Maruti Suzuki Ignis, the much awaited compact crossover from the car maker has been launched today at a starting price of Rs 4.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and it will be offered with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel engine. Both engines have also been witnessed doing duty under the bonnet of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and incidentally, the new generation platform is shared between both the models. However, unlike the Baleno that is available with an automatic transmission (CVT or Continuously Variable Transmission), the Ignis is being offered with an AMT gearbox (Automated Manual Transmission) for both engine options. That said, AMT is limited only to the middle variants, Zeta and Delta along with the option of a 5-speed manual transmission on all versions.
Our first impressions of the car - which has been positioned as a young buyer's first car - are that Maruti has done a good job. Watch our walk around video of the Ignis to know its special exterior and interior features:
Check out the Ignis interior and exterior
4:51 pm: Maruti says that there is no capacity constraint for meeting demand for the Ignis .Maruti has developed Ignis at the cost of Rs 950 cr
4.30 pm: The Ignis prices variant wise:
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Sigma Petrol MT: Rs 4.59 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Delta Petrol MT: Rs 5.19 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Delta Petrol AMT: Rs 5.74 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Zeta Petrol MT: Rs 5.75 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Zeta Petrol AMT: Rs 6.30 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Alpha Petrol MT: Rs 6.69 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Delta Diesel MT: Rs 6.39 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Delta Diesel AMT: Rs 6.94 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Zeta Diesel MT: Rs 6.91 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Zeta Diesel AMT: Rs 7.46 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Alpha Diesel MT: Rs 7.80 lakh
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4.29 pm: The wait is over! The Ignis starts from Rs. 4.59 lakh for the base Sigma petrol and goes up to Rs 7.46 lakh for the top-end Alpha diesel
4:19pm: The Alpha trims of the Ignis will have LED projector headlamps with DRLs, a first-in-segment
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4:18 pm: The Ignis will be offered with roof wraps and colour coordinated elements of the exterior on the inside
4:10 pm: The Ignis is offered with two engine options: 1.2 litre VVT engine and 1.3 DDiS engine
3:57pm: RS Kalsi ( Executive Director Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India) said: The Ignis has been designed for the millennials
3:56pm: Maruti Suzuki to sell Ignis through premium retail channel Nexa.
3:41pm: The Ignis measures 3700mm in length,1690mmin width, 1595mm in height, 2435mm wheelbase and has a ground clearance of 180mm
3:29pm: Stay tuned as we bring you all the updates from the launch event
3:18pm: Customers can also opt for company approved roof wraps for the Maruti Suzuki Ignis which give the compact crossover a unique exterior appeal
3:13pm: The Maruti Suzuki Ignis will be available in nine exterior colour options, Pearl Artic White, Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, Urban Blue, Tinsel Blue, Uptown Red. Dual tone shades are offered only in the Uptown Red and Tinsel Blue colours
3:06 pm: Ignis will be manufactured in Maruti's Gurgaon plant
2:58 pm: It is expected that Ignis prices start at Rs 5 lakh for the base variant, while the top end trim might be offered at close to Rs 8 lakh( ex-showroom,Delhi).
2:40pm: In addition to the standard safety features, higher variants of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis will also get reverse parking sensors, reverse parking camera, rear defogger with wiper and a security alarm system. The top-end Alpha variant come with a touchscreen infotainment unit that supports Bluetooth, Navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Zeta and Delta versions of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis will not have the touchscreen, however will have a Bluetooth compatible audio system. The lower Zeta version will have two speakers, while the higher Delta variants will have four speakers.
2:25 pm: The Maruti Suzuki Ignis will have four variants, Sigma, Zeta, Delta and Alpha on both engine options
2:10 pm- Like all cars sold through the Nexa dealership, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis will have ABS with EBD, dual front airbags and ISOFIX child seat restraint system as standard
1:55 pm- Bookings are being accepted only via the official website and the Maruti Suzuki Ignis will be offered with 1.2 litre K-series petrol engine and a 1.3 litre DDiS diesel engine. Both engines will be available with a 5-speed manual and an AMT automatic transmission.
1:40 pm: Bookings of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis have commenced and the company is accepting a token amount of Rs 11,000
1:24 pm - Maruti Suzuki is introducing the Ignis, a compact crossover today. It was officially unveiled on 15th December, 2016 and it will be sold through the Nexa Dealerships