The Suzuki Ignis has finally gone on sale. It may be noted that the Ignis made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2016, where it shared floor space with the upcoming Baleno RS. The Ignis moniker becomes the second nameplate after the ‘Baleno‘ to make a comeback. The earlier iteration of the Ignis used to be on sale in Europe, Australia, and some Asian markets. The new Suzuki Ignis too will target the same markets. However, this Maruti Suzuki Mini SUV has also come to India! The Maruti Ignis price range is INR 4.59-7.80 Lakh. Read on to find more on Maruti Ignis Price in India, mileage and specifications of the new Maruti Mini SUV 2016-17. Also See- Maruti Ignis Test Drive Review
The Maruti Ignis finally arrived in showrooms on January 13, 2017. Bookings of the Maruti Ignis opened in the first week of January 2017. It will be sold exclusively through Nexa dealerships. The new Maruti Ignis gets the same variant names as the S-Cross and Baleno – Sigma, Alpha, Delta, Zeta.
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At the Auto Expo, Maruti announced that the Ignis and the Baleno RS will arrive in showrooms during the 2016 festive season. However, both launches fell behind schedule. A major reason for that was the high demand for other Maruti products such as the Baleno and Brezza. Maruti delayed the launch in order to give themselves enough time to clear some of the backlog.
Maruti Ignis Price in India
|Ex-showroom Delhi Price||Petrol||Diesel|
|Sigma||Rs. 4.59 lakh||–|
|Delta||Rs. 5.19 lakh||Rs. 6.39 lakh|
|Zeta||Rs. 5.75 lakh||Rs. 6.91 lakh|
|Alpha||Rs. 6.69 lakh||Rs. 7.80 lakh|
|Delta AMT||Rs. 5.74 lakh||Rs. 6.94 lakh|
|Zeta AMT||Rs. 6.30 lakh||Rs. 7.46 lakh|
The new Maruti Suzuki Ignis price in India starts at Rs 4.59 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). At this price point, it slots in below the Ford EcoSport-rivaling Vitara Brezza. It will be sold through the Nexa sales channel sharing floorspace with the Baleno and S-Cross. There is a price overlap between some variants of the Baleno and the Ignis.
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Maruti Ignis India Rivals
The only direct rival to the Ignis currently on sale in India is Mahindra’s KUV100. However, on the basis of the Maruti Ignis’ price, its siblings such as the Swift, Baleno and Dzire could be seen as indirect rivals as well.
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Maruti Ignis India Bookings
Bookings for the new Maruti car have been underway since the first week of January. Some dealers are already reporting a waiting period of up to 8 weeks. The booking amount for the Maruti Ignis starts from Rs. 11,000.
Maruti Ignis India – Specifications
|Engine||1.3 litre Turbo Diesel/1.2 litre Petrol|
|Max. Power||75 PS @ 4000 rpm/84.3 PS @ 6000rpm|
|Peak Torque||190 Nm @ 2000 rpm/113 Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Transmission||5 Speed Manual/AMT|
|Overall Length||3,700 mm|
|Overall Width||1,690 mm|
|Overall Height||1,595 mm|
|Tyre Size||175/65R 15|
|Drive Layout||Front Wheel Drive|
|Platform||New generation platform|
In India, the Ignis comes with the same engines that power the Swift. This means that the Ignis gets a 1.2 litre petrol and a 1.3 litre Diesel that come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Maruti also provides an option of Automatic Manual Transmission (AMT) in both the petrol and diesel versions. India-spec model boasts an FF layout. Maruti will not offer the Ignis with an All-Wheel Drive system There had been reports of the SHVS Mild Hybrid Tech finding its way to the Maruti Ignis, but that is not the case.
The new generation platform underpinning the Ignis has been tailor-made to enhance the rigidity of the car’s structure. Not just this, it also reduces weight by means of a fundamental re-design of the car’s underbody structure. The new platform also helps to optimize the overall vehicle design, which also comprises of parts mounted under the body. All this means that the fuel mileage, safety, road handling, high-speed stability, and even the NVH performance takes a rise.
Maruti Ignis Mileage
Maruti Ignis Mileage* (in KMPL)
The Ignis has a claimed fuel mileage of 20.89 km/l and 26.80 km/l for petrol and diesel motors respectively. Since the automatic variants will feature an AMT, fuel efficiency figures will be close to manual variants, if not the same.
