Suzuki's chunky Ignis first saw the light of day at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. That was an interesting place to make a first move - it's the automotive glamour event of the year, and Suzuki is a real salt-of-the-earth kind of brand. But it did make some sense - while it wasn't called Ignis (it debuted under the clumsy iM-4), its individual looks got the fans excited.

Six months later it turned up at Tokyo, and then a year later in Paris as the Ignis we have today. Pinch-its-cheeks-cute, it's an entrant in the compact SUV segment dominated by much bigger companies - and cars - than Suzuki. It's odd, it's wacky and it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. But that's never really stopped the company before, so why should it now?