MARUTI IGNIS – All You Need to Know!

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Maruti Suzuki launched its “Premium Urban Compact” vehicle, the Ignis in early January, this year. The new car from Maruti is a rather interesting one. It is aimed at the young car buying lot. Prices start at just Rs 4.59 lakh. The Maruti Ignis has received over 10,000 bookings already. The manufacturer even managed to sell almost 5,000 units of the Ignis since the first month of the mini SUV’s launch. Read on for more details on the new Maruti Suzuki Ignis India launch, price and specifications. Also See- Maruti Ignis Review

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While many believe the Ignis has replaced the Ritz in Maruti’s product portfolio, that is not exactly the case. The Ignis, while being dimensionaly 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. Besides, it will be sold through Nexa dealerships and not the regular Maruti Suzuki ones as the Ignis aims to attract buyers looking for a premium product.

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Essentially, the only direct rival to the Ignis is the KUV100. However, it will also compete with the likes of Hyundai Grand i10 and Ford Figo as these cars are in the same price segment.

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The Ignis made its public debut in India at the Auto Expo in February 2016. Maruti Suzuki Ignis India launch finally took place at an official event in New Delhi on January, 2013. Bookings can be made through the official Nexa Experience website and Nexa dealerships.

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Maruti Suzuki Ignis Price in India

Sigma Petrol Manual Rs 4.59 Lakh
Delta Petrol Manual Rs 5.19 Lakh
Zeta Petro Manual Rs 5.75 Lakh
Alpha Petrol Manual Rs 6.69 Lakh
Delta Petrol Automatic Rs 5.74 Lakh
Zeta Petrol Automatic Rs 6.30 Lakh
Delta Diesel Manual Rs 6.39 Lakh
Zeta Diesel Manual Rs 6.91 Lakh
Alpha Diesel Manual Rs 7.80 Lakh
Delta Diesel Automatic Rs 6.94 Lakh
Zeta Diesel Automatic Rs 7.46 Lakh

Prices of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis fall in the Rs. 4.59-7.80 lakh bracket. It has been priced below the Baleno hatchback, with which it shares floor space at Nexa dealerships. There is a price difference of around two lakh between the base petrol and diesel variants. Also, Maruti is offering Ignis petrol and diesel automatic variants as well.

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Maruti Suzuki Ignis Features

The Ignis is sold thru Nexa, which means Maruti’s regular L, V and Z series of nomenclature for the trims won’t apply on this mini SUV. Instead, it is available in Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha trims. Standard features across all the trims include-

  • Body-coloured door handles and bumpers
  • Air con
  • Front Power Windows
  • Dual Airbags
  • ABS

The Delta trim also gets you-

  • Full Wheel Covers
  • Turn Indicators on ORVMs
  • Dual-tone Dashboard
  • 2-DIN Audio System with Bluetooth/USB
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power adjustable ORVMs
  • Rear Power Windows

The Zeta trim brings in

  • Chrome Garnish for Front Grille
  • Fog Lamps
  • 15-inch alloys
  • Plastic Body Cladding
  • 6 Speakers
  • Start-Stop Button
  • Power-folding ORVMs
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear Defogger and Wash/Wipe

The Alpha trim also gets-

  • LED Projector Headlamps with DRLs
  • Puddle Lamp
  • Smartplay Touchscreen Infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Rear View Camera

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Specifications

  Petrol Diesel
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol 1.3 L Diesel
Power 83 PS 74 PS
Torque 113 Nm 190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed Manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed Manual/5-speed AMT

Like most Maruti products on sale in India, the Ignis also features a 1.2 L petrol and a 1.3 L diesel engine. It boasts the same specifications as the Maruti Swift/Dzire/Baleno. Maruti Suzuki Ignis petrol, as well as the diesel version, are available with an optional 5-speed AMT. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard across the range. While for international markets, Suzuki offers the Ignis with optional AWD as well, India will not get this option.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis India Launch in January 2017; Price Rs 5 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Mileage

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Mileage (in KMPL)
City* Highway* ARAI (Claimed)
Petrol 16 20.5 20.89
Diesel 19 23 26.80

*estimate

The Ignis has a claimed fuel mileage of 20.89 km/l and 26.80 km/l for petrol and diesel motors respectively. Expect the automatic variants of both the petrol and diesel Ignis to be as fuel efficient as the manual ones.

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Maruti Suzuki Ignis Dimensions

Length 3700 mm
Width 1690 mm
Height 1595 mm
Wheelbase 2435 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm
Kerb Weight 825-960 kgs
Boot Space 260 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.

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.

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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 is feature rich and the top end variants 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, which will be on offer.

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Maruti Suzuki Ignis – Colours

The Ignis is available in the following 6 basic colours –

  • Pearl Arctic White
  • Silky Silver
  • Glistening Grey
  • Uptown Red
  • Tinsel Blue
  • Urban Blue

Aside from the basic colour options, Maruti will also offer high levels of exterior customization. There will be dual tone paint schemes available, along with custom wraps for the roof. Dual tone paint schemes include –

  • Uptown Red with Midnight Black roof
  • Tinsel Blue with Midnight Black roof
  • Tinsel Blue with Pearl Arctic White roof

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Engine and Transmission Options

Maruti’s latest compact car offering gets the usual set of 1.2 L Petrol and 1.3 L Diesel engines. In both cases, a 5-speed manual transmission is standard. Although initial reports suggested the Ignis petrol will feature an optional CVT automatic gearbox, that is not the case. Instead, it gets a 5-speed AMT to keep costs in check. Also, the Ignis diesel is available with a 5-speed AMT, making it the first Maruti Suzuki product to offer AMTs on both petrol and diesel versions. Maruti will not launch the car with an optional AWD system.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. […] Maruti launched the Baleno hatchback in India last year and the car became an instant hit. Along the way, it managed to steal some of Swift‘s customers thanks to the narrow price gap. A similar situation could arise once the Ignis arrives in showroom later this year. Not only will it share floor space with the Baleno, it is likely to be powered by the same set of engines as well. Add to that Indian customers’ current love for anything even remotely resembling an SUV and a certain degree of cannibalism seems inevitable. In this Maruti Ignis vs Baleno comparison, we will compare the upcoming mini SUV with the popular hatchback. Also See- Maruti Ignis Launch Details […]

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