Maruti Suzuki will update its line-up with SUV-centric design. The entry-level Nexa hatchback, Maruti Suzuki Ignis already looks SUV inspired but with the update, it will be more brutish in its looks. While Maruti Suzuki is yet to officially reveal how the updated version of the car will look like, the pictures of the vehicle are already out. Here are images of the upcoming car that shows what exactly it will look like in the future.
The new Maruti Suzuki Ignis will be revealed in February during the 2020 Auto Expo. The new version of the Ignis will also receive a host of safety features that will make it comply with the AIS 145 safety norms.
Maruti Suzuki has already sold more than 1 lakh copies of the model in three years. It was launch in January 2017 and has already received a mild cosmetic update.
However, the new updates are more drastic and make the car a lot different from the current version of the Ignis as shown in the pictures from IAB. The vehicle gets U-shaped multiple block grille that makes it look more intimidating and imposing on the road. It also gets a new radiator grille and a new bumper with silver inserts. The look of the new Ignis is heavily inspired by the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
It should be noted that the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza will soon get an update too and it will receive a different grille that makes it look fresher. The update of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza will also mark the entry of a petrol engine in the model. Maruti Suzuki will no longer offer a diesel engine powered car in the Indian market after the BS6 emission norms are implemented in the Indian market on 1st April 2020.
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis also gets other prominent updates like a silver skid plate at the rear and vertically mounted fog lamps at the rear. Overall, the new Ignis will be better equipped to take on the Renault Kwid, which was updated recently and looks bolder than before.
The cabin will also receive a host of changes to keep it fresh. One of the major changes will the infotainment system, which will be updated to the latest SmartPlay system of the manufacturer. Also, the seats will get a new cover and the dashboard will get new inserts.
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis will get powered by a K12M 1.2-litre petrol engine that churns out a maximum power of 83 PS of maximum power at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. It gets a 5-speed manual transmission with an optional AMT.