Maruti Suzuki Ignis was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and is one of the top anticipated cars that is all set to launch in India this year. The sub-4 meter crossover The Ignis is already on sale in Japan. Here is all you need to know about the Ignis.
10 things to know about Maruti Suzuki Ignis:
- The Maruti Suzuki Ignis measures 3,700mm in length, 1,660mm in width and 1,595mm in height. The wheelbase spans 2,435mm and the ground clearance is measured at 180mm.
- It is expected that Ignis will come only with the 1.0-litre Booster-Jet petrol engine, whereas the diesel variant will be launched later. The transmission options will comprise a 5-speed manual and an automatic unit.
- The design of the Suzuki Ignis is designed as the current market trends and is compact SUVs with a boxy shape, flared wheel arches, chrome accents and large wheels and it is being categorized as a micro-SUV. Interiors are expected to be in sync with modern-day compact cars with a tablet-like touchscreen infotainment system and a two-tone finish.
- The model, which is sold in Japan features 4-Wheel-Drive (4WD) system, hill descent control, Suzuki’s adaptive Dual Camera Breaking system (DCBS), lane management system, along with front, rear and side camera for parking assist and India is likely to get most of these features.
- It is likely to come with Dual Camera Brake Support (DCBS), a stereo camera type collision-mitigating system, take-off control system, lane departure warning, vehicle swaying warning, SRS front side airbags and emergency stop signal.
- Ignis will not get Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) and instead will get continuously variable transmission (CVT). According to a latest report the AMT, which Maruti calls as AGS (Automatic Gear Shift) will be available in both the petrol and diesel variants of the crossover. If this comes to be true, the Ignis will be the fifth model in Maruti line-up to feature AGS technology.
- The Ignis is anticipated to cost 6-8 lakh rupees in India depending on equipment levels.
- The Ignis will be retailed via Maruti Suzuki’s premium NEXA dealerships and is likely to offer only 2 or 3 variants of the crossover. It is also likely to come with all reasonably well loaded features.
- The car will also brood the next generation Jimny for Europe. The current Jimny is a small 4X4 with no real rival in Europe, but next generation Jimny is anticipated to go on sale in 2018 and is likely to be made in India and sold here as the ‘Samurai’.
- The Ignis will be compared with Mahindra KUV100. Also Renault is developing a CMF-A platform based mini crossover to compete with the Suzuki Ignis and others like Fiat Panda, Opel Mokka in Europe. The same car could be a rival to Ignis here in India, which is expected to go on sale in 2018.
This could be a big rival to Mahindra’s KUV100. Ignis is well featured with many technologies and functionality inside out and looks pretty good too!