Maruti Ignis compact SUV comes with a price tag ranging from Rs 4.59 lakh to Rs 7.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Maruti Ignis is the third MSI product to be sold through NEXA premium dealerships.
Maruti Ignis made enough noise much before its launch this year in January. The direct competitor to Mahindra KUV100 in the niche micro SUV segment, the vehicle also finds itself pitted against similarly priced cars like Hyundai Grand i10. Besides pricing, the similarity in size also brings both the cars on par in terms of competition. A part of Maruti’s premium range, the vehicle caters to a wide range of customers, due to its lucrative pricing. We wouldn’t be surprised if Maruti goes on to add sportier versions of the vehicle in near future, but currently there are no such plans from Maruti on this and it just remains a possibility.
The micro SUV has been garnering good sales so far, with more demand for the Delta variant. This funky model from Maruti strikes a chord with the young generation who seek a peppy, compact vehicle with new tech on the inside. Read Our Review – Maruti Suzuki Ignis Review – Should You Buy It?
Aside from the looks and a spacious cabin, Maruti has also stuffed a good mix of features that make it a good package. In terms of connectivity, it gets a 2-DIN audio system with USB, Bluetooth and steering mounted controls (available from Delta onwards). While safety bits such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD etc are standard across range. The Ignis shares its engine line-up with Swift, using the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel unit with a standard manual and optional AMT unit.
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Sigma Petrol (MT)||Rs 4.59 lakh|
|Delta Petrol (MT)||Rs 5.19 lakh|
|Delta Petrol (AMT)||Rs 5.74 lakh|
|Zeta Petrol (MT)||Rs 5.75 lakh|
|Zeta Petrol (AMT)||Rs 6.30 lakh|
|Alpha Petrol (MT)||Rs 6.69 lakh|
|Delta Diesel (MT)||Rs 6.39 lakh|
|Delta Diesel (AMT)||Rs 6.94 lakh|
|Zeta Diesel (MT)||Rs 6.91 lakh|
|Zeta Diesel (AMT)||Rs 7.46 lakh|
|Alpha Diesel (MT)||Rs 7.80 lakh|
Retailed through Maruti’s premium Nexa network, Ignis is available in four variants-Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha with petrol and diesel engines in manual & AMT option. The Sigma variant in the carline comes with petrol engine missing out on the diesel fuel option. This in turn brings a substantial difference between the base petrol and diesel models priced at Rs 4.59 lakh and Rs 6.39 lakh respectively. The range topping models on the other hand carry a price of Rs 6.30 lakh (petrol) and Rs 7.80 lakh (diesel). Please note all prices mentioned are from ex-showroom, Delhi). Read: New Maruti Suzuki Swift Coming Soon to India
|Petrol Engine||1.2-litre K-Series|
|Max Power||81.8bhp @6000rpm|
|Max Torque||113Nm @4000rpm|
|Diesel Engine||1.3-litre DDiS|
|Max Power||74bhp @4000rpm|
|Max Torque||190Nm @2000rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT & AMT|
Engines powering the mini SUV are borrowed from other models in Maruti’s range including Swift and Baleno. The 1.2-litre, K-Series petrol unit good for 83bhp at 6000rpm and 113Nm at 4200rpm is used in petrol variants. Diesel powered Ignis plonks a 1.3-litre DDiS engine with maximum power of 74bhp at 4000rpm and 190Nm of torque at 2000rpm. Both the engines get a standard five-speed manual unit and an optional AMT. Read: Maruti Vitara Brezza – All You Need To Know
Fuel economy delivered by the petrol and diesel engines are quite impressive. The 1.2-litre petrol unit is claimed to return 20.89kmpl whereas the diesel engine delivers 26.80kmpl.
The Ignis carline will come in six colours-Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, Pearl Arctic White, Uptown Red, Tinsel Blue and Urban Blue. Also Read: Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
Maruti Ignis Sigma (Available only with petrol)
-Front power windows with driver side auto down
-Air conditioner with heater
-Tilt steering wheel
-12V power outlet
-15-inch alloy wheels
-Driver & co-passenger airbags
-Speed sensing door locks
-Front power windows with driver side auto down
-Child seat anchors
-Driver seatbelt reminder
Maruti Ignis Delta (MT& AMT)
-Dual tone dashboard
-Integrated turn indicators on ORVMs
-2-DIN audio system with USB
-Steering mounted controls
-Electric adjust wing mirrors
-Split-folding rear seat
Maruti Ignis Zeta (MT & AMT)
-15-inch alloy wheels, Keyless go
-Rear parking sensors
-Rear defogger & wiper
Maruti Ignis Alpha (MT)
-LED projector headlamps with DRLs
-SmartPlay infotainment system with remote app
-Auto climate control
-Height adjuster for driver’s seat
Maruti Ignis Safety Features
-Dual front airbags
-ABS with EBD
-ISOFIX child seat anchorages
-Seat belt with pre-tensioners
-Childproof rear doors
-High-mount LED top lamp
-Speed sensing auto door lock
-Front wiper & washer
-Driver seat belt reminder
-Headlamp ON reminder
-Key left reminder
-Rear parking sensor
-Rear view parking camera (Alpha variant)
|Kerb Weight||825kg – 860kg (petrol), 940kg – 960kg (diesel)|
|Boot Space||260-litre (expandable up to 415-litre)|
|Seating Capacity||5 passengers|
The sub-four-meter vehicle as the name suggests measures 3,700mm in length, 1,600mm in width and 1,595mm in height. Wheelbase of 2,438mm offers comfortable space for passengers and 180mm of ground clearance makes it suitable for Indian roads. The luggage compartment offers 260-litre of space that can further be extended to 425-litre by folding the rear seats.
Suspension Set Up-
The suspension duties on the mini vehicle is carried over by McPherson Strut in front and Torsion Beam seat up at rear.
Maruti has stepped into the niche segment that currently offers handful of offerings. The segment was officially kick-started by Mahindra KUV100, an arch rival to Ignis. Moreover, similarly priced models like Hyundai Grand i10 also pose threat to the hatchback.
Carrying crossover-like styling, Ignis combines the best of both worlds-contemporary bits and retro-elements. Up front, the square-shaped projector headlamps with LED units and L-shaped DRLs infuse aggression. While the chrome radiator grille looks bold. The round shaped fog lamps on front bumper are in line with its retro-look. On the sides, it gets 15-inch alloy wheels, thin cladding and metal work around the wheel arches. The rear on the other hand could have been sportier, the small-wrap-around tail-lamps and a large plastic strip on the bumper fail to create the desired look.
Inside are chic, something Maruti has been focusing on across its new range of models. Draped in the dual-tone colour scheme the cabin looks pleasant. Furthermore, the good quality fabric and cushiony front seats with good thigh support add to its comfort quotient. What really works well for Ignis is the space management on the sub-four-meter layout. That said the cabin offers good legroom, knee space and shoulder room. Maruti has also paid attention to the utility aspect by providing practical storage points inside including large bottle holders in front, relatively smaller bottle holders at rear, two cup holders and medium-sized cubby holes.
The Maruti Ignis is the first mini crossover from the Indo-Janpanese carmaker in India. This new breed car promises excellent handling, great mileage and packs a great deal of features.