General Secretary of the group, Alan Domville comments: “Suzuki’s tremendous sales performance in recent years has been remarkable and our members’ judgment this year once again reflects that. Ignis is one of the marque’s many splendid vehicles and truly satisfies our principal criteria – value for money.”
Receiving the award at the recent annual test day for automotive writers organised by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders at Wetherby racecourse, Alun Parry, Suzuki’s Head of Press and PR, expressed his delight.
“This is more good news for the highly acclaimed Ignis and we are very proud to receive the Car of The Year award from the Northern Group, particularly when more than 60 per cent of our editorial coverage is generated by the regional media. Ignis is an important and popular model in our range and this award will certainly help us with further awareness of it.”
The traditional prize is a suitably inscribed genuine miner’s lamp – a symbol of the north. Rather than being called an “Oscar” it is affectionately known as the “Arthur” …in deference to Mr Scargill. The award has been held annually since 2005.
The Ignis is available from £10,499 for the SZ3 model and standard equipment for all models includes DAB Radio with Bluetooth, air conditioning, six airbags and front electric windows.