India bound facelifted Suzuki S-Cross and Suzuki Ignis will also make their European debut
Japanese auto manufacturer Suzuki is all set to continue its offensive in Europe. The company will launch the Ignis micro SUV and the new facelifted S-Cross soon. Before that, both these cars will make their debut on 29th September, 2016 at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. While the Ignis will make its European debut, the S-Cross facelift will make its first public appearance.
The Suzuki Ignis is based on the Suzuki iM4 concept, showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The baby SUV was showcased at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo as well. And it has been already launched in Japan. The car comes with an attractive design. The headlamps get U shaped LED daytime running lights integrated to the headlamps.
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The headlamps and the radiator grille have been blended in such manner, which make it look like a single unit. The front bumper looks beefy, while the fog lamps come with chrome accents; therefore giving the car a bold look. Apart from that the side profile gets sporty alloy wheels, flared wheel arches, sporty roof rails. The India launch of the car has been postponed to meet the demand of Baleno and Vitara Brezza.
The Suzuki Ignis is based on the same lightweight platform, which houses the Baleno. The Ignis will share the 1.2 litre petrol engine with the Baleno, which gets an optional mild hybrid system. The engine churns out 90 hp of peak power. It is expected to launch in UK sometime around January, 2017.
Apart from the baby SUV, the facelifted S-Cross will also appear in its first public event since the car was first showcased at an event in Hungary, earlier last month. The new S-Cross comes with more aggressive appearance. The front profile has been updated heavily. It gets a vertically slated radiator grille with loads of chrome garnishing. The headlamps come sporting projector units and integrated LED daytime running lights. The front bumper has been revised as well with larger air intake, chrome accented fog lamp enclosures.
Both the cars will launch in India later. Interestingly, both these cars will be sold through the Maruti Suzuki’s premium dealership Nexa. The Nexa already sells the Baleno and outgoing S-Cross. Though the outgoing S-Cross couldn’t fetch an impressive sales figure, but the company might expect to do well with the facelifted model.