The new Suzuki Ignis is scheduled to make its European debut at the Paris Motor Show next to the recently updated SX4 S-Cross.

Following the official reveal at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, the company’s new compact crossover features a fresh exterior design that leaves no doubts about its multi-purpose character.

Suzuki has still to give us full technical details on the new Ignis which is based on a new lightweight platform. All we know so far is that it’s powered by the company’s mild hybrid powertrain that combines a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a small electric motor.

Next to it we’ll find the facelifted SX4 S-Cross which received a major redesign at the front and an upgraded interior with better quality materials. But the big news come from under the bonnet, as the new SX4 S-Cross will be available with both the new turbocharged 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre BoosterJet direct injection engines which replace the old naturally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol unit. The 1.6-litre DDiS diesel option completes the lineup.

The all-new Suzuki Ignis is expected to hit the European market in January 2017 while the revamped SX4 S-Cross will be launched this fall. Suzuki promises to give us more details on September 29, at their Paris Motor Show press conference.

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