Bronze Medal for Suzuki Ignis at WCOTY Awards
The Suzuki Ignis has been announced as second runner-up in the 2017 World Urban Car of the Year award
After being shortlisted in January and then announced as one of three finalists at Geneva in March, Suzuki’s all-new Ignis has been announced second runner-up for the 2017 World Urban Car of the Year Award.
After being highly commended by jurors, the Ignis ultimately came in third to the Citroen C3, and category winner, the BMW i3.
World Car of The Year Juror, and Vice-Chair Mike Rutherford said, “Suzuki has seen off many rival manufacturers from all corners of the globe to become a 2017 World Car finalist.”
Rutherford continued, “As our 70-plus jurors have decided, Suzuki builds some of the finest small cars on the market – thus the Ignis and Baleno being voted into our Top Five in the world, with Ignis going on to be a Top Three finalist, only narrowly missing out on being crowned World Urban Car winner. This astonishing success is all the more remarkable in view of its extremely low price tag. Here’s a great little crossover vehicle proving the point that a world class car can be very affordable.”
Andrew Moore, Suzuki Australia Director Automobiles responded to the news saying, “When Ignis made the top five our personal views were confirmed that it’s a global leader in its class. Now upon hearing that we’ve taken out third place really proves, as Mike (Rutherford) said, that our Ignis with its huge personality and great value, has now officially earned its place on the world stage.”