The Maruti Suzuki Ignis aims at attracting millennials as its potential customers as its offers funky looks, a feature loaded cabin and a peppy engine.
Maruti Suzuki’s foray into the realm of funky and fun to drive cars saw them launching the Ignis compact mini hatchback in India last year. With its unique appearance, the Ignis was aimed at the millennial population of India which wants something different from others and the usual breed of four-wheelers. With a funky design and a feature loaded cabin along with a peppy set of engines, the Ignis has soon a strong player for Maruti in India. But thanks to high pricing, it soon started to see the flack and now, with low sales, the Indo-Japanese automaker had to discontinue the diesel iteration of the vehicle altogether. Here is all that you need to know about this compact mini.
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While many believe the Ignis has replaced the Ritz in Maruti’s product portfolio, that is not exactly the case. This hatchback, while being dimensionally similar to the Ritz, is much different. For starters, you get a more premium cabin with more features and better materials. And then, there’s the definite crossover appeal due to several SUV-ish elements and the stance. Besides, it is on sale exclusively through Nexa dealerships and not available at the regular Maruti Suzuki. This is because the Ignis aims to attract buyers looking for a premium product.
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Essentially, the only direct rival to the Ignis is the KUV100. However, going by the Maruti Suzuki Ignis price in India, this model ends up competing with the likes of Hyundai Grand i10 and Ford Figo as these cars are in the same price segment. This hatchback made its public debut in India at the Auto Expo in February 2016. Maruti Suzuki Ignis India launch finally took place at an official event in New Delhi on January 2013. Bookings can be made through the official Nexa Experience website and Nexa dealerships.
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Maruti Suzuki Ignis Price in India
|Minimum Price||Rs 4.56 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs 7.01 Lakh|
Prices of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis fall in the Rs. 4.56-8.08 lakh bracket. It has been priced below the Baleno hatchback, with which it shares floor space at Nexa dealerships. There is a price difference of around two lakh between the base petrol and diesel variants. Also, Maruti is offering Ignis petrol and diesel automatic variants as well.
|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|
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Images
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Maruti Suzuki Ignis Features
The Ignis is sold thru Nexa, which means Maruti’s regular L, V and Z series of nomenclature for the trims won’t apply on this mini SUV. Instead, it is available in Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha trims. Standard features across all the trims include-
- Body-coloured door handles and bumpers
- Air con
- Front Power Windows
- Dual Airbags
The Delta trim also gets you-
- Full Wheel Covers
- Turn Indicators on ORVMs
- Dual-tone Dashboard
- 2-DIN Audio System with Bluetooth/USB
- Keyless Entry
- Power adjustable ORVMs
- Rear Power Windows
The Zeta trim brings in
- Chrome Garnish for Front Grille
- Fog Lamps
- 15-inch alloys
- Plastic Body Cladding
- 6 Speakers
- Start-Stop Button
- Power-folding ORVMs
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Rear Defogger and Wash/Wipe
The Alpha trim also gets-
- LED Projector Headlamps with DRLs
- Puddle Lamp
- Smart play Touchscreen Infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Automatic Climate Control
- Rear View Camera
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis Price range is such that a trim is likely to fit every budget and need. While those in the market for an entry-level B-segment hatchback can look at the base trims of the Ignis, ones with a higher budget and in need of a feature-laden car can opt for the top-end trims.
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Maruti Suzuki Ignis Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2 L Petrol||1.3 L Diesel|
|Power||83 BHP||74 BHP|
|Torque||113 Nm||190 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed Manual/5-speed AMT||5-speed Manual/5-speed AMT|
When the Maruti Suzuki Ignis was first launched in India, it came with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol derivative getting the 1.2-litre VVT unit while the diesel derivatives getting the 1.3-litre DDiS motor. However, Maruti has just recently discontinued the diesel derivative of the Ignis from India. This was done primarily due to the low demand on the oil-burner and steep prices. So at the moment, the Ignis is only available with a petrol motor. This engine produces 82 BHP of power along with 114 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes as standard with a 5-speed manual unit. Along with this, there is a 5-speed AMT unit on offer as well.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Mileage
The Ignis has a claimed fuel mileage of 20.89 km/l and 26.80 km/l for petrol and diesel motors respectively. Expect the automatic variants of both the petrol and diesel Ignis to be as fuel efficient as the manual ones.
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Maruti Suzuki Ignis Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
|Kerb Weight||825-960 kgs|
|Boot Space||260 litres (415 litres with Seats Folded)|
|Seating Capacity||5 passengers|
In terms of size, it is smaller than the Swift and Baleno. However, its wheelbase is longer than that of the Swift.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Review – Exterior Design Review
The Ignis doesn’t look bland by any stretch of the imagination. Its large wheels are pushed to the very corners, which give it a sporty stance. We also like some unique design features such as the ‘sunglass-clad’ front fascia, helmet-like roof and the vents on the C-Pillar. Styling cues seen on the Ignis have been inspired from multiple Suzuki models of the past. Bits like the clamshell bonnet, black A and B pillars, headlamps, C-pillar slits, all have taken inspiration from older Suzuki cars.
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Overall, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is very different from any other product that is or has been on sale in India till now. It’s tall, the SUV-like stance should appeal to the SUV-crazed Indian car buyers.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Interior Review
Much like the exterior, the interior of the Maruti Ignis features some interesting design elements as well. Unlike every other Maruti product on sale right now, the steering wheel design is new. The centrally mounted touchscreen unit doesn’t sit flush with the rectangular AC vents on either side. The cabin is feature rich and the top end variants get a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, colour MID, climate control, electric adjust and fold for the ORVMs and more. The image here shows body colour highlights as well, which will be on offer.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Colours
The Ignis is available in the following 6 basic colours –
- Pearl Arctic White
- Silky Silver
- Glistening Grey
- Uptown Red
- Tinsel Blue
- Urban Blue
Aside from the basic colour options, Maruti will also offer high levels of exterior customization. There will be dual tone paint schemes available, along with custom wraps for the roof. Dual tone paint schemes include –
- Uptown Red with Midnight Black roof
- Tinsel Blue with Midnight Black roof
- Tinsel Blue with Pearl Arctic White roof
Maruti Suzuki Ignis – Overview
|Model||Maruti Suzuki Ignis|
|Price||Rs 4.56 Lakhs to Rs 8.08 Lakhs|
|Engine||1.2 Litre Petrol|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/ 5-Speed AMT|
|Average Mileage||17 KMPL|
Rear Parking Sensors, electric ORVMs, Smart play Touchscreen Infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Electric Key, Smart-Stop engine button
|Safety Features||Dual Airbags with ABS|
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