1.       The Ignis’s $15,990 starting price is the same as its predecessor cost in 2005.

  2.       At 3.7 metres long, Suzuki’s compact SUV is smaller than key competitors though it stands and rides tall to ensure it offers both elevating seating and good headroom.

  3.       All-wheel drive is available as an option in some other markets but, for now at least, the Ignis powers its front wheels only in Australia.

  4.       Mini-style customisation is possible both inside and out – and via dealers rather than the factory. An Exterior Highlights Pack adds a colourful dash of red, orange or blue to the grille, foglight surrounds, side mirrors and wheels. The same colours plus a Titanium hue are available to brighten up the interior in the areas of vent surrounds, centre console, and door handles.

  5.       Satellite navigation is standard even on the base GL variant – a rare feature at this Suzuki’s price point. Other inclusive equipment includes a 7-inch touchscreen, rear-view camera, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. The pricier GLX adds features such as daytime running lights, keyless entry and engine start, and 16-inch alloy wheels instead of 15-inch steel wheels.

  6.       Seating layouts vary between the GL and GLX variants. The GL is a five-seater with 60:40 split-fold rear seats. The GLX trades the centre rear seat for a more versatile sliding rear bench with 50:50 folding seatbacks.

  7. The Ignis uses a 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine, which is teamed with either a standard five-speed manual gearbox or optional CVT auto in the GL. The GLX is auto only.