Maruti Suzuki had only recently unveiled the facelifted Ignis hatchback at the 2020 Auto Expo, and now the carmaker has launched the model in India. Pricing for the Ignis range starts from Rs 4.89 lakh for the Sigma variant and goes up to Rs 7.20 lakh for the top-spec Alpha AMT variant. The Ignis is available in a total of seven variants.
|2020 Maruti Ignis variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Variant||BS6 price||BS4 price||Difference|
|Sigma||Rs 4.89 lakh||Rs 4.83 lakh||Rs 6,000|
|Delta||Rs 5.67 lakh||Rs 5.61 lakh||Rs 6,000|
|Zeta||Rs 5.89 lakh||Rs 5.83 lakh||Rs 6,000|
|Alpha||Rs 6.73 lakh||Rs 6.67 lakh||Rs 6,000|
|Delta AMT||Rs 6.14 lakh||Rs 6.08 lakh||Rs 6,000|
|Zeta AMT||Rs 6.36 lakh||Rs 6.30 lakh||Rs 6,000|
|Alpha AMT||Rs 7.20 lakh||Rs 7.14 lakh||Rs 6,000|
The design of the Ignis facelift is not vastly different from the model it replaces, especially when viewed from the side. However, it does feature a new grille design, which is reminiscent of the one present on the Jimny/ S-Presso. Other styling changes include a new front bumper with a faux scuff-plate and a reworked rear bumper.
There are two new colour options available on the Ignis range, which include the Lucent Orange and Turquoise Blue shades. Additionally, Maruti Suzuki is also offering three new dual-tone colour options – Nexa Blue with Black, Nexa Blue with Silver, and Lucent Orange with Black. These are only available on the Zeta and Alpha trims and cost Rs 13,000 extra. The Ignis facelift now also comes with two customisation options - Acropolis and Scorcher - that add cosmetic touches.
Under the hood lies a BS6-compliant version of the 1.2-litre, four-cylinder K-12 petrol engine that produces 83hp and 113Nm of torque (same as the BS4 model). Gearbox options include both, 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT automatic units. In BS6 form, both engine-gearbox combinations have the same fuel efficiency as their respective BS4 couterparts, at 20.89kpl.
On the inside, the general design of the dashboard remains unchanged, though the 7.0-inch touchscreen has been upgraded with Maruti’s latest SmartPlay Studio infotainment system, which comes with voice command recognition and on-board navigation. The new Ignis can also be optioned with the S-Connect connectivity suite.
In our market, the Ignis competes with the likes of the Mahindra KUV100 and Ford Freestyle, due to its tall-boy design and SUV-like cues.