The Ignis comes with an attractive package that appeals to the youth

Verdict – After driving the Ignis we got to see a new dimension of Maruti. Usually the carmaker plays it safe when it comes to styling or interiors. The Ignis has come across as a distinct car after a long time that looks quirky, feels fresh from the inside and offers a different experience to the Indian customer in terms of customisation for a car that’s meant for masses. At this price point you get many cars from Maruti itself but what really defends Ignis is its crossover style and the premium experience of NEXA. The well rounded packaged of the Ignis actually appeals to more people than the millennials.

You can customise the Ignis with a range of roof wrap options

What’s Cool

* Quirky and modern styling offers good presence on the road
* Highly customisable exteriors with an array of roof wrap options
* Classy interior design, flat dashboard looks neat and premium
* The tab-like touchscreen infotainment system is the party piece
* Both diesel and petrol engines offer strong performance while being fuel efficient
* Standard ABS and dual front airbags across all variants

What’s Not So Cool

* No touchscreen infotainment unit in the AMT variants
* Not very aggressively priced

Alternatives: Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo, Tata Tiago, Mahindra KUV100

The Ignis is being retailed via the premium NEXA dealerships

2017 Maruti Ignis Specifications

* Engine: 1197cc, VVT, 16V, 4-cylinder | 1248cc, DDIS, 16V, 4-cylinder, Turbocharged
* Power: 83 PS @ 6000 RPM | 75 PS @ 4000 RPM
* Torque: 113 Nm @ 4200 RPM | 190 Nm @ 2000 RPM
* Transmission: 5-speed MT, 5-speed AMT
* Fuel Consumption: 16 km/l | 20 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol | Diesel
* Suspension: McPherson Struts (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
* Tyres: 175/65/15
* Brakes: Discs (Front), Drum (Rear), ABS
* Safety: Dual front airbags, ABS, EBD

2017 Maruti Ignis Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 3700 mm X 1690 mm X 1595 mm
* Wheelbase: 2435 mm
* Ground clearance: 180 mm
* Turning radius: 4.7-metres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 32-litres

The Ignis offers a unique experience, unlike any Maruti