 rpm. A higher compression, the electrical adjustment for the intake camshaft as well as an optimized cooling and oil circuit in line with requirements contribute to the higher efficiency of the four-cylinder engine.

"Hybrid" is proudly emblazoned on the rear, but to be fair one has to speak of "hybrid". The Ignis is now equipped with a 12V mild hybrid system as standard and has a more powerful lithium-ion battery (10 Ah instead of 3 Ah), which also helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Depending on the drive variant, the Ignis has become up to eleven percent more economical than the previous model.

The power transmission takes place via a manual five-speed gearbox as standard, a continuously variable CVT automatic gearbox is new in the range. Our test Ignis had the conventional gearshift on board, it glides through the alleyways with a bit of gristiness. Those who are mostly in the city and the surrounding area should consider the CVT, but then have to do without all-wheel drive.

The 2020 Ignis feels a bit smoother and springs a bit more comfortably than before. But the fun stops at the latest on the autobahn. In the absence of a sixth gear, it gets quite noisy, and from a speed of 100 the progress is slow. The Ignis bravely struggles to 150 km / h, but has to make an effort.

The comparison of the performance data shows where the rabbit is in the pepper: So far, the Ignis with 90 hp offered a maximum torque of 120 Newton meters at 4,400 rpm, now it is 107 Newton meters at 2,800 tours. It is probably not without reason that there is no official specification for the 0-100 km / h sprint. Up until now it was 11.9 seconds with all-wheel drive, but now it seemed more sluggish to me.

The meager performance when overtaking becomes risky: because the fifth gear is long, it takes a long time. Better to hope for no oncoming traffic.

And what does the mild hybrid bring in terms of consumption?

Suzuki gives 3.9 liters combined for the basic Ignis, 4.2 liters with all-wheel drive. However, these are still values ​​based on the old NEDC cycle, which spits out 95 grams of CO2 / km for the all-wheel drive Ignis. The information based on the new WLTP cycle is more realistic here: 125 grams.

That is about 5.4 liters on average, which corresponds to the test consumption that we determined: 5.6 liters. This is also okay with regard to all-wheel drive, although one could expect higher savings due to the low weight (985 kg) and the mild hybrid system.

Finally, let's take a quick look at the prices: Suzuki offers the Ignis in the three equipment lines Club, Comfort and Comfort +. In the basic Club version, a CD radio with digital radio reception (DAB) will be standard equipment in the future. Air conditioning is also standard.

The comfort version includes heated seats at the front and individually adjustable rear seats at the rear. In addition to various assistance systems, the Comfort + equipment line also includes cruise control and an audio system with a smartphone connection.

The Suzuki Ignis starts with 19 percent VAT at 15,470 euros, currently it is 15,080 euros at 16 percent. With top equipment and all-wheel drive, the Ignis is priced at 18,969 euros. The additional technology and the extended basic equipment have their price: So far, the Ignis Club started at 13,690 euros.

Conclusion: 7/10

The clever concept of the Suzuki Ignis remains unmatched: There is no smaller and more practical four-wheel drive car on the market. The Ignis is certainly designed as a city car. This is where the new mild hybrid can show its strengths. Nevertheless, the feeling of underpowering remains. So if you already own an Ignis, you don't have to worry about the facelift.

Picture gallery: Suzuki Ignis Hybrid (2020) in the test

Suzuki Ignis 1.2 Dualjet Hybrid Allgrip (2020)

Four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine with mild hybrid, 1,197 cc
Output 61 kW (83 hp) at 6,000 rpm
Max. Torque 107 Nm at 2,800 rpm
Transmission type manual five-speed gearbox
Acceleration 0-100 km / h
Maximum speed 165 km / h
Boot space 204 - 1,086 liters
Consumption 4.2 liters / 100 km (NEDC)
Emissions95 g / km CO2 (NEDC), 125 g CO2 / km (WLTP); Euro 6d
Base price 17,516 euros (Comfort, with 16% VAT)