Maruti Ignis Long Term Review
Long Term Test No. 140
Car Tested: Maruti Ignis Diesel
Kms Done: 4340 kms
Test Started at: 15,300 kms
Test Concluded at: 19,640 kms
Mileage: 18.5 km/l, 20.2 km/l (best), 16.8 km/l (worst)
Fuel Consumed: 234.59-litres
Fuel Cost: Rs. 15,718/-
Rs. per km: Rs. 3.62/-
The Ignis doesn’t look like a Maruti car, it has its own design language
The Ignis is quite an unusual hatchback coming from the stable of Maruti, which is usually known for offering cars targeting a wide audience. The Ignis though is a car for millennials as they say. In spite of cannibalising with its multiple siblings such as the Swift or even its NEXA roommate Baleno, the Ignis has its own appeal. After living with the offbeat hatch for a long while, we tell you how it fares on day to day driving.
In a sea of cars in your parking lot, it is easy to spot the Ignis, thanks to its quirky design language. It is somehow a mix of futuristic yet retro styling elements which you never see with a Suzuki badge. Some hate it while some love the youthful appeal of the Ignis. The compact dimensions make it very practical to park in tight spots. Along with the rear parking sensors and camera, even a novice driver can park the Ignis without breaking a sweat. This practical nature of Ignis also comes handy while getting in and out of congested traffic situations.
Speaking of traffic, we spend a lot of time on the road on our way to office and in a city like Mumbai, it’s a daily routine. I usually keep a bottle of water, juice cans and knick knacks in the car and the Ignis has a place for everything to keep it neat and tidy. There are a lot of cubby holes, cup holders, bottle holders which boosts the practicality quotient of this car. However, there is one recess on top of the glovebox which I find useless, there’s nothing you can put there.