Check out Maruti Suzuki Ignis detailed review, variant wise price list, mileage, specifications, exterior, interior, features and other details.
After the success of Baleno, Nexa dealership needed some high volume sellers to inject life and Ignis came to the rescue. Maruti is utilizing every marketing strategy by targeting the ‘millennials’ and pitching the Ignis as an urban compact car. In India, B2 segment cars hold one of the largest shares of pies in terms of sales, so most of the mass market manufacturers look forward to make a mark in this category. So to maintain the strong foothold in the sector, Maruti came up with the unique and modern hatchback – the Ignis. The vehicle pits itself against the entry-level segment hatches such as Tata Tiago, Ford Figo, Mahinda KUV100 and Hyundai Grand i10.
One word that describes the Ignis very well is ‘funky’. The outside design is fresh but also jazzy which in fact looks cool. On the front, Ignis gets the large radiator grille stretching all the way to the fenders. At the ends of the grille, it features floating LED headlamps with halogen lights. The side profile of the car gets sporty all black 15-inch wheels. While the wheel arches are a bit too flared, it covers the fact that Maruti Ignis comes with skinny 175/65 section tyres. This car has got a lot of disapproval for its weird rear styling, but the Cervo-inspired design cues such as angled tailgate and the pattern of the tail light might please many. The plain black cladding on the bumpers seems quite bulky.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis, on the dimension front measures 3700mm in length, 1690mm in width and 1595mm in height. Its wheelbase is 2435mm and ground clearance measures at 180mm.
The first thing that catches the eye inside the Ignis is the good all-round visibility. Interior of the Ignis is very cleverly designed and looks very trendy. The dashboard has all-straight lines and a virtual beam housing the central air vents and mounting for floating touchscreen unit. The front seats are very comfortable and have a nice side bolstering. Rear shoulder room is very poor and only 2 adults can sit com fortably. The thing that fall short is the electric steering, which feels quite lifeless. This is the weakest point in the car that makes sudden direction changes a bit unnerving.
|Model||Maruti Ignis||Hyundai Grand i10||Tata Tiago||Maruti Swift|
Engine and Specifications
|Engine||1.2 litre K12||1.3 litre DDiS|
|Max Power||82bhp @6000rpm||74bhp @4000rpm|
|Max Torque||113Nm @4200rpm||190Nm @2000rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT/AMT||5-speed MT/AMT|
Looking at the lightweight characteristics of Ignis, the 1.2 litre petrol and 1.3 litre diesel engines makes the car peppy to drive. Its 1197cc petrol mill generates the power output of 82bhp and yields the peak torque of 113Nm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual with optional ASG transmission. On the other hand, its 1248cc diesel oil burner produces 74bhp of power output and maximum torque of 190Nm. The diesel one too comes in both 5-speed manual and automatic transmission. Looking at the increasing demand for automatic cars, it seems Maruti has done its homework well by offering automatic variants in both diesel and petrol engines.
|Model||Maruti Ignis||Maruti Swift||Ford Figo||Tata Tiago|
|Model||Maruti Ignis Diesel||Maruti Swift||Ford Figo||Tata Tiago|
The exterior of Alpha variant features LED projector headlamps and U shaped DRLs which greatly enhances the front appeal and surely ask for a second glance. On the sides, its 15-inch alloy wheels in Zeta and Alpha trims along with 175/65 section rubber raises the stance of the vehicle. The car can be customised according to the buyer’s taste, though, at an additional cost.
Inside too, the car gets the funky treatment. Unlike most cars, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit is mounted like the tablet on the dashboard and not integrated into it. In addition to Apple CarPlay, Navigation and Bluetooth, the car also supports Android Auto. The Bluetooth compatible audio system with steering mounted control and automatic climate control further add to the convenience. Overall, the car has been jam-packed with all essential features.
Safety and Security
Another plus point in Ignis on safety front is that it comes with ISOFIX child seat, ABS and dual front airbags as standard features across the range. A bunch of safety features are offered in Euro-spec model like four airbags, dual camera brake support system, Electronic Brakeforce distribution, engine immobilizer, central locking and power door lock.
Maruti Ignis is available in eight different colour options namely Pearl Arctic White, Glistening Grey, Silky Silver, Tinsel Blue, Uptown Red, Tinsel Blue Arctic White, Uptown Red Midnight Clack and Urban Blue.
Since the Ignis replaces the Ritz, the price tag was expected to be as par with the outgoing model but that’s not the case with the Ignis. As being sold via premium Nexa chain, it resulted in higher sticker price than what was expected.
|Variant||Petrol Prices||Diesel Prices|
|Sigma||Rs. 4.56 lakh||NA|
|Delta||Rs. 5.17 lakh||Rs. 6.28 lakh|
|Zeta||Rs. 5.63 lakh||Rs. 6.75 lakh|
|Delta AMT||Rs. 5.72 lakh||Rs. 6.83 lakh|
|Zeta AMT||Rs. 6.18 lakh||Rs. 7.3 lakh|
|Alpha||Rs. 6.47 lakh||Rs. 7.54 lakh|
|Alpha AMT||Rs. 7.01 lakh||Rs. 8.08 lakh|
*All prices ex-showroom New Delhi
Things We Like In Maruti Ignis
- Ignis is bestowed with unique and funky design
- Dual airbags, ABS and ISOFIX child seat is standard across the variant
- Maruti’s extensive service network, outstanding after-sales support
Things We Don’t Like In Maruti Ignis
- Top-end trim is very pricey
- Narrow cabin width, rear seat is just for 2 passengers
- 32-litre fuel tank is very small in the segment