The Maruti Ignis is a novel product approach to the small hatchback/SUV crossover idea. It has immense character for a small car, it is like every other Maruti - economical and reliable. The Ignis is a also real breath of fresh air in the ever congested hatchback segment of the country as it offers desirable crossover-style looks and a distinctive character that sets it apart from rivals. Love or hate the exterior, you have to accept that there’s little else at this price with so much personality.
Design – Exterior:
The Ignis is a hatchback as far as it size go, it also seems as big as the Hyundai i10, Ford Figo, or the Swift as the matter of fact. However, the car with its butch SUV like exterior and broad projector headlamps on top variants and a tall stance clearly marks the car as a striking design.
Design – Interior:
On the inside the Ignis gets an elaborate listing of features such as a Smartplay touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay, support for Suzuki remote app, automatic climate control etc. The upholstery is among the sportiest Maruti designs in previous times. The Two tone dashboard looks premium and strong buildwith the conventional black/grey top being brightened up by a white lower portion.
Engine & Transmission:
Both Petrol and Diesel engines are on offer. The Pterol engine is a 4cylinder .2-Liter unit that makes 83Ps and 113Nm. The Diesel unit, on the other hand is the tried and tested 1.3-Liter 4 cylinder DDiS unit that makes 75bhp and 190Nm of peak torque. The Ignis will have a 5-Speed manual and 5-Speed AMT on offer as well.
Features & Specifications:
Feature lists consists of ORVM-mounted turn indicators, dual-tone dashboard, Bluetooth and USB input, keyless entry, power adjustable ORVM, and rear power windows. Adding to these you also get Smartplay touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay, support for Suzuki remote app, automatic climate control etc.
The Ignis will have ABS and dual airbags as standard.
The Suzuki Ignis will have rivals like the Mahindra KUV 100, Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10 and the Maruti Suzuki Swift.