The upcoming Maruti Ignis India was spied testing in Delhi. The car has been rigorously testing as it goes into production. The Ignis will be ready for a launch during the festive season this year. 

Maruti Suzuki had unveiled the Ignis at the 2016 Auto Expo, and it has already been spotted on test. The Ignis which was a  concept has been spotted several times testing. The Ignis will be launched in India during the festive season, which is around September to November 2016 i.e during Dussehra/Diwali. This super compact SUV will be competing with the Mahindra KUV100.

Maruti Ignis India Design

Maruti Ignis India is a new super compact SUV that will be of the size of the i10. The Ignis is based on Suzuki’s fifth-generation platform that is lighter and even more rigid, which means it is a lot more safer. The Ignis at the moment is a concept, however it does look very appealing. The exterior of the Ignis has a honeycomb mesh grille with a chrome strip running across it. The grille is thick and even the headlamps are squarish somewhat with rounded off edges.

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There are LED lights running that form a U-shape. The hood is flat and it doesn’t have any creases or strakes. The side profile looks muscular with the blacked out A and B pillars and the roof rails. The blacked out alloy wheels also look stylish on the Ignis. The ORVMs come with turn indicators on them. The rear of the Ignis looks stylish and  too with an integrated spoiler and the Ignis even has a black insert of the rear bumper. The glass area at the rear is large and this means that this concept SUV so far looks appealing. Let us hope these are retained on the production version as well.

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Maruti Ignis India Interiors

The interiors of the Ignis look a class apart. Maruti has been raising the bar constantly with its new products and now it is even offering a seven-inch screen on the Ignis. There is a new-age Suzuki steering wheel too and new instrument cluster as well. There is climate control and dual airbags. The Ignis has good enough space for front and even rear passengers. This makes it a great option to consider. We sat in the front and even the rear and there was sufficient room and it can easily seat five people. The Ignis will be a competition to the Mahindra KUV100 and it will be coming with a petrol and even a diesel engine option. The Ignis will be sold through Nexa and it will have an automatic transmission. The Maruti Ignis will be launched during this Diwali festive season.

The boot size of the Maruti Ignis is 258 litres and when the rear seats are folded, it is increased to 415 litres. The boot size is large enough for a vehicle of this size. The Ignis even offers several storage spaces like cup holders, bottle holders, large size glove box etc. In terms of features, the Maruti Ignis offers features like keyless entry, push start and stop, integrated music system with touchscreen for reverse parking camera with guiders, satellite navigation, bluetooth connectivity, USB and even aux connectivity. The steering wheel has multiple controls for changing music, cruise control and even reaching and disconnecting telephone calls.  With regards to safety, the Maruti Ignis will get dual airbags and ABS as a standard feature and this will make the first vehicle to offer this. The other features will be majorly for export will be hill assist, electronic stability program, lane changing warning, automatic headlamps with auto-levelling.

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Maruti Ignis India Engine and Transmission

Maruti Suzuki hasn’t officially revealed the specifications of the new Ignis, however it is likely to come with a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.2-litre diesel engine options. The 1.2-litre petrol is the K-Series engine and this will come with a five-speed manual transmission and produce about 83bhp of power and 115Nm of peak torque. The other engine is an all new three cylinder diesel engine that will churn about 75bhp and about 180Nm of torque. This engine has been developed by Suzuki and the two cylinder version of this engine is used on the Celerio and four pot will be coming on other Maruti Suzuki products. This will also come with a five-speed manual transmission. There will even an automatic transmission on offer. The Ignis will be sold through the Nexa Experience dealerships and hence it won’t come with an AMT. The Ignis will be coming with an automatic transmission on the petrol engine and maybe even the diesel engine. The Ignis for the Indian car market will be offered with front wheel drive. For exports, however it will even come with an all-wheel drive as well. For India, at the moment there is no requirement for it.

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Maruti Ignis India Specifications, Dimensions and Features


1.2-litre petrol engine

Power: 83bhp

Torque: 115Nm

Transmission: Five-speed manual

1.2-litre diesel engine:

Power: 75bhp

Torque: 180Nm

Transmission: Five-speed manual


Length: 3700mm

Width: 1660mm

Breadth: 1595mm

Wheelbase: 2435mm

Ground Clearance: 180mm

Maruti Ignis India Features


  • Daytime running LEDs
  • Clamshell hood
  • Projector headlamps
  • Electrically adjustable and folding ORVMs
  • Grab door handles
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Integrated rear spoiler
  • Rear defogger with wiper and washer


  • Dual tone interiors (Black and beige) on higher variants
  • Integrated touchscreen system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth
  • Push start and stop
  • Climate control

Safety Features:

  • Dual airbags as standard
  • ABS as standard
  • EBD
  • Automatic headlamps with auto levelling
  • Lane change warning

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