Maruti Ignis India Launch in Early 2017!


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 Price in India, Launch Date, Images and other details of the upcoming Maruti Mini SUV 2016

Also See –  2017 Swift | 2017 Dzire | 2017 S Cross | 2018 Gypsy | Swift Deca

Maruti Ignis India Launch Date

Maruti Ignis India Launch Date January-February 2017

The launch date of Maruti Suzuki Ignis compact SUV will probably fall in early 2017. 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.

Also See- Upcoming Maruti Cars

At the Auto Expo, Maruti announced that the Ignis and the Baleno RS will arrive in showrooms during the 2016 festive season. However, both launches are now running behind schedule. A major reason for that is the high demand for other Maruti products such as the Baleno and Brezza. Maruti is struggling to cope with the demand for its new products. Maruti delayed the launch in order to give themselves enough time to clear some of the backlog.

Maruti Ignis India Price in India, Launch Date, Images and other details of the upcoming Maruti Mini SUV 2016

Also See- 2016 New Alto | Vitara Brezza | Baleno RS | Next Generation Swift

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 price in India could be 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. There will be a price overlap between some variants of the Baleno and the Ignis.

Also See- Upcoming SUVs Under 15 lacs

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 indirect rivals as well.

Suzuki Ignis Walk-around Video Review

Also See – Maruti Ignis vs Swift | New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Current Model Swift | Ignis vs Dzire

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
Wheelbase 2,438 mm
Tyre Size 215/45R18
Drive Layout Front Wheel Drive
Platform New generation platform
Seating Capacity 5

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!

Maruti Ignis India Price in India, Launch Date, Images and other details of the upcoming Maruti Mini SUV 2016

New-generation platform

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.

Also See – Ignis vs Vitara Brezza | Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 | Ignis vs Baleno | Maruti Baleno

Maruti Ignis Mileage

Maruti Ignis Mileage* (in KMPL)

City Highway ARAI
Petrol 16 20.5 21
Diesel 19 23 27

*estimated figures

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.”

maruti ignis price around 5.25 lakhs; india launch in October 2016; Interior image of dashboard

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.

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Maruti Ignis Colours

  • Black
  • Boost Blue
  • Flame Orange
  • Helios Gold
  • Neon Blue
  • Pearl Silver
  • Pure White
  • Red

The colours mentioned above are for the Japan-spec Ignis. For India, the colour options might be different.

Maruti Ignis Dimensions

Length 3,700 mm
Width 1,660 mm
Height 1,595 mm
Wheelbase 2,438 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm
Kerb Weight 920 kgs
Boot Space 258 litres (415 litres with Seats Folded)
Seating Capacity 5 passengers

Also See- Maruti at Auto Expo 2016

Maruti Ignis India – Exterior

Maruti Ignis Price - 5.00 Lakh - Launch Date, Specs, Images maruti ignis led headlamps

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
  • 5-speed AMT
  • LED daytime running lamps

Maruti Ignis India – Interior

maruti ignis price around 5.25 lakhs; india launch in October 2016; Interior image of dashboard-centre-console

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. Maruti was expected to launch the Ignis with an optional CVT gearbox. However, recent reports suggest Maruti will equip the Ignis with a 5-speed AMT instead of a CVT to keep costs competitive. Also, Suzuki’s global website also lists the Ignis with a 5-speed AMT and not a CVT. Maruti is yet to confirm the engine and transmission lineup.

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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.

Maruti Ignis Safety

The India-bound Ignis has received a 3-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. With the optional full safety pack, the Ignis secures a full 5-star rating. It maybe noted that both the variants tested featured 6 airbags. In most likelihood, the Indian version will receive just two airbags. Euro NCAP notes that the Ignis’ cabin remained stable in offset deformable front impact crash test. Also, the test dummy indicated that passengers are likely to remain largely unscathed in case of a mishap.

The India-spec Ignis will come with following safety features-

  • Dual Front Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Security Alarm
  • Seatbelt with pre-tensioners
  • Fog Lamps
  • Crumple Zones

Suzuki iM 4 Concept Photos

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  1. May I know in IGNIS of Maruti Suzuki will there be AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION VARIANT if so what is the price and approximate mileage

  2. It is so expensive then kuv100 styling is very poor …milage is good but it can be improved with 1.0 ltr petrol engine

  3. maruti suzuki deploying its market capture in all field….

    i think from front corner view it look like swift without curvy look.

    expected ground clearance usually 170 mm !

    swift is overflooded the market MS targeted customer to baleno but hiked price again…

    bringing vitara again with lesser specification then creta.

    go for KUV1OO you will be in gain.

