The Suzuki Ignis is about to go on sale. It may be noted that the Ignis made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2016, where it shared floor space with the upcoming Baleno RS. The Ignis moniker becomes the second nameplate after the ‘Baleno‘ to make a comeback. The earlier iteration of the Ignis used to be on sale in Europe, Australia, and some Asian markets. The new Suzuki Ignis too will target the same markets. However, this Maruti Suzuki Mini SUV is also India bound! Camouflaged units of the Ignis micro-SUV were caught testing on Delhi roads recently. The Maruti Ignis price range will be INR 5.25-8 Lakhs. Read on to find more on Maruti Ignis Price in India, launch date and specifications of the upcoming Maruti Mini SUV 2016-17.
Maruti Ignis India Launch Date
|Maruti Ignis India Launch Date||November-December 2016|
The launch date of Maruti Suzuki Ignis compact SUV will probably fall in the last quarter of this year. At the Auto Expo 2016, where the Ignis was first showcased to the Indian public, Maruti announced that the Ignis will be sold through the Nexa dealer network. This indicates that it will be a premium offering and the variants will have the same variant names as the S-Cross and Baleno – Sigma, Alpha, Delta, Zeta.
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At the Auto Expo, Maruti announced that the Ignis and the Baleno RS will arrive in showrooms during the 2016 festive season. However, according to the latest reports, while the Baleno RS’s launch is on track, the Ignis will not be coming to us before the end of this year. A reason for that could be high demand for other Maruti products such as the Baleno and Brezza. Maruti is struggling to cope with the demand for its new products. With the festive season almost here, demand will go up, which could push the Ignis launch date to end 2016 or early 2017.
Maruti Ignis Price in India
|Maruti Ignis Sigma 1.2 Petrol Manual||Rs 5.00 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Delta 1.2 Petrol Manual||Rs 5.60 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Zeta 1.2 Petrol Manual||Rs 6.20 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Alpha 1.2 Petrol Manual||Rs 6.90 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Zeta 1.2 Petrol Automatic CVT||Rs 7.10 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Sigma 1.3 Diesel Manual||Rs 6.00 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Delta 1.3 Diesel Manual||Rs 6.55 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Zeta 1.3 Diesel Manual||Rs 7.25 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Alpha 1.3 Diesel Manual||Rs 7.95 lakh|
*estimated Maruti Ignis Price in India. Actual prices may vary
The new Maruti Suzuki Ignis compact SUV could have a starting price of Rs 5.00 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). At this price point, it will slot in below the Ford EcoSport-rivaling Vitara Brezza. It will be sold through the Nexa sales channel sharing floorspace with the Baleno and S-Cross.
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Maruti Ignis India Rivals
The only direct rival to the Ignis currently on sale in India is Mahindra’s KUV100. However, on the basis of the Maruti Ignis’ price, its siblings such as the Swift, Baleno and Vitara Brezza could turn out to be its rivals as well.
Suzuki Ignis Walk-around Video Review
Maruti Ignis India – Specifications
|Engine||1.3 litre Turbo Diesel + SHVS/1.2 litre Petrol|
|Max. Power||75 PS @ 4000 rpm/84.3 PS @ 6000rpm|
|Peak Torque||190 Nm @ 2000 rpm/115 Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Transmission||5 Speed Manual/AMT|
|Overall Length||3,700 mm|
|Overall Width||1,709 mm|
|Overall Height||1,595 mm|
|Drive Layout||Front Wheel Drive|
|Platform||New generation platform|
In India, the Ignis could come to us with the same engines that power the Swift. This means that the Ignis will most likely boast of 1.2 litre petrol and 1.3 litre Diesel engines that will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Maruti could also provide an option of Automatic Manual Transmission (AMT).India-spec model will boast an FF layout. In an interesting, and rather surprising move, Maruti could offer the Ignis with an All-Wheel Drive system as well. There have been reports of the SHVS Mild Hybrid Tech finding its way to the Maruti Ignis. That could help Maruti claim a mileage of more than 28 kpl!
The new generation platform underpinning the Ignis has been tailor-made to enhance the rigidity of the car’s structure. Not just this, it also reduces weight by means of a fundamental re-design of the car’s underbody structure. The new platform also helps to optimize the overall vehicle design, which also comprises of parts mounted under the body. All this means that the fuel mileage, safety, road handling, high-speed stability, and even the NVH performance takes a rise.
