Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), the nation’s largest selling car manufacturer, has finally come up with an AMT option for the top-of-the-line Alpha trim of its Ignis compact SUV. Until now, the AMT version was only available on the lower level Delta and Zeta trims. The launch of Maruti Ignis Alpha AMT models follows the launch of Baleno Alpha CVT variant. Marketed as Auto Gear Shift (AGS), AMT is now available on Delta, Zeta and Alpha trims of the Ignis. The new Maruti Ignis Alpha AMT has an ex-showroom price of Rs 7.01 Lakh for the Petrol model and Rs 8.08 Lakh for the Diesel version. Here are all the details on Maruti’s smallest crossover/SUV.
So far, the Alpha trim, which is the top-of-the-line trim level for cars sold under Nexa’s umbrella, was available only with a manual transmission on the Ignis. Less than a week ago, Maruti decided to start offering the CVT automatic on the Alpha trim of its Baleno hatchback. Following this, the manufacturer has decided to start offering an AMT on the top-end trim of the Ignis. This AMT is a 5-speed unit. Engine specifications for the new models remain the same as before. This means the 1.2-litre Petrol engine continues to offer 83 BHP and 113 Nm, while the 1.3-litre Diesel engine outputs 75 BHP and 190 Nm like before. Other than the introduction of the AMT on the Alpha trims, there has been no change in the top-end Ignis.
The Ignis was launched at the start of this year and has established quite a foothold in the Indian car market. The only direct rival to the Ignis is the Mahindra KUV100. However, thanks to its price positioning, and even due to the light controls, this Maruti Suzuki ends up rivaling a host of cars like the Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo and Tata Tiago.
Maruti Ignis Alpha AMT Prices
|Petrol||Rs 7.01 Lakh|
|Diesel||Rs 8.08 Lakh|
While the Petrol engine variant of the Ignis Alpha AMT has an ex-showroom price of Rs 7.01 lakh, the Diesel engine model has an ex-showroom price of Rs 8.08 lakh. Here’s the complete price list of the Maruti Ignis.
Maruti Ignis Price List
|Sigma Petrol Manual||Rs 4.56 Lakh|
|Delta Petrol Manual||Rs 5.17 Lakh|
|Zeta Petrol Manual||Rs 5.63 Lakh|
|Alpha Petrol Manual||Rs 6.47 Lakh|
|Delta Petrol AMT||Rs 5.72 Lakh|
|Zeta Petrol AMT||Rs 6.18 Lakh|
|Alpha Petrol AMT||Rs 7.01 Lakh|
|Delta Diesel Manual||Rs 6.28 Lakh|
|Zeta Diesel Manual||Rs 6.75 Lakh|
|Alpha Diesel Manual||Rs 7.54 Lakh|
|Delta Diesel AMT||Rs 6.83 Lakh|
|Zeta Diesel AMT||Rs 7.30 Lakh|
|Alpha Diesel AMT||Rs 8.08 Lakh|
Prices of the Maruti Ignis start at Rs. 4.56 lakh and now go all the way to Rs 8.08 Lakh. In Maruti’s product portfolio, the Ignis is positioned below the Baleno, with which it shares floor space at Nexa dealerships.
Maruti Ignis Alpha AMT Specifications
|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 AMT||5-speed Manual AMT|
Other than the inclusion of the AMT, there’s no other chance in the specifications. This means that the petrol-powered Ignis Alpha AMT has a maximum power of 83 PS and a peak torque of 113 Nm. The Diesel-powered Ignis Alpha AMT enjoys a max. power of 74 PS and a peak torque of 113 Nm.
Maruti Ignis Alpha AMT Mileage
The Ignis has a claimed fuel mileage of 20.89 km/l and 26.80 km/l for petrol and diesel motors respectively. The automatic variants of both the petrol and diesel Ignis are as fuel efficient as the manual models.
Maruti Ignis Alpha AMT Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
|Kerb Weight||825-960 kgs|
|Boot Space||260 litres (415 litres with Seats Folded)|
|Seating Capacity||5 passengers|
Maruti Ignis Alpha AMT Colours
Akin to other models, even the new Alpha AMT model of the Ignis is available in the following 6 basic colours –
- Pearl Arctic White
- Silky Silver
- Glistening Grey
- Uptown Red
- Tinsel Blue
- Urban Blue
Other than the primary paint jobs, the Ignis also offers many customization options. There are many dual tone colour options to choose from. Also, there are custom roof wraps as well. Dual tone paint schemes include –
- Uptown Red with Midnight Black roof
- Tinsel Blue with Midnight Black roof
- Tinsel Blue with Pearl Arctic White roof
Speaking on the launch of the new Maruti Ignis Alpha AMT, R S Kalsi, senior executive director (marketing and sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “Our premium urban compact vehicle, the Ignis, has been created for millennials, a one of a kind brand in the Indian market. Automatic Gear Shift (AGS) on the Ignis, so far offered in the Delta and Zeta trims, has been widely appreciated by customers and accounts for 27 percent of Ignis sales. We are now offering AGS in the top Alpha trim as well. We expect this to strengthen brand Ignis and enhance the popularity of AGS amongst millennials.”
Stay tuned for more on the new Maruti Ignis Alpha AMT models.
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