Maruti Suzuki is India’s largest car manufacturer and has a wide range of models in their line up. Mauruti Suzuki sells their cars via Arena and Nexa dealerships across the country. Nexa deals in premium models like Ciaz, S-Cross, XL6 and so on. The entry level offering from Nexa dealership is the Ignis hatchback. Maruti is all set to give the Ignis hatchback an update and before it’s official unveil in India, which will happen on the 7th of February. New pictures of the facelifted Ignis have emerged on the internet once again.
The images have been shared by a user on Autocar India forum. According to the post, the pictures are of the Ignis that has been unveiled in Japanese market. Maruti Suzuki in recent time is concentrating more on making their models look more like an SUV. recently launched S-Presso hatchback that they call as the ‘mini SUV’ is a perfect example. Similar approach is taken for the Ignis as well. The front of the car has been totally redesigned with new SUV like grille with chrome inserts.
Bumper also gets an update as it now gets a faux skid plate in silver finish and the fog lamp design is also new. Other changes on the outside include a new rear bumper with silver finish faux skid plates and reflectors integrated inside the bumper. No other visible changes are see on the outside. The facelift version is clearly inspired from Brezza and does look a bit more SUVish than it used to look before. The new elements will definitely add up to the road presence of the car.
Updates are not just limited to the exteriors. The interiors of the upcoming Ignis will also see some changes like a touchscreen infotainment system that now supports Maruti Suzuki’s SmartPlay system. The seats and the dashboard is also likely to get a minor update and will look more updated.
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis will get its power from the same 1.2-litre petrol engine that churns out a maximum power of 83 PS of maximum power and 113 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with an optional AMT. The engine will now be BS6 compliant. Maruti will be unveiling the facelifted Maruti Ignis at the Auto Expo on the 7th of February. The car is expected to be priced lower than the Swift, and will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Santro and the Tata Tiago.