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  • J&J Motors Suzuki dealership in Bridgend, Wales, hands over two dual-controlled flame orange-coloured compact crossovers to driving school owners
  • IGNIS was chosen by the Cromptons for its distinctive looks, comprehensive specification and excellent fuel economy
  • Couple have now bought eight Suzuki cars for their business in the last seven years

The Baglan School of Motoring in Port Talbot, is the first in the UK to offer driving lessons in the new Suzuki IGNIS. Alison and Kevin Crompton, who run the successful tuition business in South Wales, collected two dual-controlled flame orange-coloured compact crossovers from the J&J Motors Suzuki dealership in Bridgend, bringing the total number of Suzuki cars that they have owned since 2011 to eight.

The husband and wife team, who have a combined experience of over 70 years of teaching students in their local area, chose the five-door IGNIS SZ-T as a replacement for their existing models. Its frugal 1.2-litre Dualjet engine offers impressive fuel economy of over 61 mpg and CO2 emissions of only 104g/km. This was a key factor in their decision-making as they have up to 150 students on their books each year and cover around 45,000 miles every 12 months.

The recently-launched IGNIS equally drew the attention of the Cromptons thanks to its distinctive sleek styling and comprehensive level of standard specification which includes 16-inch alloy wheels, wheel arch extensions, satellite navigation, a rear parking camera and electric windows on the SZ-T variant.

Kevin Crompton, Co-owner of the Baglan School of Motoring, said: “We have always been great fans of Suzuki’s small cars, and IGNIS is no different. This is the perfect model to learn in, as it’s straightforward to park, and simple to manoeuvre through narrow city streets or out on the open road. Plus, with the added advantages of the car being very economical, and comfortable to sit in for hours on end, it ticked all the boxes.”

James Plimmer, Dealer Principal at J&J Motors Bridgend, added: “The Cromptons have been loyal customers for many years, and we are delighted that we could assist them with exactly what they needed. We wish them more years of success with their new cars and look forward to welcoming them back in the future.”

The Suzuki IGNIS is available with free road tax for three years and one year’s free insurance with 5.9% APR representative*. The SZ-T grade costs from £11,749 OTR.

J&J Motors (Bridgend) is located at Laleston CF32 0LY. For further information on the Suzuki product range, or to book a test drive, call 01656 657840 or visit

*Valid until 30 June 2017.


Picture caption (from left to right): Kevin and Alison Crompton, Baglan School of Motoring.

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