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Maruti Ignis Review

Maruti Ignis motion front

Maruti Ignis has just been launched and it has been priced aggressively. This new super compact SUV – Maruti Ignis has been made for the millennials. Targeting young car buyers, who need a car for themselves, to go with friends and cousins. A cool looking compact vehicle that is trendy on the inside too. The Ignis will be sold through the Nexa range of dealerships. This will be the entry-level car from the Nexa showrooms.

What the Ignis gets new is the platform. It gets an all new platform, which is lighter and get has good torsional strength for better safety. So, the platform is lighter and safer. This is based on a modular platform, at the moment the Maruti Ignis is the first model to be launched. It is made available with a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines. There is AMT available on both the engines. Both the transmissions are five-speed. We do a detailed review.

Maruti Ignis front

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Maruti Ignis Video

Maruti Ignis Price in India

Maruti Ignis Variant Price (on-road)
Maruti Ignis Sigma Petrol INR 5.05 lakhs
Maruti Ignis Delta Petrol INR 5.71 lakhs
Maruti Ignis Zeta Petrol INR 6.32 lakhs
Maruti Ignis Alpha Petrol INR 7.36 lakhs
Maruti Ignis Delta Petrol Auto 6.31 lakhs
Maruti Ignis Zeta Petrol Auto INR 6.93lakhs
Maruti Ignis Delta Diesel INR 7.03 lakhs
Maruti Ignis Zeta Diesel INR 7.60 lakhs
Maruti Ignis Alpha Diesel INR 8.58 lakhs
Maruti Ignis Delta Diesel Auto INR 7.63 lakhs
Maruti Ignis Zeta Diesel Auto INR 8.20 lakhs

Maruti Ignis is priced  between INR 5.05 lakhs to INR 8.20 lakhs (on-road). This will turn around the tables. The Ignis won’t just attract buyers looking for small size SUV, but even several new hatchback buyers.

Maruti Ignis dashboard

Maruti Ignis Video

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Maruti Ignis Interiors

The Maruti Ignis has one of the most stylish looking interiors, especially for the price it comes for. The new Ignis isn’t just powerful but it is also the most affordable option too for the price. In terms of styling, fit and finish, the micro SUV is just spot on. There is a touchscreen system on the top model and it has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink. The other features include keyless entry, push start and stop, reverse parking camera, navigation. The black and ivory interiors look stylish. For safety, dual airbags and ABS with EBD is offered as a standard feature. 

Maruti Ignis interior

The space of the Ignis is fabulous. Generally, we do complain about the rear seat space on these vehicles. however it isn’t the case with the Ignis. Both the rows are comfortable and have more than sufficient head room and knee room. The boot size is decent enough for a vehicle of this size. It seems that the company hasn’t left any opportunity for us to point out in terms of anything to complain about.

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Maruti Ignis Engine

Maruti ignis Engine

In terms of engine options, Maruti will be continuing with the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel options. The petrol churns out 82bhp of power and 75bhp is for the diesel. Both these engines are offered with a five-speed manual and AMT option. Both the engines are peppy, but our preference is the petrol. This is quick and nippy. The diesel engine was surprisingly silent. In terms of performance, the AMTs are good enough too for daily city driving. There isn’t a major difference in the performance of the manual and the AMT when you drive the latter in the manual mode.

Maruti Ignis motion rear

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Maruti Ignis Ride and Handling

The Ignis does a good job in the ride and handling department. First, let us begin with the basic usage. The steering wheel is light and one can zip through city traffic and tight lanes without any issues. The ride quality is just fine for daily use. When you drive on an open road, the handling does support the engine boost. This makes it easy to drive comfortably even on the highway. The car seems to be stable however it is the steering wheel that feels slack at higher speeds. We wish it did weigh up a bit. However, it is fine and one needs to get used to it.

Maruti Ignis Mileage (Expected)

Maruti Ignis Mileage

Variant Mileage
Petrol 20.89 km/l
Diesel 26.80 km/l

Both the petrol and the diesel engines shall be highly fuel-efficient. This petrol engine will return about 13km/l in the city and about 16km/l on the highway. On the other hand, the diesel will return 16 km/l and 20km/l in the city and on the highway respectively. The AMTs will see a reduction in efficiency by about 10%.

Maruti Ignis front grille

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Maruti Ignis Variants

 As it will be sold through Nexa Experience, Maruti Ignis will be getting variants like Sigma, Alpha, Delta and Zeta. More on the variants, click here.

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Maruti Ignis Design

The new Maruti ignis is looking stylish and appealing. This is a compact SUV that will be about 3.7 metres in length and does have road presence. The large front grille looks macho and it has projector headlamps. These are melded into the headlamp and they do look stylish. There is also daytime running LEDs embedded in the headlamp.

The side profile does stand out and it looks stylish. The rear look is simple, yet it has its charm. This is where the Maruti Ignis stands out. The design is just trendy and out of the box. For the first time, we see black alloy wheels on a Maruti car.

Maruti Ignis rear

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Maruti Ignis Competition

At the moment, the only possible competition to the Maruti Ignis is the Mahindra KUV100. This is another super compact SUV that is at the moment on sale. We can expect the Tata Tiago Aktiv and the Chevrolet Beat Activ to also make any entry into this segment.

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Maruti Ignis Colours

The Maruti Ignis is offered with Tinsel Blue, Glistening Grey, Urban Blue, Pearl Arctic White, Silky Silver and Uptown Red. The Tinsel Blue are offered with midnight black and white roof options. The red also gets midnight blue option as well.

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Maruti Ignis Image Gallery

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Maruti Ignis Dimensions

Maruti Ignis Dimensions

Dimensions Size
Length 3,700 mm
Width 1,690 mm
Height 1,595 mm
Wheelbase 2,438 mm
Boot space 258 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 32 litres
Ground Clearance 180 mm

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A Biotechnology engineer by profession, Yash has been passionately involved with Automobiles right since his childhood. His exposure to cars is deep just as much as it is wide- and Yash has honed it with plenty of driving experience and across multiple countries. Yash brings into the team his sound technical expertise, passionate energy and an inimitable writing style.

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January 20, 2017

This will be next flop because company hasn’t provide any rear bumper reflector and any rear spoiler & mainly had not provided roof rails as standard equipments in top ( alpha) variant in ignis.and its price is a bit higher then expected.

January 14, 2017

Nice car for city drive with lot of features

January 13, 2017

KUV looks better ! Outdated looks for the ignis

December 22, 2016

Its look is mind blowing..i like this type of a dream car..i am waiting…….

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