The Ignis name is not a new one for Japanese brand, Suzuki. In fact, the first generation debuted back in 2000 as an almost Kei-sized mini crossover. Suzuki rebooted it for 2016 with similar packaging, and with a budget-friendly price, legendary reliability, and incredibly low running costs, not to mention … Read moreContinue Reading

Suzuki, Swift, Suzuki Swift, 1.2GL, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Torquing Cars, 2018

When a high volume mainstream manufacturer drops a new model on the market – every one is important, regardless of the volumes it sells, or lack thereof.  However for the relatively small scale manufacturers on the market, some models are vastly more important than others.  For a brand like Suzuki, … Read moreContinue Reading

It’s always an interesting thing, chatting to PR folk at the start of the year, gauging expectations against results from the year gone by, and seeing what product plans are for the coming year.  Having done so at the start of 2018, and having looked at the figures from 2017, … Read moreContinue Reading

Suzuki has left little to the imagination, releasing not just teasers, but full photos of the 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport ahead of its reveal at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.  But now, the brand has fully unveiled its latest hot hatch, along with confirmed technical details of its construction and … Read moreContinue Reading

2018 COTY, WesBank, COTY, Car of the Year, South African Car Of The Year, SAGMJ, Torquing Cars

After announcing a list of 21 semi-finalists for the 2018 WesBank and South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) Car of the Year competition, the guild yesterday announced a list of 10 finalists that will be taking part in the evaluation process in January 2018.  The 26 member Car of … Read moreContinue Reading

Suzuki Ignis, Ignis, Suzuki, Kei Car, Torquing Cars

South Africa is no stranger to Japanese ‘Kei cars’ (pronounced ‘K-cars’) – miniaturised city cars with cuteness being the very core of their design brief.  The Daihatsu Copen was the most memorable until the brand withdrew from SA.  But there’s a new Kei car and it’s destined for local greatness … Read moreContinue Reading