Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker introduced the Ignis in the market in 2017. It is currently the entry-level vehicle in the Nexa model line-up of the brand. The retro styling of the Ignis along with the crossover-inspired design ensures that it stands out in the crowd and targets the young buyers. Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch an updated version of the Ignis in the Indian market next year. Before that, the international-spec Ignis has leaked online.
The Indian version of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is expected to carry similar changes in terms of looks. The new images surfaced on SuzukiGarage shows the vehicle’s front and rear and the changes are not very drastic.
At the front, the leaked images show that the upcoming vehicle gets a revised grille. It imitates the grille of the newly launched Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. The Ignis, in a true sense, looks like a mini-Vitara Brezza from the front. To accentuate the crossover looks of the vehicle, it also gets a new bumper with an integrated faux skid plate. Even the fog lamp housings have been updated and they are larger than the current model. Other than that, there are no other changes in the front and it carries the same headlamps with the DRLs.
At the rear, the upcoming Ignis gets a new bumper with reflectors. There is no black cladding on it like the current version of the car. There are no changes to the profile of the vehicle. It looks exactly the same as the current version of the Ignis. Even the wheel arches and the design impression on the C-Pillar remain the same.
The pictures do not show any glimpse of the interior but we do believe that there will be some minor changes that will make the facelifted version a little different from the current product. However, the vehicle is not expected to get any major changes in the cabin.
Maruti Suzuki had discontinued the 1.3-litre diesel engine available with the Ignis sometime back. Now with the BS6 emission norms coming up, the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ignis will carry over the 1.2-litre, four-cylinder engine from the current version. It generates a maximum power of 83 PS and peak torque of 113 Nm. The Ignis is currently available with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. The upcoming version of the car is expected to come with similar transmission options.
The facelifted Maruti Suzuki Ignis is expected to be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo in the Indian. Maruti Suzuki is also planning to showcase a slew of other upcoming products including the Futuro-E concept, which will be an electric vehicle in the future.