Maruti Suzuki, following months of delay, will finally launch the Ignis in India early next year. The upcoming car from Maruti is a rather interesting one. While it is the size of a normal hatchback, it will be marketed as a micro SUV. Which means it will be a direct rival to the Mahindra KUV100. We’re expecting the Maruti Suzuki Ignis India launch to take place in January 2017. Prices should start at around Rs. 5 lakh for the base petrol model of the Ignis. Read on for more details on the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ignis India launch, price and specifications.
The Ignis will replace the Ritz in Maruti’s product portfolio. However, the Ignis, while being dimensionally similar to the Ritz, is much different. For starters, you get a more premium cabin with more features and better materials. And then, there’s the definite crossover appeal due to several SUV-ish elements and the stance. Essentially, the only direct rival to the Ignis will be the KUV100. However, the upcoming Maruti will also compete with the likes of Hyundai Grand i10 as these cars will be in the same price segment.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Launch in India
|Model||Expected Launch Date|
|Maruti Ignis Launch Date||January 2017|
The Ignis made its public debut in India at the Auto Expo in February 2016. At the time of its unveil, MSIL announced the car will be launched during the 2016 festive season. However, that did not happen as Maruti was struggling to meet demands for popular new products like the Vitara Brezza and Baleno. Now, things seem to be getting back on track and the Maruti Suzuki Ignis India launch will take place in January 2017.
Test mules have already been caught on camera in and around Maruti’s manufacturing facility in Haryana. Here’s a spy video of the upcoming Maruti Ignis
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Price in India
|Model||Estimated Ex-showroom Price|
|Maruti Ignis Base Model||Rs. 5.00 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Top Model||Rs. 7.90 lakh|
According to our estimates, the prices of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis will fall in the Rs. 5-8 lakh bracket. It will be priced below the Baleno hatchback, with which it will share floor space at Nexa dealerships. There will be a price difference of around one lakh between the petrol and diesel variants. Also, Maruti will offer Ignis petrol automatic variants as well.
Here’s the complete Maruti Ignis price list based on our estimates –
|Model||Estimated Ex-showroom Price|
|Maruti Ignis Sigma 1.2 Petrol MT||Rs. 5.00 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Delta 1.2 Petrol MT||Rs. 5.60 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Zeta 1.2 Petrol MT||Rs. 6.20 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Alpha 1.2 Petrol MT||Rs. 6.90 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Delta 1.2 Petrol AT||Rs. 6.20 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Zeta 1.2 Petrol AT||Rs. 6.80 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Sigma 1.3 Diesel MT||Rs. 6.00 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Delta 1.3 Diesel MT||Rs. 6.50 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Zeta 1.3 Diesel MT||Rs. 7.20 lakh|
|Maruti Ignis Alpha 1.3 Diesel MT||Rs. 7.90 lakh|
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Images
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2 L Petrol||1.3 L Diesel|
|Power||83 BHP||74 BHP|
|Torque||115 Nm||190 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed Manual/5-speed AMT||5-speed Manual|
Like most Maruti products on sale in India, the Ignis will also feature a 1.2 L petrol and a 1.3 L diesel engine. It will boast the same specifications as the Maruti Swift/Dzire/Baleno. Maruti Suzuki Ignis petrol will be available with an optional 5-speed AMT as well. A 5-speed manual transmission will be standard across the range. Interestingly, Maruti Suzuki, according to certain reports, is considering launching the Ignis with optional AWD as well.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Mileage
|Maruti Suzuki Ignis Mileage* (in KMPL)|
With the diesel variants likely to feature mild hybrid technology, the Ignis could return up to 27 KMPL as per ARAI testing figures. Even without the SHVS technology, the claimed mileage of the Ignis diesel could be easily over 26 KMPL. Fuel efficiency figures of the Maruti Ignis petrol will hover around the 21 KMPL mark.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
|Kerb Weight||920 kgs|
|Boot Space||258 litres (415 litres with Seats Folded)|
|Seating Capacity||5 passengers|
In terms of size, it is smaller than the Swift and Baleno. However, its wheelbase is longer than that of the Swift. The weight of the India-spec Maruti Ignis may vary.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Exterior Design Review
The Ignis doesn’t look bland by any stretch of imagination. Its large wheels are pushed to the very corners, which give it a sporty stance. We also like some unique design features such as the ‘sunglass-clad’ front fascia, helmet-like roof and the vents on the C-Pillar. Styling cues seen on the Ignis have been inspired from multiple Suzuki models of the past. Bits like the clamshell bonnet, black A and B pillars, headlamps, C-pillar slits, all have taken inspiration from older Suzuki cars.
Overall, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is very different from any other product that is or has been on sale in India till now. It’s tall, SUV-like stance should appeal to the SUV-crazed Indian car buyers.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Interior Design Review
Much like the exterior, the interior of the Maruti Ignis features some interesting design elements as well. Unlike every other Maruti product on sale right now, the steering wheel design is new. The centrally mounted touchscreen unit doesn’t sit flush with the rectangular AC vents on either side. The cabin will be feature rich and the top end variants will get a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, colour MID, climate control, electric adjust and fold for the ORVMs and more. The image here shows body colour highlights as well. However, we’re not sure if Maruti Suzuki will offer those in India.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis – Colours
- Pure White
- Pearl Silver
- Neon Blue
- Helios Gold
- Flame Orange
- Boost Blue
How many of these colour options make it to India remains to be seen.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Engine and Transmission Options
Maruti’s upcoming micro SUV will get the usual set of 1.2 L Petrol and 1.3 L Diesel engines. In both cases, a 5-speed manual transmission will be standard. Although initial reports suggested the Ignis petrol will feature an optional CVT automatic gearbox, that will not be the case. Instead, it will get a 5-speed AMT to keep costs in check. Whether Maruti decides to offer the Ignis diesel with a 5-speed AMT or not remains to be seen. What might come as a surprise to most people, Maruti is actually considering launching the car with an optional AWD system. However, that might happen at a later stage. Plus, even the S-Cross doesn’t get an optional AWD system yet.
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