  4. […] One of the most awaited of the Upcoming SUV Cars in India Below 10 lakhs is also possibly the least priced model here. The Ignis can be classified as a micro-SUV positioned in the same segment as the Mahindra KUV100. It will by the 1.2 L Petrol engine that powers the likes of the Maruti Swift and will be sold through the Nexa dealer network. Read More . . . […]

  5. Maruthi Suzuki Ignis the best version should have the maximum price of Rs 6 to 7 lakhs so that only you will be able to face competition from Hyundaiand more middle class people will buy the same. If you fix a lower price you will be able to more cars in the year 2016 itself and create a history

  6. Hi to all
    As I guess on ignis, delta verson (Mid) of petrol will come around 6,70,000/- (on road), where as diesel verson of delta will be around 8,05,000/-(on road)…. May be highend version will be around 9,50,000/-, it may be come mix with ( SHVS) hybrid technology, DRL, infotainment technology, etc….. May company keep the position of Ignis under Baleno… As all specifications of ignis was under (lesser then)the baleno, except ground clearance and SUV ‘s DNA……

  7. Wich is better of maruthi volkswagon and honda regarding spare parts costs
    And durabilty of structure?

  8. Hi Editorial Team

    Can yous suggest me the best?
    I am looking the launch of ignis till festival, and I come to conclude whether ignis or Baleno…. After selection of variant, can I go for petrol or diesel?
    Now diesel cars are going to ban in metro cities and my usage is about 50 km per week and a tour of 1400 km per month… Total comes around 1600 km per month…
    Pl suggest me according to future perspective

  9. Hi chauhan

    What Can we expect Milage of petrol engine Ignis/Baleno in city conditions with air conditioning mode….. I mean to say actual milage on metro city ride…


  10. I have taken the test drive of Baleno, but found ground clearance is not good enough of 170 mm, and the same swift engine hence can’t decide till Ignis lunched, as I belongs to Hill from Sikkim so need ground cleaners of at list 180 mm with 4 cylinder engine. I come to conclude whether ignis or Baleno pls. suggest

  11. I am Impressed with Vitara Design since Available in Diesel Only my Usage only 400 KM in a Month , Should I Wait for Vitara Petrol Version Experts Pls Suggest.

  12. Yes, the Vitara Petrol should be out by the end of the current financial year. Waiting could be a good idea if you don’t require a new car at the earliest.


  13. Sir this car price is very expensive please down the rate this car minimum car rate you decide rs .400000 lakh on ex showroom price in India govt employees like your brand only maruti but your car price high mahindra luv 100 k2 price on road rs .497000. Please low price ingnis rate down on road ingnis you decide rs good price.thanku

  14. The concept car looks good. By the time it gets modified and comes to Indian market. It might look like a piece of crap.

  15. Have to be said – the rear of the car is hideous to say the least!!! Rest of the car, great clean design. Freshness abound in the interiors. The front and the interiors look inspired by the VW UP! but that’s not a bad thing at all!

  16. What shall be the cost of ownership for 5 years for petrol & diesal variants if monthly running is about 1000 kms. Thanks

  17. Why is Alpha Suv is waiting such a beautiful model which people are waiting for ? Since Murathi is having biggest shares in the market.Why can’t Maruti give best car with lowest price where people are offeredable ?….

  18. Ignis… Ignis…..Ignis…… Waiting for such a long period is getting irritation…… No clarity on launch, some one saying on or after festival… Another one saying in 2017…..
    Will you pl clarify on launch?

  19. May i know which will be better among tata nexon and maruti ignis? My requirements are good ground clearance atleast 190mm as i stay in hilly area of sikkim. Preferably 4 cylinder engine, good boot volume and spacious 5 seats. 3 cylinder suvs arent a good taste for hilly regions

  20. Hi Puran,
    Both of these haven’t been launched yet so we can’t be too sure before driving them. But from the looks of it, the Ignis will meet all your requirements. The Nexon is still some time away from launch and hence, finer details are unavailable at the moment.


  21. ignis will launch in Diwali or not???

    baleno r.s will launch in Diwali or not..

    when will booking start for both above??

  22. For successful of ignis it should have 300 lits bootspace and 180 mm ground clearance and price for petrol version ranges between 5.0 to 7.0 lac.

  23. hai,i am impressed with Ignis and Mahindra KUV, but i trusred with maruthi .
    Daily i m using 100km per day ,which vehicle is more convient to me ,only diesel ,vitara breeza or Ignis?