Expert Review

Maruti-Suzuki Ignis


The Ignis is a hatchback which is sold through the Nexa sales channel and recently it has been given an update. It is an interesting hatchback and is a premium practical hatchback positioned below the Baleno. Its trim options are Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha. MyNewCar recommends the Zeta. The colour options are  Silky silver, Nexa Blue, Nexa Blue Black, Glistening Grey, Pearl White, Nexa Blue Silver, Orange, Turquoise Blue,  Orange Black.

MARUTI-SUZUKI IGNIS EXTERIOR

The Ignis is a unique design with boxy SUV like looks. You will see the cladding, roof-rails plus the big grille along with headlamps while there are good looking alloys also. The shape is like an SUV with good ground clearance. Its dimensions are 3700 mm in length, 1690 mm in width and 1595 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2435 mm.

MARUTI-SUZUKI IGNIS INTERIOR

The interior of the Ignis is also funky and different. The design is also unlike any other Maruti with unique details plus the sporty steering wheel also looks good along with a futuristic instrument cluster. The features are now updated with a 7inch touchscreen with latest Maruti infotainment system with inbuilt functions like a rear camera plus all the connectivity functions. It has all the usual features too which makes it well equipped. Space due to the boxy looks is excellent.

MARUTI-SUZUKI IGNIS DRIVING

The Ignis is a petrol only car and to drive it is a Maruti small car being easy to place in traffic plus good visibility. You sit higher up and have an SUV position plus the good ground clearance also helps in clearing bad roads. The engine is nice and offers good performance while the manual is the one while the AMT is a bit slow.

MARUTI-SUZUKI IGNIS ENGINE

The Ignis has a 1.2l K12 petrol with 83 bhp and 113Nm of torque. The gearbox options are a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT. The mileage is 20.89 for both gearbox equipped models.

MARUTI-SUZUKI IGNIS SAFETY

It gets safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking camera, ISOFIX, speed warning.

MARUTI-SUZUKI IGNIS MAINTENANCE

The first service is free at 5000 km or 6 months while the next ones are within 10,000 km or 6 months with cost varying from Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000.

MARUTI-SUZUKI IGNIS RIVALS

The Ignis rivals the Ford Freestyle, Mahindra KUV100, Hyundai Nios.

MARUTI-SUZUKI IGNIS VALUE

The Ignis is priced at Rs 4.8 lakh to Rs 7.2 lakh. For this price you get a smartly styled and tall boy shaped hatchback with good ground clearance along with SUV like driving position plus the efficiency of a Maruti engine. It is a good and spacious option in the hatchback space.