SUCCESS FOR SUZUKI AT THE 40th WHAT CAR? AWARDS
- True MPG’ award win for Ignis SZ5.
- Hat Trick ‘Best Buy’ category win for Vitara SZ4.
- Celerio ‘Best Buy’ category win at less than £9,500 for the second year running.
Suzuki received multiple accolades at 40th Anniversary of the What Car? Awards, with the Ignis picking up the ‘True MPG’ Award as the most economical new car tested by the editorial team over the last year.
Steve Huntingford, Editor of What Car? said: “Nothing has surpassed its stellar average True MPG figure of 59.6mpg. Given the wide selection of hybrids, downsized turbocharged petrol engines and diesels we’ve tested this year that’s quite some achievement. Not only does the Ignis sip fuel but it doesn’t chuck out much Nox (Nitrous Oxide emissions), either. Considering Nox contributes to the formation of smog and acid rain, that’s worth celebrating.”
Suzuki also celebrated two further ‘Best Buy’ category wins with Vitara awarded a ‘Best Buy’ accolade for the third consecutive year in the small SUV class. The 1.6-litre SZ4 model was comprehensively judged by the editorial team and announced again as the best overall model in its price bracket of less than £16,000.
Commenting further, Steve Huntingford said: “Despite the arrival of competition from a number of manufacturers as well as Suzuki’s own Ignis, the Vitara remains our favourite budget SUV.”
In addition the Celerio SZ2 was awarded a ‘Best Buy’ accolade for the second year running. This time it was recommended in the category at less than £9,500 with What Car? commenting: “All things considered, the Celerio is a serious amount of car for the cash, Suzuki throws in everything you would realistically need – even on entry level SZ2 trim - and it makes a well-rounded City Car choice.”
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