The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is among the less popular models by India’s largest auto manufacturer. The tall boy hatchback sits between the WagonR and the Swift in terms of pricing. The car is aimed to offer better comfort and features than the WagonR at a price point that is less than the best selling Swift. Now the Ignis is among one of those cars which have people divided over their looks. For some, the Ignis is boxy tall body with a quirky front end design. However, a lot of enthusiasts also see a typical JDM-spec design hint on the car which can be enhanced with a few minor aftermarket touches. The Ignis features here is a good example of the same and looks pretty good.
Finished in silver this one doesn’t scream for attention but instead forces one to glance back after having a look at it. Talking about the Ignis, I would say that the design of this car grows on you. The more you live with it and drive it, there more are the chances that you’ll start appreciating those clean lines. That being said, I didn’t like how the Ignis looked at the time of its launch. Coming back to the modified Ignis we have here, one of the most distinctive features of this car are its attention-grabbing wheels.
It rides on 16x9J Rota Grid Classic rims that have been shod on with Accelera Sport 651 tyres. The multispoke rims definitely add a lot of appeal to the car, which also gets an aftermarket body kit. The front end gets a bumper lip while the Suzuki logo has been blacked out. A few minor changes can be seen on the rear and sides too, including the addition of side skirts. Apart from these aesthetic enhancements, this car has been given a Quantum Performace tune to get the most out of the engine. Further, there is a custom exhaust system in place with an HKS Endcan. The car has been lowered using Espelir Downsus Lowering springs while an HPI Intake Filter has been placed for enhanced performance.
If I were to nitpick, I would definitely say that the wheels should not stick out to such an extent as on this one as it also wreaks havoc on the car’s dynamics. That said, they definitely make the car look radical. Powering the car is the same 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine that is also found on several Maruti Suzuki cars including the Swift. This four-cylinder petrol engine generates a maximum power of 82 Bhp at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 113 Nm at 4,200 rpm. It gets a choice between a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission.