Ever since the Maruti Suzuki Ignis was displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo, it sent the automotive world into a tizzy. The Ignis is all set to be launched during the upcoming festive period since it has already began selling in Japan. From what we know, the Ignis will also make its European debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. It will be a sub 4-metre crossover and will be going up against the Mahindra KUV100, when it is launched in India.
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis has been styled like an SUV and has certain SUVish traits such as high ground clearance, SUV like design and so on. While the Maruti Suzuki Ignis was spotted testing in India, the car that was on show at the Auto Expo had a grille that went on till the fenders and had the headlamp cluster housed within itself. Flared wheel arches, high shoulder line, plastic cladding and other such embellishments will give the car a solid presence on the road.
You would be surprised to know that the model which is on sale in Japan comes with an optional 4WD, hill descent control and some cool active safety features such as Suzuki’s Dual Camera Braking System (DCBS), lane management system, cameras on all sides and so on. Needless to say, it gets ABS, EBD as standard along with airbags on all variants. We are yet to know whether these systems will make their way into the Indian spec Ignis or not.
As far as engines are concerned, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis will have a 1.0-litre BoosterJet petrol engine, while the company might introduce a diesel engine a few months after the launch. There will be a 5-speed manual transmission unit along with an automatic transmission unit to choose from. We believe that the pricing of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis will be somewhere between the range of ₹ 5 lakh and ₹ 7 lakh.