The suspension feels fine, but the torsion beam
rear set-up means it can bang noisily over bumps and potholes.
The complex and sophisticated Hydragas suspension system used on previous BL models was sacrificed on cost grounds, with a conventional MacPherson strut system at the front and a VW Golf- style torsion beam
The ride is firm, with MacPherson Struts in front and a four-link torsion beam
in the rear.
When you choose the former you get a simple torsion beam
rear suspension, and when you order 4WD your car comes with a more sophisticated multi-link rear axle.
Weighing in at just 2,648 lbs (manual transmission) and 2,714 lbs (automatic transmission), engineers sought to refine the driving experience with more agile handling and improved ride comfort, and this was achieved by designing a fully-independent MacPherson strut front suspension and a torsion beam
At the rear is a torsion beam
with C cross-section endowing high torsional stiffness.
For the suspension, the Ignis gets McPherson struts at the front and torsion beam
setup on the rear.
For the chassis, enhanced Torque Vectoring Control and a three-stage electronic stability control system team up with modified damper and rear torsion beam
settings, stronger rear brakes, quicker steering and a 15mm lower centre of gravity.
At the rear, the Type R's H-shaped torsion beam
suspension (which caused so much grumbling when the company abandoned a multi-link rear end) is further refined.
The suspension is also lighter, with struts up front and a torsion beam
rear end combining with a longer wheelbase to better isolate road noise and surface imperfections.
The suspension system (MacPherson struts for the front wheels and a torsion beam
on the back) provide a softer, stable driving performance.