India-bound Suzuki Ignis and S-Cross facelift to appear at 2016 Paris


Suzuki has revealed its 2016 Paris Motor Show aka Paris Mondial de l’Automobile line-up. The highlight will be the European debut of the production version of Suzuki’s new compact crossover – the Ignis. The rest of the cars on display will be the Vitara, the Jimny, the Baleno, the SX4 S-Cross facelift and the Cervo (classic model from 1977, also known as the SC100 in Europe).

The automaker also showcased the Ignis concept at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo, alongside the Baleno RS. Maruti Suzuki had said that it will launch the Ignis in India around the upcoming festive season, but might see some delays and is likely to be launched early next year (here’s why). Speaking of its European launch, Suzuki has revealed that the Ignis will go on sale in Europe in January 2017. There is a fair chance that the Ignis will be exported to Europe from India, just like the Baleno. And if not Europe, then other countries.
The S-Cross facelift (known as the SX4 S-Cross in Europe), which made its debut a few days ago, will also be displayed at the Paris Motor Show. The automaker has completely redesigned the front fascia of the crossover and it now comes with two new Boosterjet turbo petrol engines – the 1.0-litre and the 1.4-litre – that are replacing the old, naturally aspirated 1.6-litre unit.

The 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile will be open to the press on September 29 and 30. For the general public, it will open from October 1 to 16.

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