The Indonesian motorshow is going on and Suzuki has showcased a few concepts of their existing models, one being the S-Urban Concept derived from Maruti Suzuki Ignis.
The Ignis being a tall boy body type has always been marketed as a crossover hatchback. Launched in India earlier this year, the car features a 180 mm ground clearance, making it the highest hatchback in the segment. Keeping that crossover theme in mind, Suzuki has come up with a rally themed concept based on the platform of Ignis.
The front fascia now features a custom off-road bumper which looks very mean and a new grille, which looks inspired by the XA Alpha concept. The bumper also houses new auxiliary lights now. It has fat plastic cladding all over. The bonnet now receives a new air scoop and the vehicle now has custom off-road tyres. the ride height of the vehicle has also been raised since the stock vehicle doesn’t have such a high ride height and cannot equip such big offroad tyres.
On top, the car gets a new roof rail and at the back, there is a new bumper which is an off-road spec one. It has a lot of plastic cladding and there is a diffuser on it as well.
While the Ignis does look quite unique and rugged, this one takes it to an all-new level. Maybe Maruti should consider a few of these parts as accessories to bring to the Indian version, like the grille and the extra plastic cladding. Considering how unique this will look on the vehicles that will intimidate other road users, this should be successful in doing just that.
The powertrain stocks similar engines, the Ignis in Indonesia also gets the same 1.2 litres K Series petrol engine that is on sale in the Indian market. It produces 82 Bhp and 113 Nm and transmission comes in either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. This Ignis is exported to Indonesia and is made in Indian manufacturing units.