Maruti is soon going to launch the facelift of Ignis, equipping with a BS-6 petrol engine. Other than that, there will be some minor design tweaks as well.
Maruti has started updating its model with BS-6 engines already, making it the first manufacturer to roll out the update. Currently, Baleno, Swift, WagonR and Alto 800 are BS-6 compliant.
The next model to follow the path is Ignis, reportedly. Gaadiwaadi reports that Maruti Ignis will soon get a facelift which will get some minor cosmetic upgrades and a BS-6 engine as well.
The cosmetic upgrade might include the front grille of Ignis to be replaced by that of Vitara Brezza. Some minor tweaks to the front and back will also come on the facelift version.
Maruti has confirmed that it will discontinue the 1.3 Litre DDiS diesel engine, that comes on most of the models like Swift, Ignis, Vitara Brezza and S-Cross. So, only the petrol engines will be BS-6 compliant.
Smaller models like Ignis, Baleno and Dzire will further be available only with a petrol engine. The 1.2 Litre K12B unit has been updated with BS-6 compliant norms. The same engine will come on the Maruti Ignis Facelift.
The diesel variant of Ignis was discontinued many months ago, because it was priced very near to the Baleno. The petrol engine on the facelift will produce 82.9 BHP at 6000 RPM and 113 Nm of torque at 4200 RPM.
Recently, Maruti Ignis was updated with the safety features to make it safety compliant. It is now available with dual airbags, ABS, EBD, rear parking sensors, speed alert system and seatbelt reminder as standard.
It was also upgraded with the new SmartPlay infotainment system that came on the new WagonR. Premium highlights of the hatchback include LED headlamps, LED DRLs, retro-styled switches, Auto AC, steering mounted audio controls and more.
With the inclusion of the BS-6 engine, the prices will increase by Rs 15,000-20,000. Currently, it is priced starting from Rs 4.79 Lakhs to Rs 7.14 Lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi).