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2005 Suzuki Ignis?

a_l_hubcapsa_l_hubcaps Posts: 518
edited March 20 in Suzuki
I was poking around at the USPTO (Patent and Trademark Office) search site last night, and I noticed that Suzuki recently registered the name Ignis for cars sold in the US. So I googled the name, and it this is what I came up with:

http://www.suzuki4.co.uk/ignis_html/ignis_framset.html

I happen to think this thing looks totally cool. It's a very small wagon/hatchback with 4WD! If they bring this thing over and sell it cheap, I bet they will do OK with it by pulling in people who can no longer afford a Subaru and miss their old '80s 4WD wagons. There is also a 3-door sport version (elsewhere on that site) that would likely appeal to the tuner crowd.

BTW, Suzuki says they are adding 9 new models by MY2007. So far they have:

1) 2004 Verona (on sale)
2) 2004 Forenza (on sale)
3) 2005 Reno (announced)
4) 2005 wagon based on Forenza (hinted at, not officially announced)
5) 2006 or 2007 SUV on GM Theta platform (hinted at, not officially announced)

That leaves 4 spaces. One might be a body-on-frame SUV to replace the Grand Vitara...and it looks like one might be this Ignis. Some other guesses I have (pure speculation) are the Daewoo Tacuma and a redesigned Aerio. Thoughts?

-Andrew L
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Comments

  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    Hmm...Ignis in the US? I hope not, unless they do a full-redesign of it! Too many small cars for Suzuki. Last week (I think), I posted a message of what I learned from my Suzuki leader of upcoming future models of the 3-5-7 plan. I forgot all about the Forenza wagon! Thank's for putting it there!

    rctennis3811 "Suzuki Aerio SX" Feb 28, 2004 1:42am
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    looks awefully small, but if priced right and has a decent interior, could be a hit among young teens (like my son)The 3 and 5 door look quite nice.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    you'll find tons of pictures of the Suzuki Ignis, nee Holden Cruze.
  • setzersetzer Posts: 127
    Doesn't anyone else think that is what is sorta looks like?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    a miniaturized Honda CR-V.
  • player4player4 Posts: 362
    This thing SCREAMS "HONDA CR-V"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    is it coming or not? Has Suzuki confirmed plans?
  • player4player4 Posts: 362
    Suzuki is just trying WAY TOO HARD to sell their cars in the U.S. but no matter what Suzuki's are not liked by Americans and they are also ugly, i think that instead of adding new models to their line they should just leave the U.S. because what they are doing is loosing money on cars they dont even sell. From what i've heard Mitsubishi is not going to sell more cars in the U.S. i dont know starting when but the reason for this is because they dont sell their products. So Suzuki should or its gonna end up the same wasy as Mitsu.
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    For heaven's sake, stop spreading bad rumors. Mitsubishi is not leaving the US and they sell 4 times what Suzuki sells. Mitsu just got a large sum of money to bail them out of current financial issues caused by loan defaults in this country.
  • player4player4 Posts: 362
    That's just what i heard. So dont be telling me what im doing right or not.
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    Well, I'm telling you your source is way off the mark and totally false. Posting bad info with no truth to it is spreading a bad rumor. If there was truth to it, then I could see your point in posting it. But posting your opinion on a company based on false second hand info is just not necessary.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    we're not doing anything except pointing fingers. Everyone's entitled to their opinions, but let's not let it get out of hand.
  • player4player4 Posts: 362
    Thank You jchan2!! This is about opinions and what we've heard, not about how things are gonna be like for-real.
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    What makes you think Suzuki is going to end up like Mitsubishi? They're gaining more sales every month, 5 new models in the upcoming years, new dealer themes, more than a 50% increase in their advertising budget, etc. Plus, GM is really taking a liking to Suzuki and Subaru - they're just ignoring Isuzu.
  • player4player4 Posts: 362
    What makes me think that Suzuki is gonna end like Mitsu is because they are not selling their products very much, but hopefully when they introduce their new models in the upcoming years they would start selling more and become a more liked car make by Americans. I remember when Hyundai was very disliked by Americans, once at the mall and i remember there was this little boy with his dad at the mall and the little boy said "dad i want to get in the car please let me get in" the car was a Hyundai by the way, and the little boy's dad said "oohh no son that car is a piece of [non-permissible content removed], look its a Hyundai" but now that the Sonata won the best quality reting from J.D. Power and Associates, a lot more people is considering Hyundai in their possible next car list. So thats just my point of view but hopefully Suzuki will do better. I personally like some of the Suzuki cars for example i like the new Verona and Forenza but they are not selling, i wonder why???
  • lil302000lil302000 Posts: 149
    As of the end of April Suzuki has sold a total of 24,302 vehicles an 18% increase from last year. Forenza has accounted for 6,485 units and Verona 4,827. Between Verona and Forenza they account for 11,312 units almost half of all year to date sales. I think the new models will only help their efforts. I don't know what their success will be in the US, only time will tell and there is allot of factors that will be key to their success. We must also consider that the Verona has entered into one of the most competitive segments in car sales, the mid size family car. I would say that they are doing ok all things considered. Wouldn't it be nice if they came out with a pick up?
  • player4player4 Posts: 362
    Yea, it would be nice if Suzuki came out with a Sport Coupe, A Pick-Up, a Convertible, and a minivan, why not?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    would be nice, of course, it can't be a rebadged Chevrolet Uplander, but maybe a Daewoo van?
  • player4player4 Posts: 362
    Instead of a rebadged GM van why don't Suzuki and Kia team up to create a minivan, with the redisigned Sedona coming up in 2006 Suzuki should team up with Kia and build two versions of that van, of course they cannot look TOO aliked like the 2005 GM vans cause those are all ugly. Im sure if Kia ans Suzuki team up to build a minivan they would come up with something good, because Kia got the luxury and Suzuki got the sportiness!!

