Days ago, Maruti Suzuki revealed a Limited Edition version of the Ignis hatchback. While the car was revealed with a video to accompany, what remained under wraps was the pricing. Thanks to IAB, we now know that the Limited Edition variant of the Ignis will be pricier than the regular variant by Rs. 42,875. Essentially, the Ignis Limited Edition is the accessorized version of the car and the accessory kit it comes with is a dealer level fitment.
Notably, this kit is available at a 30 % discount, which means that buyers of the Maruti Ignis can actually upgrade to the limited edition model by paying just Rs. 30,000 extra. The accessory kit is meant for the Delta variant of the Ignis, which starts from Rs. 5.28 lakhs. With the Limited Edition kit in tow, the car costs Rs. 5.58 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi.
The Ignis is available with a single engine option what with Maruti discontinuing the diesel variants due to low demand. The hatchback is sold with a 1.2 litre K-Series petrol engine that produces 82 Bhp of peak power and 113 Nm of peak torque. While a 5 speed manual gearbox is standard, a 5 speed AMT is offered as an option.
The Ignis is front wheel driven, has ample ground clearance of about 180 mm and has a tall-boy design. These attributes make the car ideal for Indian roads, many of which have crater-sized potholes and tall speed breakers that prove to be quite a handful for many lower slung cars.
The tall-boy design and narrow A-Pillar mean that the Ignis has great frontal visibility. The interiors are also quite roomy even for taller people. The car is intended mainly for city use although highway runs will also be quite rewarding considering the 20.89 Kmpl fuel efficiency that Maruti claims for this car.
Airbags and ABS are standard across trims. The Ignis also has a wide range of personalization options offered by Maruti through the iCreate program. These accessories are dealer level fitments and can be opted for during the purchase, or even during the ownership period.
As for competition, the Ignis squares off against the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Ford Freestyle. It’s priced much lower, and this gives it a big advantage. Average monthly sales of the car are about 4,000 units, and Maruti is running attractive discounts currently.