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 is, undoubtedly, one of the major launches of the year from the Indo-Japanese carmaker. Maruti Suzuki sold over 10,000 units of the Ignis since its launch in mid-January 2017 as pre-orders for the vehicle continue to pour in. Interestingly, the range-topping Delta grade is high-in-demand with over 50% orders, followed by the Zeta grade. On contrary to the market demand, it’s the entry-level Sigma variant that commands the longest waiting period of up to three months. The Delta, Zeta and Alpha trims have a waiting period of four to eight weeks.
Described as a funky, fun vehicle aimed at youth, Maruti Ignis is essentially a sub-four meter vehicle with crossover like styling. With attributes like good performance, great mileage and importantly a feature-packed cabin, the Ignis continues to rake up bookings and generating volume for the carmaker in India. Now the pricing part is a bit tricky, while on one hand where the Ignis range gets ABS with EBD and dual airbags as standard, on the other hand the vital connectivity & comfort features are provided on the higher trims in the line-up. Considering this, the base variant launched at an introductory price of Rs 4.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) works well to deflect buyers from rivals, but the fully loaded top-spec diesel manual variant costs substantially high at Rs 7.80 lakh. Read Our Review – Maruti Suzuki Ignis Review – Should You Buy It?
Well, when we say the car has to offer quite a lot contemplating the segment it belongs to, we mean some really good features like the LED projector headlamps with DRLs, puddle lamps, Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system with navigation, voice recognition, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Mirror Link Connectivity etc. Though, the aforementioned features are available only on the top-spec Alpha variant.
Mechanically, it identifies with most of the other Marutis with 1.2-litre unit powering the petrol Ignis and 1.3-litre oil burner used for diesel trims. Not to forget the AMT gearbox comes as an option on select variants, while the conventional five-speed manual unit is standard. Here is all you need to know about the new entrant from Maruti that goes squarely against Mahindra KUV100 in the segment.
|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|
The Ignis is being made available in a total of four trims -Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha with petrol and diesel engines and a choice between manual and AMT variants. The coneptitively introductory price of Rs 4.59 lakh has certainly worked in the favour of the vehicle. It is to be noted that Sigma variant is available only with petrol engine making Delta the default entry level diesel variant. The diesel models are available within the price range of Rs 6.39 lakh – Rs 7.80 lakh, whereas the range topping petrol trim costs much less at Rs 6.69 lakh(ex-showroom, Delhi). Read: New Maruti Suzuki Swift Coming Soon to India
Interested buyers can pre-book the Ignis i.e. via Nexaexperiance.com or by visiting Nexa dealership nearby your region. For placing an order, one has to pay a token amount of Rs 11,000. The crossover registered over 15,000 bookings and over 5,000 sales so far. Check Out – Maruti Suzuki Ignis Accessories Packages
|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|
Engine setup for the Ignis is same as the Swift and Baleno. The petrol unit is a 1.2-litre, K-Series petrol unit that’s good enough for 83bhp at 6000rpm and 113Nm at 4200rpm. On the other hand, the diesel models are powered by the tired and tested Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre DDiS motor. This oil burner belts out a peak power of 74bhp at 4000rpm and 190Nm of torque at 2000rpm. While the five-speed manual transmission is standard across carline, AMT unit is offered with select petrol and diesel variants. Read: Maruti Vitara Brezza – All You Need To Know
Maruti cars have always known for their high fuel economy, and the Ignis isn’t an exception here. While the Ignis petrol returns a claimed mileage of 20.89kmpl, the diesel variant offers fuel efficiency of 26.80kmpl. (Please note these are ARAI certified figures attained under ideal conditions)
One can choose the Ignis from the six single paint options – Glistening Grey, Pearl Arctic White, Silky Silver, Tinsel Blue, Uptown Red and Urban Blue. Similar to the Vitara Brezza, this crossover is also available in dual-tone shades – Tinsel Blue/Midnight Black, Tinsel Blue/Pearl Arctic White and Uptown Red/Midnight Black. Also Read: Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
Ignis offers a good mix of connectivity and comfort features. While the entry level variant misses out on entertainment tech, the Delta trim comes with audio system with FM and CD player, Bluetooth, USB port, speakers, steering mounted controls and audio remote control. The equipment level in the Zeta variant is similar save for two additional speakers and tweeters. Brimming with Maruti’s Smart Play Linkage Display Audio and Suzuki’s SLDA remote app, the range topping Alpha variant misses out on AMT unit.
Comfort features that are standard on the range include automatic air-conditioner with heater, cup/bottle holder, 12 V accessory socket, tilt steering, front power windows, auto down driver power window and foot rest. In comparison, the top-spec Alpha trim packs plethora of features including engine push start, power-folding ORVMs, remote keyless entry, power-operated ORVMs, night and day IRVM, adjustable rear head rests, 60:40 rear split seats, rear power windows etc. In addition, the Alpha variant also gets automatic air conditioner and height adjuster for driver’s seat, missing in the entire range.
Maruti Ignis Safety Features
Safety equipment such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, seat belt with pre-tensioners and force limiters and pedestrian protection come as standard. The car also comes fitted with childproof rear doors, high-mount LED top lamp, speed sensing auto door locking, front wiper and washer, driver seat belt reminder, immobilizer, headlamp ON reminder and key left reminder are also offered across range.The higher trims, additionally, get rear parking sensor, rear defogger and rear wiper. While the rear view parking camera comes only with the top-spec Alpha trim.
|Kerb Weight||825kg – 860kg (petrol), 940kg – 960kg (diesel)|
|Boot Space||260-litre (expandable up to 415-litre)|
|Seating Capacity||5 passengers|
With less than four meters length, Ignis measures 3,700mm long, 1,600mm wide and 1,595mm high. The wheelbase is around 2,438mm long and the ground clearance is good enough at 180mm. The luggage storage space is quite decent at 243 litre which can be expanded to 473 litres by folding the rear seats.
Suspension Set Up-
It uses McPherson Strut at front and Torsion Beam at rear for maintaining the poise while on the go.
Since the Ignis belongs to the niche segment, it faces a direct competition only from the Mahindra KUV100. In terms of pricing, it also goes up against the likes of Hyundai Grand i10.
Sporting crossover like looks, the compact sized Ignis combines retro and contemporary elements. The front profile is quite appealing with the square shaped projector headlamps with LED units and L-shaped DRLs flanking the broad chrome laden grille. And the round shaped fog lamps on the lower side of the bumper bring the retro element to the front. Riding on the 15-inch black alloy wheels, the side facet looks decent. Not to forget the metal work around the wheel arches and thin cladding add sportiness to the crossover. Contrary to the face, the rear side isn’t as sporty with the small wrap-around tail-lamps and the huge plastic strip doing no good to the visual appearance.
Maruti has certainly paid attention to the interior styling. It looks plush and chic with the dual-tone colour scheme and premium quality material making the cabin upmarket. Draped with good quality fabric, the driver and co-passenger seats are comfortable. They are well cushioned and offer good thigh support. On the contrary the rear seat is not as cushionier and is placed upright.
In terms of legroom, knee space and shoulder support, the car scores well despite its compact size. Storage is another aspect Maruti never misses out on; the cabin gets large front bottle holders and relatively smaller bottle holders at rear. Two additional cup holders and medium-sized cubby holes provide enough space for storage within the cabin.
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.