Andrew Moore, general manager of Suzuki Australia, told CarAdvice today that while the model is still not confirmed for our market, he’d like to see the Ignis join the brand’s SUV range alongside the current S-Cross, Vitara and Grand Vitara.
“We’re very keen to see the Ignis in Australia, from a (local) perspective, but we’re still looking at a lot of things like exchange rates,” he said.
“We think, as a brand that wants to be strong in the SUV segment, obviously, having a light SUV in the line-up would be a good thing.
Adding a light SUV to its local range would bolster the brand’s mission to be a leader in both the SUV and compact car segments, Moore said.
Should the Ignis get the green light for Australia, a mid- to late-2017 launch is likely, as production for Europe commences later this year.