Suzuki Ignis Concept
The Suzuki Ignis concept was previewed almost a month before the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, and before that at the Geneva Motor Show as the iM-4 concept. The 2015 edition of the motoring event from Japan, however, witnessed not one, but two concept vehicles being showcased to the press – Ignis Concept and Ignis-Trail Concept. The India bound crossover is Suzuki’s reply to the likes of the Ecosport.
The new Suzuki Ignis concept is aimed to straddle the boundary between daily life and leisure. The compact crossover, in its production form, will be designed to hold a high eye point which is intended to provide plenty of road clearance. At the same time, the Suzuki Ignis will projected to allow confident driving on snowy roads and rough tracks for those adventure filled weekend drives.
Suzuki Ignis-Trail Concept
The Ignis-Trail Concept, on the other hand, expands upon the Ignis concept of urban and outdoor versatility planned offering even greater rough-road ruggedness. The Trail badge version comes with big-diameter wheels while the wheel-arch mouldings, that are included in a design package, add to the rugged, off-roader character of the crossover. The Trail Concept version also dons red graphics on the border and and red borders to the front grille, fog lamps and wheels and comes equipped with a black roof. The tyres too are different from the standard Ignis concept and appear rugged and off-road spec.
The duo will be based on an all-new platform, the iM-4 Concept, which came with an overall length of 3,693 mm, placing it in the sub-4 meter vehicle tax bracket. Suzuki has remained tight-lipped about the performance and rest of the technical specifications at the moment.
Suzuki Ignis Concept (below) and Ignis-Trail Concept (above) interiors
On the inside, both the concept vehicles are quite identical and share the same instrument panel, steering wheel and the centre console. The seats look alike in terms of shape but both the vehicles are differentiated by the seat covers.
Speaking about the rivals, the Ignis compact crossover should be fit to take on the Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster and the likes. Here are some more images of the new Ignis Concept and Ignis-Trail Concept.