5 types of Maruti Ignis: Which is the right one for you?

Maruti launched the Ignis earlier this year to cater to the millennials. Their objective behind the car was very clear. They wanted a funky little car that would stand out and one that wasn’t like the mundane hatchbacks. There are a total of 13 variants to choose from on the Ignis. Here are 5 types of Ignis for 5 different types of people.

Economy + convenience (Diesel AMT Delta)

Ignis 12

The Ignis is offered with a base diesel AMT variant. This one is for those who want a convenient hatchback to drive and want to keep costs down as well. The Ignis Delta AMT is priced at Rs 6.83 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. It has a fuel economy figure of 26.8 kmpl, thus being frugal as well. The advantage of the Delta is that it gets and audio system with bluetooth and also gets the basic safety kit, dual airbags and ABS. It also gets front and rear power windows too, thus making the journey even more convenient. The AMT means it is easier to drive.

Feature loaded, frugal and easy to drive (Diesel AMT Alpha)

Ignis 7

Maruti introduced an all-new variant of the Ignis today, the Alpha AMT. Till now, you could not have the AMT on the top of the line version. If you were waiting for a feature loaded automatic which is frugal as well, here is the answer. The Alpha AMT is priced at Rs 8.08 lakhs. For this, you now get the rear camera, rear parking sensors, Smartplay system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto and navigation. The main USP of the Alpha variant has to be the LED DRLs and the LED headlamps, along with the cool looking climate control module. This is addition to the ease of having to only use one foot while driving.

City Slicker (Petrol AMT)

Maruti Ignis 6

The Ignis is one of the few cars that is offered with a diesel and petrol automatic option. Those who use their cars only in the city would be better off with a petrol AMT. The petrol engine is refined, is economical  (20.89 kmpl) and is adequately fun to drive. Since this AMT has the creep function, it is also easy to drive in traffic. Pricing for the AMT starts at Rs 5.72 lakhs while the newly launched top end AMT is priced at Rs 7.07 lakhs.

Tight budget (Petrol MT)


Those who want the funky Ignis but are on a tight budget have the base model Sigma petrol to go for. This variant is only on offer on the petrol and is priced at Rs 4.56 lakhs. The base model gets ABS, dual airbags as well as front power windows, along with tilt steering too. The 1.2 liter engine produces 82 Bhp and 113 Nm. The petrol Delta model, which is better equipped is priced at Rs 5.17 lakhs for those who can stretch a little bit extra.  The range for the petrol goes from Rs 4.56 lakhs to Rs 6.47 lakhs.

Highway mile muncher (Diesel MT)


Those who want a highway car, the diesel manual is the best bet. It has a 1.3 liter engine which produces 74 Bhp and 190 Nm. The 5-speed gearbox is slick and easy to use. In addition to that, the vehicle has a strong mid range which means that gear changes are less on the highway. The diesel manual comes in a total of 3 variants, with prices ranging from Rs 6.28 lakhs to Rs 7.54 lakhs. The 180 mm ground clearance is an added benefit out on the highways where the road conditions aren’t always good.