Maruti Ignis Mileage
Maruti Ignis Mileage* (in KMPL)
The Ignis could have a claimed fuel mileage of 21 km/l and 27 km/l for petrol and diesel motors respectively. Sources inform us that the Ignis will also get the SHVS mild hybrid tech. It will be the first time that the FGT-equipped 1.3 DDiS motor will get the SHVS.
Maruti Ignis Design Review
The Suzuki Ignis was first unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It is among the newest of Suzuki’s ideas for the compact SUV and crossover segments. The Ignis previews the manufacturer’s upcoming compact 4×4 and the car’s design boasts of uniqueness and Suzuki’s DNA. The car’s theme is “Shape the Inspiration”. Basically, the upcoming Maruti Ignis is a highly personal vehicle that opens gates to new possibilities to have fun. In words of Suzuki, the Ignis is “intelligent but tough, offering reliable performance rooted in the Suzuki 4×4 tradition coupled with the latest fuel-saving technology. The minimalist design blends perfectly into the driver’s lifestyle, while its distinctive character brings real inspiration to the daily routine.”
The Ignis will have a high ground clearance and a high hip point. It might also get a 4WD system. All of this will ensure that this car is easy to drive in tough road conditions. On the inside, it has a user-friendly interior and a large luggage area. The car’s minimalist body boasts plain surfaces and a round-ish roof, with straight lines that make the design more attractive. The large wheels, pushed to the corners of the vehicle, go on to hint at this SUV’s muscular performance and give it a dynamic stance. Then there are some more dramatic design features such as the ‘sunglass clad’ look of the front fascia, helmet like roof and the vents on the C Pillar, which are inspired by older models from Suzuki.
Maruti Ignis Colours
- Boost Blue
- Flame Orange
- Helios Gold
- Neon Blue
- Pearl Silver
- Pure White
The colours mentioned above are for the Japan-spec Ignis. For India, the colour options might be different.
Maruti Ignis Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
|Kerb Weight||920 kgs|
|Boot Space||258 litres (415 litres with Seats Folded)|
|Seating Capacity||5 passengers|
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Maruti Ignis India – Exterior
The new Suzuki Ignis looks much like the iM4 concept previewed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The Suzuki Ignis measures 3679mm in length, 1579mm in height and is 1478mm wide. It gets really bold arches, sporty bumpers, some chrome accents, large wheels and an overall boxy silhouette. In India, the Ignis will compete with the Mahindra KUV100 and upcoming models such as the Chevrolet Beat Activ and Tata Tiago Aktiv.
Maruti Ignis India – Features
- Capsule like, minimalist body
- Curved roof and plain surfaces that create a high visual impact and give the car body a simple yet endearing character
- Straight lines of the car’s shoulder and greenhouse enhance the visual impact, as do the many rectangular motifs that have been repeated at many places like front and rear lower grilles, outside rear view mirrors, door handles, and headlamps.
- Sunglass like front grille and headlamp design
- Blacked out A and B pillars
- Clamshell bonnet
- Slits on C pillar pay tribute to earlier Suzuki models such as Fronte Coupé and the first generation Cervo
- Flared bumpers
- Stylish 18 inch wheels
- Black alloy wheels
- Side body moulding to enhance the rugged image
- Car Play Infotainment
- LED Head lamps
Maruti Ignis India – Interior
On the inside, the Ignis gets a combination of light and dark surfaces. Its dashboard design is unlike anything we have seen from Maruti Suzuki till date. Since it will be sold through the Nexa sales network, the Ignis will get a slew of premium features. The Ignis will feature Maruti’s SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system. This system features a special HMI (Human Machine Interface), smartphone connectivity and navigation features. It also boasts Apple CarPlay and voice-recognition function. In India, however, the Ignis might borrow the SmartPlay infotainment system currently available on Baleno, Ciaz and Vitara Brezza. All this will take the Maruti Ignis price to above 7 lakhs but only for the fully loaded models.
Maruti Ignis Engine and Transmission
In all probability, the upcoming Ignis will share its engines with the Baleno/Swift/Dzire. It will get a 1.2 litre petrol and a 1.3 litre diesel. Interestingly, the 1.3 litre diesel will benefit from mild hybrid tech similar to what we have seen in the Ciaz and Ertiga SHVS models. Manual transmission variants will get a 5 speed gearbox. There will be petrol automatic variants as well that will get a CVT. Use of SHVS mild hybrid tech means the Ignis will be eligible for concessions under the Government’s FAME scheme. This could bring down the price of diesel variants further. However, recent reports suggest Maruti will equip the Ignis with a 5-speed AMT instead of a CVT to keep costs competitive. Maruti is yet to confirm the engine and transmission lineup.
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