Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100


In January 2016, we witnessed the launch of the Mahindra KUV100 – the UV manufacturer’s take on the hatchback segment. Judging by the response it has received, Mahindra seems to have gotten their strategy spot on. At Auto Expo 2016Maruti showcased the Ignis concept. Now, the manufacturer is about to launch the Ignis micro-SUV in India. The only direct rival to the Ignis we can think of will be the Mahindra KUV100. In this post, we will compare the two micro SUVs based on price, specifications, mileage, dimensions and more. Read our Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 comparison for more.

maruti ignis vs mahindra kuv100 comparison

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Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Price Comparison



Maruti Ignis* Mahindra KUV100^
Sigma INR 6.00 lakhs K2 INR 5.48 lakhs
Delta INR 6.55 lakhs K2+ INR 5.71 lakhs
Zeta INR 7.25 lakhs K4 INR 5.83 lakhs
Alpha INR 7.79 lakhs K4+ INR 6.05 lakhs
K6 INR 6.48 lakhs
K6+ INR 6.70 lakhs
K8 INR 7.04 lakhs

The prices mentioned below (for Maruti Ignis) are estimated figures. Actual pricing could be closer to the KUV100’s. However, top-end variants of the Ignis will definitely be more expensive as they will come with a longer list of features. Also, expect overall quality levels to be much better than Mahindra. Unlike the KUV, Ignis will be available with an optional automatic in the form of a CVT.

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Maruti Ignis* Mahindra KUV100^
Sigma INR 5.00 lakhs K2 INR 4.57 lakhs
Delta INR 5.60 lakhs K2+ INR 4.86 lakhs
Zeta INR 6.20 lakhs K4 INR 4.98 lakhs
Delta Automatic INR 6.55 lakhs K4+ INR 5.20 lakhs
Alpha INR 6.70 lakhs K6 INR 5.57 lakhs
Zeta Automatic INR 7.20 lakhs K6+ INR 5.79 lakhs
K8 INR 6.13 lakhs

^ex-showroom, Delhi price

*estimated ex-showroom, Delhi price

Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Comparison Price, Specs, Features 2016-mahindra-kuv100-action-shot-white-side
No automatic variants for the KUV100

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Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Specifications Comparison


Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Diesel 1.2 L Diesel
Power 75 bhp 77 bhp
Torque 190 Nm 190 Nm
Top Speed -NA- -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA- -NA-
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Mileage 25 kpl (estimated) 25.32 kpl (claimed)


Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol 1.3 L Diesel
Power 83 bhp 82 bhp
Torque 115 Nm 115 Nm
Top Speed -NA- -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA- -NA-
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/CVT 5-speed manual
Mileage 21 kpl (estimated) 18.15 kpl (claimed)

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Maruti Ignis will share its engines with the Swift/Dzire/Baleno. Powering the Ignis will be a 1.3 L Diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. While the petrol variants will employ a 1.2 L Petrol engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT. If the estimates are anything to go by, power and torque figures of both cars will be identical. Hopefully, Ignis petrol will not feel as sluggish as the KUV100 petrol. Also, Maruti will have the advantage of an automatic transmission option over Mahindra.

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Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Dimensions

  Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100
Length x Width x Height 3693 x 1709 x 1566 mm 3675 x 1715 x 1665 mm
Wheelbase 2438 mm 2385 mm
Kerb Weight -NA- 1085 – 1135 kg
Wheel Type and Size -NA- 14 inch alloys
Boot Space -NA- 243 L

Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Mileage Comparison

  Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100
Diesel 25 kpl (est.) 25.32 kpl
Petrol 21 kpl (est.) 18.1 kpl

Mahindra is claiming an overall fuel efficiency of 25.32 kpl for the KUV100. We’re expecting the Ignis to return an overall claimed mileage of 25 kpl or more. If the Ignis gets SHVS technology or mild hybrid tech then that figure could go up to around 28 kpl. Petrol variants of the KUV100 return a claimed fuel efficiency of 18.1 kpl. Ignis petrol will, almost certainly, be more fuel efficient.

Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Features Comparison

Maruti will be selling the Ignis through the Nexa dealership network meant for their premium models. This means the micro-SUV will come with all the bells and whistles. Highlights will include dual front airbags, ABS, LED daytime running lights, projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system and more. Mahindra does not offer the KUV100 with projector headlamps, a touchscreen infotainment system or climate control. As we mentioned earlier, the KUV100 might be cheaper than the Ignis, but it will not be as feature rich.

Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Manual
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System Yes (Touchscreen) Yes (2-DIN)
Airbags Yes (2) Yes (2)
ABS Yes Yes

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Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Design Comparison

The Mahindra KUV100 features some very interesting styling bits all around. It looks good when viewed from certain angles, but a little awkward from some angles as well. Puny wheels rob it of the proper SUV look and the design, in general, seems a bit overdone. The production spec model of the Ignis will be almost identical to the one showcased at the Auto Expo. Some of the design highlights include – the big, chrome lined grille up front, which also houses the headlamps. LED daytime running lights, steeply raked rear windshield and more. Add to that SUV-like design elements and you get a smart blend of hatchback and SUV.

Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 – Interior

On the inside, it’s pretty much the same story. In order to facilitate the 3+3 seating arrangement, the KUV100 gets a slab-like centre console. The Ignis gets a very cool dashboard design different from anything we’ve seen from Maruti. We’re not sure what colour scheme the Ignis will employ for the India-spec model. However, from the looks of it, both cars will come with a combination of light and dark materials. Additionally, the Ignis is could feature body-coloured highlights in the cabin. Quality levels and fit and finish of the KUV’s cabin isn’t very impressive.

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Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Comparison – Verdict

Mahindra’s KUV100 is proving to be very popular among the masses. The SUV-crazed Indian audience seems to like what it offers. However, we expect the Ignis to be a better product in terms of design, features and quality. A lot will depend on the pricing of the Maruti Ignis relative to that of the Mahindra KUV100. Therefore, we will be able to provide a definitive verdict only after the Maruti Ignis India launch takes place.

  • Price – Maruti is expected to price the Ignis close to the Mahindra KUV100. However, top-end variants of the Ignis will be more expensive, but more feature-rich as well.
  • Specifications – Both mini-SUVs boast similar power and torque figures. Mahindra KUV100 petrol feels sluggish. Petrol Ignis will get an automatic engine option.
  • Features – Expect the Ignis to be more feature-rich with premium features like a touchscreen infotainment system, projector headlamps and more.
  • Design – The Ignis will definitely be more eye-catching than the Mahindra KUV100. KUV looks awkward from some angles.

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  1. Hi team

    I am very enthusiastic to know about ignis… Where as I am going to buy a ignis/ Baleno in this festive season…. I got very useful info on ignis with your comparison article… I am going to buy petrol delta model of ignis/ Baleno…. Can you suggest me the best……