Article By Josh Wild

Suzuki Ignis Facelift - What's Now?

It’s been four years since the Suzuki Ignis was introduced in 2016, and since then it has continuously won multiple awards from 'World Urban Car' to ‘Best City Car of the Year’ and has recently won the ‘Honest John Awards’. This award is unique in the industry as all categories are voted for by Honest John website readers rather than a judging panel.

The Suzuki Ignis has now received a facelift for 2020 and whilst retaining the iconic design characteristics of the current model, the ultra-compact SUV introduces a variety of external and internal updates as well as an efficiency-enhanced engine and expanded mild hybrid system.


Keeping the urban styling in mind, the Ignis has been further enhanced with new interior accent colours - so you can now have the seats in gunmetal grey or blue pearl to improve the stylish urban taste of the overall interior.

The Ignis will also feature a newly designed meter cluster to go along with the facelift. What's more is that the touchscreen infotainment system is upgraded and now displays vital drive-related stats and warnings. It continues to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


The facelifted Ignis retains the iconic SUV styling while adding an all-new 5-spoke front grille, front and rear bumpers featuring a trapezoid shape, amplifying the overall SUV character and uniqueness.

As always with Suzuki, the Ignis utilises a simple design by including its unique headlights, black extended wheel arches, and robust shoulders.

The Ignis is available in eleven single-tone and seven two-tone colours, including three new shades – Caravan Ivory Pearl Metallic, Rush Yellow Metallic, and Tough Khaki Pearl Metallic.

Engine and Performance

The updated 1.2 dualjet engine powering the new Ignis, features a new dual injection system as well as offering a powerful response and high fuel efficiency.

Fuel efficiency is further enhanced when paired with the mild hybrid system powered by a lithium-ion battery with capacity that has been expanded from 3Ah to 10Ah, this means it operates on battery more of the time.

The mild hybrid system converts kinetic energy generated during deceleration into electric energy which is charged to the lithium-ion battery and used by an electric motor function to assist the engine when accelerating for higher fuel efficiency. This high-level balance is made possible through advances that include an electric intake VVT (variable valve timing), a variable displacement oil pump and electric piston cooling jets.

It also has an added CVT option, which offers powerful acceleration performance at low speeds and outstanding fuel efficiency when cruising at high speeds.