Maruti Ignis Design Review
The Suzuki Ignis was first unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It is among the newest of Suzuki’s ideas for the compact SUV and crossover segments. The Ignis previews the manufacturer’s upcoming compact 4×4 and the car’s design boasts uniqueness and Suzuki’s DNA. The car’s theme is “Shape the Inspiration”. Basically, the upcoming Maruti Ignis is a highly personal vehicle that opens gates to new possibilities to have fun. In words of Suzuki, the Ignis is “intelligent but tough, offering reliable performance rooted in the Suzuki 4×4 tradition coupled with the latest fuel-saving technology. The minimalist design blends perfectly into the driver’s lifestyle, while its distinctive character brings real inspiration to the daily routine.”
The Ignis has a high ground clearance and a high hip point. This will ensure that this car is easy to drive in tough road conditions. On the inside, it has a user-friendly interior and a large luggage area. The car’s minimalist body boasts plain surfaces and a round-ish roof, with straight lines that make the design more attractive. The large wheels, pushed to the corners of the vehicle, go on to hint at this SUV’s muscular performance and give it a dynamic stance. Then there are some more dramatic design features such as the ‘sunglass-clad’ look of the front fascia, helmet-like roof and the vents on the C Pillar, which are inspired by older models from Suzuki.
Maruti Ignis Colours
- Urban Blue
- Uptown Red
- Tinsel Blue
- Silky Silver
- Pearl Arctic White
- Glistening Grey
Maruti Ignis Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
|Kerb Weight||825-960 kgs|
|Boot Space||260 litres (415 litres with Seats Folded)|
|Seating Capacity||5 passengers|
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Maruti Ignis India – Exterior
The new Suzuki Ignis looks much like the iM4 concept previewed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The Suzuki Ignis measures 3700 mm in length, 1595 mm in height and is 1690 mm wide. It gets really bold arches, sporty bumpers, some chrome accents, large wheels and an overall boxy silhouette. In India, the Ignis will compete with the Mahindra KUV100 apart from mainstream hatchbacks such as the Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Swift and Ford Figo.
Maruti Ignis India – Features
- Capsule like, minimalist body
- Curved roof and plain surfaces that create a high visual impact and give the car body a simple yet endearing character
- Straight lines of the car’s shoulder and greenhouse enhance the visual impact, as do the many rectangular motifs that have been repeated at many places like front and rear lower grilles, outside rear view mirrors, door handles, and headlamps.
- Sunglass like front grille and headlamp design
- Blacked out A and B pillars
- Clamshell bonnet
- Slits on C pillar pay tribute to earlier Suzuki models such as Fronte Coupé and the first generation Cervo
- Flared bumpers
- 15 inch wheels
- Black alloy wheels
- Side body moulding to enhance the rugged image
- SmartPlay Infotainment with Andriod Auto and Apple CarPlay support
- 5-speed AMT
- LED daytime running lamps
Maruti Ignis India – Interior
On the inside, the Ignis gets a combination of light and dark surfaces. Its dashboard design is unlike anything we have seen from Maruti Suzuki till date. Since it is sold through the Nexa sales network, the Ignis gets a slew of premium features. The Ignis features Maruti’s SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system. This system features a special HMI (Human Machine Interface), smartphone connectivity and navigation features. It also boasts Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice-recognition function. This system is currently available on Baleno, Ciaz and Vitara Brezza. All this will take the Maruti Ignis price to above 7 lakhs but only for the fully loaded models.
Maruti Ignis Engine and Transmission
Tthe Ignis shares its engines with the Baleno/Swift/Dzire. It gets a 1.2 litre petrol and a 1.3 litre diesel. Interestingly, both engine options are available with a 5-speed AMT, apart from the standard 5-speed manual. The specifications, in terms of power and torque figures, are the same as the Baleno/Swift/Dzire.
Maruti Ignis Safety
The India-bound Ignis has received a 3-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. With the optional full safety pack, the Ignis secures a full 5-star rating. It maybe noted that both the variants tested featured 6 airbags. However, the Indian version will receive just two airbags. Euro NCAP notes that the Ignis’ cabin remained stable in offset deformable front impact crash test. Also, the test dummy indicated that passengers are likely to remain largely unscathed in case of a mishap.
The India-spec Ignis comes with following standard safety features-
- Dual Front Airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Security Alarm
- Seatbelt with pre-tensioners
- Fog Lamps
- Crumple Zones
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