Following the footsteps of cars like the Celerio, Dzire and many more, the Ignis hatchback too, has crossed a very important 100,000 car sales milestone. Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car manufacturer, sells the Ignis hatchback through their premium Nexa dealership network. On sale since 2017, this hatchback has been designed with millennials in mind. The funky design combined with the generous space inside, with many unconventional design highlights, make the Ignis a one of a kind hatchback. Currently, the prices of this hatchback start from INR 4,79,372 for the base level variant and go till INR 6,67,993 for the range-topping variant. Maruti Suzuki also has an optional AMT gearbox on offer, which starts at INR 5,87,644 and goes till INR 7,14,993. All prices mentioned here are ex-showroom, Delhi.
When launched, the Ignis offered both petrol and diesel engine options. However, the oil burning engine is not on sale anymore. Just like in the Ignis, Maruti Suzuki will not be offering smaller diesel engines from April 2020. The only engine the Ignis has now is the 1.2-litre, K-series engine. Using 4-cylinders and variable valve timing, this motor manages to push out 82 horses at 6,000 rpm and a maximum twist of 113 Nm is generated at 4,200 rpm. The power is sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed stick shift but customers can also opt for a 5-speed AMT gearbox for a more relaxed driving experience. Both these gearboxes deliver a claimed fuel efficiency of 20.89 km per litre.
In its latest avatar, the 2019 model year of the Ignis gets additional safety kit in order to comply with the upcoming safety regulations. On offer are features like Reverse Parking Assist System, Co-Driver Seat Belt Reminder and High-Speed Alert System, all of which are standard across all variants. This update also included the addition of roof rails in the higher end, Zeta and Alpha variants. Much before this update, this little hatchback already offered features like dual front airbags, ABS and EBD, seat belt pre-tensioners with force limiters and ISOFIX – child seat restraint system as standard across all trims. Below is an image gallery of this hatchback, do have a look.