The cat is out of the bag! Maruti’s long awaited sub-four meter crossover, Maruti Ignis has finally been launched in India at a sticker price of Rs 4.59 lakh. Sporting crossover styling, Ignis is Maruti’s entry into the sub-four meter SUV/crossover space that currently offers Mahindra KUV100.
Now that the sub-four meter SUV has spearheaded into the lean segment, we bring you the pros & cons in 9 quick points for discerning what it has on offer.
Maruti Ignis Pros
1. Most affordable premium product under Nexa network
Maruti Ignis is the new addition to Maruti Suzuki India’s premium range, retailed through its exclusive network Nexa. Other than Ignis, Nexa also retails Maruti Baleno and Maruti S-Cross under its network. As expected, Maruti has priced the Ignis crossover competitively with prices falling between Rs 4.59 lakh to Rs 7.80 lakh. Compared to Baleno that is priced in the vicinity of Rs 5.3 lakh to Rs 8.4 lakh and S-Cross that starts from Rs 8.0 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the new entrant in the premium line-up is the most affordable offering under Nexa. The aggressive pricing is courtesy the sub-four meter length attracting low excise duty on the crossover.
2. Packs a raft of features
Despite the low pricing, Maruti has equipped the car well with a string on features on the outside and inside. The range topping variants in the carline sport LED projector headlamps with DRLs, puddle lamp and fog lamps etc. It benefits from Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system with remote app, reverse camera, height adjuster for driver’s seat and auto climate control on the inside. Talking of the safety provisions, the crossover gets dual front airbags along with other primary safety provisions such as the anti-lock-braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution. It is to be noted that the aforementioned safety equipment are standard across the carline.