I will also be interested in what you find out, gloucester: thank you for offering to share. I emailed Suzuki Customer Services about this in late May, because back in March, when they announced the refresh, they were predicting an April on-sale date. SCS told me that they couldn't launch any new cars at that time (although I should point out that other manufacturers were), which I thought was a fair enough stance in the circumstances, however a few days later they released the Swift Sport update, so I was a bit puzzled.
They have also effectively raised the price of the current model Ignis by allowing the £1000-off offer to expire. This isn't the way 'old stock' is traditionally cleared, in my experience, but that's probably why they're sitting there and I'm sitting here!!
Your comment is very helpful indeed. I was charging ahead convinced that as we now only require one car I was going to get shot of both the Mini and Ignis for a new SZ5. The rot started when I really started to progress the idea and became disillusioned with Suzuki themselves and also the dealership that I was talking to at the time. When I read your comments it triggered a "light bulb" moment. Now excellent vehicle that the Ignis is it ain't worth £16.5k especially when I already own an A1 condition, 18-month-old, 9,000 mile, SZ-T in red and black for which I paid £10k a year ago. Now taking into account that the motor trade in the UK is going to undergo huge changes over the next year or two thanks to the legacy of the lurgy then Suzuki are not going to be selling me anything any time soon. That's one of the great benefits of forums like this, they can and do inject a bit of objectivity when the blinkers are well and truly on.I bought my Ignis two years ago - then it cost £12,500 (excluding the £650 paint). Now it costs £15,749 an increase of 26% WAY ABOVE the rate of inflation !!!!! Mine would be £16,399 now. The specification is I believe completely unchanged (until the facelift arrives).
I could get a pre-reg Qashqai for not much more:
2020 Nissan Qashqai - 1.5 Dci  Acenta 5dr - £16,500
Or £12,834 would get me a 2019 pre-reg Micra:
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Which service did you have - miles / time interval?So................
My car was serviced very efficiently today. Less than 90 minutes. Cost covered by Suzuki service plan but would have been £328 according to Suzuki's website!!! (The next closest dealer would have been only £208)
Charles is furloughed so someone else responded to my queries:
(They're really expensive for servicing, hence the reason I have a three-year service plan from Suzuki UK rather than their own:
- Facelift Ignis available in the UK late August.
- It won't run on battery alone.
- The new larger battery is 48V ( - so no chance then of a retrofit...)
- Pricing unknown - but when I said my car had gone up 26% in two years, he said there's £2000 off the current model - something that wasn't seen on the Suzuki website when I last looked and not on as I type...
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At the cost of no local car builders here anymore. We used to have 6 majors here. We have been sold-out by the previous elected clowns running the country starting in the 1970s in cohorts with the UN. No or very little Import Tarifs for import cars to Aus.It's SO cheap over there!