Maruti Suzuki Ignis, which is the entry-level Nexa car from the brand is quite popular in India. Maruti Suzuki first launched the Ignis in January 2017 and since then, the manufacturer has sold 1 lakh units of the car in the market. Maruti Suzuki launched a refreshed version of the Ignis earlier this year and discontinued the diesel variants of the car too.
The entry-level Ignis was initially available with both petrol and diesel engine options. It became the first car from the brand to offer AMT Automatic transmission with both petrol and diesel engine options. However, with time, the popularity of the diesel variants went down and with Maruti Suzuki’s plan to discontinue all the diesel-powered variants of the models from April 2020, the Ignis diesel was culled.
Nonetheless, the Ignis is still a strong seller in the Indian market with a monthly averaging around 2,500 units per month. Last month, Maruti Suzuki dispatched 3,156 units of the Ignis in the market. The Ignis has remained a steady seller in the market and with its young and aspiring looks, it sure attracts a lot of attention on the road.
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is currently available only with the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine. The 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.
The tall-design of the Ignis makes it very recognisable on the roads. It gets large headlamps with integrated LED DRL. It headlamps are positioned in a way that they look like a part of the front grille design. The Ignis gets flared wheel arches that add a crossover look to it and it also gets a high ground clearance of 180mm, which is quite high in its segment.
The Ignis is available in seven variants starting from Sigma that is priced at Rs 5.4 lakh while the top-end Alpha AGS is priced at Rs 7.14 lakh. Apart from the base Sigma variant, all the other variants of the Ignis offer the AMT automatic transmission. It is available in 9 colour options and 3 of them are dual-tone options that really add a character to the vehicle. The Ignis is available in Nexa Blue, Glistening Grey, Silky Silver, Pearl Arctic White, Tinsel Blue and Uptown Red, Tinsel Blue with Peak Arctic White, Tinsel Blue with Midnight Black and Uptown Red with Midnight Black colours. Maruti Suzuki also offers a range of customisation options with the Ignis that can be added at the dealer level. The customisation options include body kit and various designer roof wraps that completely changes the way it looks.
The hatchback gets standard options like Reverse Parking Assist system, co-driver seatbelt reminder, high-speed warning, dual front airbags, ABS+EBD as standard across the variants.