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Maruti Suzuki Ignis – Prices, Specifications, Features

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Maruti Ignis compact SUV comes with a price tag ranging from Rs 4.56 lakh to Rs 7.54 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India).

With the recent announcement of price reduction across Maruti range, save for SHVS variants of Ertiga & Ciaz, the smallest SUV in the company’s range, Maruti Ignis has become more affordable, thanks to the revised GST tax slab. The difference is price ranges between Rs 3,000 to Rs 26,000, with prices starting from Rs 4.56 lakh and going up to Rs 7.54 lakh against the previous Rs 4.59 lakh and Rs 7.8 lakh (all, ex-showroom Pan India).

With the recent drop in prices, carmakers are hopeful to register growth in sales in the coming months. Retailed through Nexa, Ignis is the most affordable model in Maruti’s premium range. The mini-SUV was launched earlier this year in January and goes straight against arch rival, Mahindra KUV100 in the segment. Aside from catering to the domestic demand, the company also exports the model to the South African market, where it was launched recently.

In India, the SUV is powered by the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol unit with 81.8bhp at 6000rpm and 113Nm torque at 4000rpm. Diesel version sources power from the 1.3-litre DDiS unit which makes 74bhp at 4000rpm against 400Nm at 2000rpm. The carline comes with a 5-speed manual and an optional AMT unit. Read – Maruti Suzuki Ignis Review – Should You Buy It?

The Good (Positives)

Feature-Loaded cabin
Excellent pricing
Compact-in size
Fuel efficient engines

The Bad (Negatives)

Diesel performance could have been better
Less space for rear occupants

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Review – Video

 Maruti Ignis Price in India

Variant Post GST Price (ex-showroom, Pan India)
Petrol
SigmaRs 4,56,072
DeltaRs 5,1,7345
ZetaRs 5,63,337
AlphaRs 6,47,144
Delta ATRs 5,72,171
Zeta ATRs 6,17,988
Diesel
DeltaRs 6,28,050
ZetaRs 6,75,050
Delta AMTRs 6,83,050
Zeta AMTRs 7,30,050
AlphaRs 7,54,050

The reduction in price of Ignis carline is between Rs 3000 to Rs 26,000, bringing down the price range to Rs 4.56 lakh to Rs 7.54 lakh. While previously, the Ignis price fell between Rs 4.59 lakh to Rs 7.8 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Pan India). Read: New Maruti Suzuki Swift Coming Soon to India

Maruti Ignis Mileage 

Variant Mileage
Petrol Model 20.89kmpl
Diesel Model 26.80kmpl

The Ignis is claimed to be the most fuel efficient micro SUV currently on sale in India. While the petrol version return an ARAI rated fuel efficiency of 20.89kmpl, the oil burner delivers 26.80kmpl.

Maruti Ignis Specifications

Petrol Engine 1.2-litre K-Series
Max Power81.8bhp @6000rpm
Max Torque113Nm @4000rpm
Diesel Engine1.3-litre DDiS
Max Power74bhp @4000rpm
Max Torque190Nm @2000rpm
Transmission5-speed MT & AMT

The Ignis mini SUV shares engine lineup from the Swift sibling. The gasoline version is propelled by a 1.2-litre K-Series unit that churns out a maximum power output of 81.8bhp at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 113Nm at 4,000. On the other hand, the oil burner is a tried & tested 1.3-litre DDiS unit. This engine belts out 74bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 190Nm of peak torque at 2,000rpm. A five-speed manual gearbox driving the power to front wheels come as standard, while an AMT unit is offered as optional. Read: Maruti Vitara Brezza –  All You Need To Know

Maruti Ignis Review Front

 Maruti Ignis Exterior Design

Front Profile

Featuring crossover-like styling, the Ignis design reflects a combination of contemporary bits and retro elements. Up front, the vehicle has square-shaped projector headlamps with LED units and L-shaped daytime running lamps that infuses aggression. The chrome radiator grille looks bold, while the round shaped fog lamps on front bumper are in line with its retro-look.

Side Profile

The side profile of the Ignis looks boxy, but there are elements that offer sporty character to it. Blacked-out A and B pillars and thin cladding and metal work around the wheel arches add to its aggressive looks. The flared wheel arches have been fitted to multi-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Review side-rear

Rear Profile

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. It has large bumper with black inserts, roof-mounted spoiler, windscreen wiper and flared rear wheel arches.

Dimensions

Length3,700mm
Width1,690mm
Height1,595mm
Wheelbase 2,435mm
Ground Clearance 180mm
Kerb Weight825kg – 860kg (petrol), 940kg – 960kg (diesel)
Boot Space260-litre (expandable up to 415-litre)
Seating Capacity5 passengers

The Ignis sits under 4 metre in length, and positioned below the Vitara Brezza. It measures 3,700mm in length, 1,600mm in width and 1,595mm in height. The vehicle has a wheelbase of 2,438mm, while the large 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.

Colors

The Ignis carline is available in six exterior paint jobs – Silky Silver, Pearl Arctic White, Glistening Grey, Tinsel Blue, Uptown Red and Urban Blue. Also Read: Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India

Maruti Ignis Interior

Quality

The cabin of the Ignis is one of the finest ones among existing Maruti Suzuki cars. The plastic materials used feels top-notch; however, the plastic material on the door panels could have been better. Overall, the quality inside the cabin is decent and is surely better than its direct rival – Mahindra KUV100.

Spaciousness/Seating

Despite being 3,700mm in length, the Ignis offers a decent space to accommodate four adults comfortably. However, the fifth occupant could get uncomfortable during long distance travel. The cabin offers good legroom, knee space and shoulder room, but the thigh support could have been better for rear occupants.

Comfort

In our review, we found that the car’s driver and front passenger seats are very comfortable and features good quality fabric. The front seats cushioning is good and seats are designed in a manner to accommodate all sizes of people. The Ignis driver seat also gets height adjustable feature. At the back, the seat is flat and offers fewer cushion for passengers. Legroom, headroom and knee space is good, but thigh support could have been better.

Practicality

There are lots of spaces inside the cabin to keep your belongings. It has big bottle holders in front doors and small bottle holders and a couple of mid-sized cubby holes in rear doors. There are two cup-holders at the front; however, the glove-box size could have been better.

Infotainment/Music System

The Ignis is equipped with SmartPlay infotainment system that comes with a tab-like touchscreen. This system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth, USB and AUX-in. The lower variants get conventional audio system with no touchscreen.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Review Interior

Features

Talking about features, the range-topping Alpha variant is equipped with LED projector headlamps with daytime running lamps, paddle lamps, SmartPlay infotainment system with remote app, automatic climate control, height adjustable driver’s seat and reversing camera. Other features available include integrated turn indicators on ORVMs, keyless entry, split-folding rear seats, rear defogger and wiper, etc.

Maruti Ignis Boot Space

Measuring just 3,700mm, the Ignis offers decent luggage space. It features split-folding rear seats, which will further increase the boot space. The crossover gets a boot space of 260-litres that can be further extended to 425-litres by folding the rear seats.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Competition

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.

Read Comparisons –
Maruti Suzuki Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100
Maruti Suzuki Ignis vs Vitara Brezza

Maruti Ignis Performance

City Performance

The Ignis is equipped with a highly refined petrol engine, which feels silent at idle. Due to its lighter weight, it feels faster than the Baleno that also features the same engine. The city performance of the car is very good. Thanks to its compact size, the crossover is easier to park and can go through busiest and narrowest of city roads. The 180mm of ground clearance can handle bad roads easily. The gearbox is smooth, and the clutch and brake pedals are light too. The diesel model too performs well, but it is not as silent as petrol model. There is a turbo lag on initial revs, but it feels peppy once crossed 2,000rpm.

Highway Performance

The petrol version performs well on highways too, and it is quicker than most of its direct rivals. Due to its raised height and high ground clearance, one can feel body roll on corners. It gets bouncy at higher speeds. The diesel, on the other hand, feels stable and performs reasonably well. It is not fast and you can cruise around 100-110kmph on highways.

Maruti Ignis Safety & Braking

The Ignis is loaded with several safety and security features. It is equipped with dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard safety feature. Other safety equipment include ISOFIX child seat anchorages, seat belt with pre-tensioners, force limiters, pedestrian protection, speed sensing auto door lock, driver seat belt reminder, rear parking sensor and camera and rear defogger and wiper. The suspension duties on the mini vehicle are carried over by McPherson Strut in front and Torsion Beam seat up at rear. Stopping power for the small SUV comes from rear disc and front drum brakes.

Should You Buy It?

Based on Suzuki’s new generation platform, the new Ignis is a very good city car. It also performs well on highways, but has some body-roll and it feels bouncy on high speeds. The petrol version with AMT gearbox can be a good option for people looking for an affordable automatic car. The diesel version too performs decent, but it could have been better. The petrol feels much faster and peppy than the diesel.

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