    ARE YOU LISTENING SUZUKI???????
  • setzersetzer Posts: 127
    It doesn't seem likely that Suzuki and Kia would ever team up, but it is possible. And it would be smart. They both are in the same segement and they could learn from each other and try to create something that is best of both worlds.
  • player4player4 Posts: 362
    Yup!!! cuz if you think about it Kia ans Suzuki are competitors and each got a car that competes with the others car (Ex: Sorento - XL-7, Optima - Verona, Spectra - Forenza). I hope that they team up to make a anice minivan!
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    From my knowledge, Suzuki's upcoming products include:

    -A production version of the Concept S/S2
    -Compact SUV based on GM's Theta architecture (along with Vue/Equinox) to replace Grand Vitara
    -OFFICIAL SUZUKI XL7 replacement for MY05-or-06
    -OFFICIAL SUZUKI 4-cylinder sport coupe (against Celica, etc.)
    -possible Suzuki minivan based on GM's "new" midvans - discussions are underway...sadly --- Let's hope this doesn't happen.
    -crossover like Highlander

    Anyone else know of upcoming Suzuki products?
  • muffin_manmuffin_man Posts: 865
    Do you have any further details on the 4-cylinder sport coupe? When oyu say "official suzuki" I assume you mean, not a Daewoo or GM product, correct?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Man! I'd rather have Suzuki rebadge a Kia Sedona then have them sell a Suzuki Uplander. We already have enough versions of the exact same thing under the traditional GM umbrella, why do we need a sixth one?
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    Suzuki has been promising dealers a TRUE OFFICIAL (not a GMDAT) Suzuki sport coupe. But lately, I've heard that it may just be a rebadged Cobalt coupe - which isn't a bad thing.
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    Actually, a Suzuki midvan would be the 5th version. LOL

    But yea, thank goodness it's only undergoing speculation at this time! :-O
  • muffin_manmuffin_man Posts: 865
    http://www.carbc.com/Car-News-803.html

    This pops up over the net, I would buy that car in a heartbeat.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Looks like a Mazda Miata kind of car, which is never a bad thing.
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    Yup, I put my previous message that there would be a production version of the Concept S and Concept S2 - S is the hatchback, S2 is the convertible. Suzuki is trying to make this America's next big "icon" car like the MINI, Beetle, and Miata were.
  • muffin_manmuffin_man Posts: 865
    Whether FWD or AWD, I am really looking forward to seeing how the S/S2 turns out. Is it about the size of the Mini? I'm so curious what engine they will use and how they will price it.

    I would happily buy the S over a Mini, nevermind a Beetle. Not sure about S2 vs. Miata, it will depend on how the S2 turns out.
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