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Suzuki Ignis small crossover arriving next year

Suzuki has revealed the new Ignis compact crossover at the Paris Motor Show.

Suzuki says the Ignis features excellent visibility, an easy-to-drive size, a spacious cabin and ample luggage space.

Safety equipment includes two stereo cameras that monitor the distance between the vehicle and other objects, as well as the shape of those objects. This becomes the basis for the following three advanced safety functions: Dual Camera Brake Support (DCBS), lane departure warning, and weaving alert.

Support for various smartphone connectivity systems allows the driver to connect a smartphone and access compatible apps on the touch screen display. Inserting SD cards that contain map data also enables the use of the navigation function.

The car includes 267l of luggage space, and adopts sliding rear seat functionality that, combined with the ability to fold down the rear seatbacks, makes it possible to accommodate a wide variety of luggage.

With a tall 180mm of minimum ground clearance, the Ignis enhances driving performance on rough roads, while also enabling a seat position that provides clear visibility and makes driving easier. The tall seat position also contributes to the ease of entering and exiting the cabin.

The audio incorporates a touch-panel display that connects to smartphones via Bluetooth or USB cable to use compatible smartphone applications through the display, which is also equipped with radio, rear-view camera, and optional navigation function.

Android Auto extends the Android platform into the car in a way that's purpose-built for driving. It is designed to minimise distraction so you can focus on driving with Google services like Google Maps, Google Search. Apple CarPlay allows iPhone users to get directions optimized for traffic, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road with Siri or a touch screen.

MirrorLink lets various applications on your smartphone appear on the vehicle’s touchscreen display, allowing you to access your smartphone’s features.

The Ignis adopts Suzuki’s Allgrip Auto viscous coupling four-wheel drive system. By automatically distributing drive torque to the front and rear wheels when it detects the front wheel losing its grip of the road.

Sales are scheduled to begin in Europe in January 2017.



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