Maruti Suzuki's parent company Suzuki has introduced a special edition of the Ignis hatchback and the Vitara SUV for the UK market. They have been named as 'Suzuki Ignis Adventure and Suzuki Vitara Kuro'.
Both the vehicles have made a comeback after a successful limited production run in the UK. The Ignis Adventure is based on the SZ-T variants and come with a host of popular and unique personalisation options.
The SZ-T receives a rearview camera, 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails and individually sliding rear seats as standard. Also, the special edition comes with rear spoiler, side mouldings, front and rear skid plates, coloured front grille centre bar, side decal set and colour keyed front fog lamp bezels.
The Ignis Adventure will be available as a limited option and comes four different colours: Fervent Red (Solid paint), Boost Blue Pearl, Pure White Pearl, and Super Black Pearl as optional metallic colours. The new hatch is priced at £13,999 (approx. Rs 12.03 lakh) it signifies a premium of just £1,000 (approx. Rs 85,949) over the SZ-T.
Mechanically, the Suzuki Ignis Adventure edition continues to draw power from the same 1.2 Litre Dualjet petrol engine that produces 89bhp and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
As for the Suzuki Vitara Kuro, the special edition was reintroduced in the market after customer demand. Suzuki is reportedly producing additional 1,000 units to cater to the demand.
As for the features in the Vitara Kuro, the special edition SUV comes with auto air conditioning, satellite navigation, smartphone link audio and rear privacy glass as standard equipment. The SUV gets ‘Misti' satin black alloy wheels, black front bumper and side body moulding set, black door mirrors, black rear upper spoiler, black front grille and side trims and Kanji ‘Kuro' badge.
Inside the Vitara Kuro, the colour design theme continues with a piano black dashboard, ventilation trim ring set and centre console trim. A carbon-effect centre analogue clock is also part of the feature list as a standard.
The Vitara Kuro will be available in four colours: superior white as a solid colour and cosmic black, galactic grey and silky silver as optional metallic colours available at £500 (approx. Rs 43,000).
While the Suzuki Vitara SUV is not significant in the Indian market, Maruti could bring the SUV to rival the likes of Hyundai Creta. The most notable is the Suzuki Ignis Adventure, the hatchback has received a lukewarm response in the country, and a special edition could certainly add more value to the buyer.