Why We Think the Maruti Ignis will Become the Next ‘Big’ Small Car


So the Maruti Ignis’ market launch has finally taken place! Maruti’s new compact crossover will has a starting price of Rs 4.59 lakh. It will be sold exclusively thru Nexa premium dealerships. The Ignis will cater to younger buyers. Thanks to its crossover credentials, the Ignis has its own unique identity. The closest rival to the Ignis, in terms of design, comes in the form of Mahindra KUV100. However, the Ignis also rivals the likes of Grand i10 and Ford Figo. So, is an SUV-ish design enough for you to put your hard earned money on it? Let’s try and find our answers in our Maruti Ignis review here. Also See- Maruti Ignis Test Drive Review

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Also See –  2017 Swift | 2017 Dzire | 2017 S Cross | 2018 Gypsy | Swift Deca

Reasons to Buy

1. Looks

The Ignis looks nothing like anything on the road. True, the KUV100 is one model that too has a crossover design, but the Ignis definitely looks more aggressive and, arguably, more stylish as well. The Ignis has been designed around the them of “Shape the Inspiration”.

As per 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.”

2. Price 

Maruti Ignis Model Price
Base Rs. 4.59 Lakh
Top Rs. 7.80 Lakh

Maruti has almost always priced its cars really competitively. The Ignis is no different. It has a starting price of Rs 4.59 Lakh (ex-shworoom Delhi) for the base petrol trim. The top diesel model costs around Rs 7.80 Lakh.

At such a price point, the Ignis will rival the likes of Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo and Mahindra KUV100.

Also See- List of all Upcoming Maruti Cars

3. Mileage

City Petrol – 16 KMPL; Diesel – 19 KMPL
Highway Petrol – 20.5 KMPL; Diesel – 23 KMPL
ARAI Petrol – 20.89 KMPL; Diesel – 26.80 KMPL

Marutis have always been known to offer a good mix of performance and fuel mileage. The Ignis is no different in this aspect. The Ignis shares its engines with the Swift.

Maruti Ignis Review

4. Features

The Ignis has many distinct features. These include-

  • 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
  • Stylish 15 inch wheels
  • Black alloy wheels
  • Side body moulding to enhance the rugged image
  • Car Play Infotainment
  • 5-speed AMT
  • LED daytime running lamps

5. Cost of Ownership

Maruti cars have a really low cost of ownership. The Ignis should be no different. Safely expect the Ignis to have a Baleno-like cost of ownership.

Maruti Ignis Review

6. Wide Service Network

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd boasts a wide service network. The Ignis will surely benefit from this. Also, the Ignis is sold under the Nexa’s umbrella. This means buyers of the upcoming crossover will enjoy a premium experience.

With so much going for the Ignis, we won’t be surprised to see this car becoming another hot seller from MSIL. We will add more to this list once we have a rendezvous with this car on 18th of this month.

Maruti Ignis Review – 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
Wheelbase 2,435 mm
Tyre Size 175/65R 15
Drive Layout Front Wheel Drive
Platform New generation platform
Seating Capacity 5

So, what do you say about the reasons to buy the Ignis in our Maruti Ignis review post here? Do share your views on this review via comments below. Stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for a detailed Maruti Ignis test drive review.