The Ignis was first showcased during the Auto Expo 2016. Since the first showcase, the Ignis became of the most awaited vehicles in India. Maruti revealed the production model of the Ignis for the first time yesterday and here is all we know about it,
The Ignis will be built on an all-new platform. It will sell through the premium Nexa network of the Maruti India. The car is targeted at the millennials and is designed to woo the young generation. At the front, Ignis gets large headlamps integrated into the grille of the car. The grille itself gets a mesh design and the headlamps get bright Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs).From the side, the Ignis mimics the look of large SUVs. There are big wheel arches with cladding and the car gets 175/65 R15 wheels around well-designed alloy wheels.
From the side, the Ignis mimics the look of large SUVs. There are big wheel arches with cladding and the car gets 175/65 R15 wheels around well-designed alloy wheels. The window line of the Ignis is very sharp and the C-Pillar gets the Suzuki-Triad marking. From the rear, the Ignis gets an angular boot lit design with split tail lamps. The Ignis will come in dual tone body colours, similar to the Brezza and the car will also get many customisable options through iCreate.
The car looks tiny from the outside but the tall boy design makes sure that space inside is very well managed. The car gets dual-tone interiors and the trim levels can be customised to up to 3 colours. There is a big 7-inch floating screen in the middle of the dashboard that gets Apple CarPlay and Google Auto. It also gets navigation and the system looks similar to the Baleno.
The seats are very comfortable and the car can fit up to 5 people in total but only 4 can sit comfortably. The car also gets nice boot space that can fit two travel bags but space has not been mentioned officially yet.
The Ignis complies to the upcoming Indian car safety law that mandates the new cars to be compliant with side-impact and offset impact. The car will also get ABS and dual airbags across all its variants. The car is built with high-tensile steel and is also very lightweight yet strong. The hatchback will also get ISOFIX approved child seats.
Engine and drivetrain
The Ignis will be powered by 1.3-litre diesel and 1.2-litre petrol engines. The power and torque figures are not out yet but the car will get a choice of the manual as well as AMT transmission when launched. The Ignis with all-wheel drive system will be launched in the European markets but as per Maruti, the Indian market is not ready for it yet.
The bookings for the Maruti Ignis will start during the first week of January. It will become the first car of Maruti that will be available through online bookings. The launch and price announcement will happen on 13th January.