Suzuki Ignis for Africa receives three starts in the global NCAP safety crash tests. The car is made in India and comes with the same safety features.
The Global NCAP Crash Test Results for Africa have come out and Suzuki Ignis has received an overall of 3 stars rating. The hatchback is made in India and exported to Africa.
For adult occupant protection, it scores 9.99 points out of 17 points and 1 star for child occupant protection, which is 8 points out of 49. The protection for co-driver was termed adequate, whereas the rating for driver’s chest was weak.
The body of Suzuki Ignis was also rated unstable. The same rating came for Euro-Spec Ignis which comes with six-airbags and electronic stability control as standard. The India and Africa-spec get dual-airbags as standard.
As for the child occupant, the protection for the child’s chest is weak. In case of a rear-facing child seat installed in the co-driver’s seat, there is no provision for the co-driver airbag to be enabled.
Safety features onboard Suzuki Ignis include passenger seat belt warning, high-speed alert system, rear parking sensors as a standard fitment, dual-airbags along with ABS and EBD as standard across the range.
Features onboard include LED Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, SmartPlay Infotainment System, Push Start, Remote Keyless Entry, Auto Climate Control, Reverse parking sensors with camera and more.
Currently, Ignis in India is available only with a 1.2 Litre petrol engine, that produces 82 BHP and 114 Nm of peak torque. The motor comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox with an option of 5-speed AMT.
The 1.3 Litre diesel variant was earlier discontinued, due to low sales performance. Ignis Diesel was priced very near to Baleno diesel, which allowed buyers to prefer the more premium hatchback.
Maruti Suzuki is soon going to discontinue its old 1.3 Litre DDiS diesel engine as well as the new 1.5 Litre DDiS engine. That means the models priced lower than Baleno would not be available with diesel engines. The new engine will be updated to BS-6 norms, but will be available a bit later.