Indian car lovers are not one to settle for second best, they now want the best. Renault Kwid, Elite i20, Baleno and Innova Crysta are the great example of it just because these are priced aggressively or deliver power packed performance but because they are rich in features and sports elegant premium design. India’s no.1 carmaker Maruti seems to have learnt this with Baleno and Vitara Brezza and Ignis is likely to follow the similar path.
The much anticipated Maruti Ignis has been launched in India as promised and it is now the most affordable car under brand’s Nexa dealerships. The tall boy hatchback can be booked online on Nexa website while dealers are accepting bookings for an amount Rs. 11,000. The car has already created quite a lot buzz in the market and as a result most dealers quoting waiting period of around 8-10 weeks for Ignis. It will be slotted below Vitara Brezza and takes on Mahindra KUV100. Here is all you need to know about Maruti Suzuki Ignis.
When it comes to pricing, No brand knows Indian automobile industry better than Maruti Suzuki. The Ignis starts at Rs. 4.59 lakh for the base petrol manual which goes up to Rs. 6.69 lakh petrol automatic is priced at Rs. 5.74 lakh and Rs. 6.30 lakh respectively. The base diesel cost at Rs. 6.39 lakh for Delta trim, diesel AGS is available on Delta and Zeta trims priced at Rs. 6.94 lakh and Rs. 7.46 lakh respectively. All prices are of ex-showroom Delhi.
The Ignis is available in four variants – Sigma, Delta, Zeta, and Alpha, it utilises Maruti’s tried and tested 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines. The Gasoline 1.2 l petrol makes [email protected] and 113Nm [email protected] while 1.3l DDis diesel can deliver an output [email protected] and 190Nm of peak [email protected] Both the engines come with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard while both can be had in 5-speed AMT transmission. Unlike Baleno, the AMT gearbox is limited to Delta and Zeta mid variants.
MSI claims ARAI fuel efficiency figures of 26.80kpl and 20.89kpl for the diesel and petrol engines respectively.
Space and Dimensions:
The Maruti Ignis is offered with a five seater configuration with comfortable seats that offers good lumbar support. The front seats have recline and slide function while rear seats are quite comfortable too with the decent amount of leg space. At tape, Ignis measures 3700mm in length, 1690mm in width, 1595mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2435mm. The car has a large boot capacity of 260 litres and offers ground clearance of 180mm. The diesel trim weighs 940kg-960kg while petrol weighs between 825kg-860kg.
The Ignis employs completely radical approach when it comes to design as compared to other Maruti Suzuki products. The Mini SUV adorned with massive chrome uni-grille, clamshell bonnet, bumper with black insert and first in segment LED headlamps adds to cutesy exterior design. The side profile gets 18 inch alloy wheels with flared wheel arches, turn indicators on ORVMs and blacked out A-B pillars. The rear profile might not appeal everyone as it looks quirky due to unconventional curved boot lid and taillights. However it gets a rear bumper with black tinge, rear mounted spoiler. The overall design does look appealing which would help Maruti to young buyers more effectively.
Maruti Suzuki which was firmly known for making fuel friendly family cars has been looking to up its ante in terms of cabin quality and features. Like Baleno and Vitara Brezza packs with lots of premium features such as 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple car play, Android auto, inbuilt navigation, Suzuki SLDA app and reverse parking camera assistance.
It also gets driver’s seat adjustability, automatic climate control, puddle lamps, electric folding rear view mirrors, keyless go, split folding mirrors, Front power windows with driver side auto down, 12V charger with USB and Aux-inputs, three-spoke steering wheel with audio and phone controls, trip computer with ambient lighting, dual tone dashboard layout, audio system with six speakers and much more.
The Maruti Ignis is available in nine paint schemes including three dual paint schemes– Pearl Arctic white, Uptown red, Tinsel blue, Silky silver, urban blue and Glistering grey. The dual tone body colour includes Uptown Red with Midnight Black, Tinsel Blue with Pearl Arctic White, Tinsel blue with midnight black and gloss black alloy wheels.
Apart from premium features, Maruti has also looked into the safety segment as Ignis comes with dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), seat belt pre-tensioners with force limiters and ISOFIX as standard. Besides, it packs with rear view camera with rear sensors, speed sensing auto door locking, anti-theft system, rear defogger, pedestrian protection, overtaking turn indicator, headlamp on reminder and much more.
|Comparison of Maruti Suzuki Ignis|
|Comparison of Maruti Suzuki Ignis variants|