Maruti launched the Ignis in 2016, and they launched the facelift version of the vehicle in 2020. The Maruti Ignis resembles no other hatchback on the lookout. Earlier, the Ignis used to get a diesel engine option too. Maruti retails the Ignis via their premium NEXA dealerships. The Maruti Ignis comes as a swap for the Maruti Ritz. Let’s take a more profound plunge and discover what this car is all about.
Pros – Peppy Petrol Engine, Dashboard Design Looks Good, Customisable Exterior
Cons – No Diesel Engine, Top Models Are Pricer, Steering Lacks Feedback
Maruti Ignis Exterior
The 2020 Maruti Ignis comes with various cosmetic changes. On the front, it gets squarish elements with chrome inserts which looks like it has been borrowed from the Maruti S-Presso. The LED DRLs are nicely wrapped around the headlights. The front and rear bumper are also redesigned with faux scuff plates. The side profile is getting attraction because of its profound wheel arches with black cladding. The C-pillar also gets styling elements. The OVRMs are blacked out for a snazzy appeal, and they are mounted on the door rather than being on the pillars. The rear of the Ignis is polarising its like love it or hate it type of design.
Maruti Ignis Interior
The dashboard has a flat design and looks fresh when compared to the other Maruti cars. The dashboard gets a dual-tone treatment with circular AC vents on the side and squarish AC vents in the centre. Based on the exterior colour of the Ignis, the front door handle and the gearbox section gets the same coloured inserts. The AC control switches are designed like aircraft switches and have a tactile feeling to them.
The Ignis comes equipped with Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system. It supports Navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Voice Commands, Bluetooth, USB & AUX connectivity, steering mounted controls, and it also has a Remote Control function through SmartPlay Studio app. Other features include automatic climate control, electrically adjustable, and foldable ORVMs, reverse parking camera, reverse parking sensors, LED projector headlamps, and much more.
Maruti Ignis Space
The Ignis feels airer than its rival. There are many storage spaces available in the Ignis. You get a bottle holder in all the 4-doors. The boot space is a bit tight in the Ignis. Space at the rear is good for 2 adults to sit comfortably. However, you can fit a third passenger at the cost of comfort. Legroom is adequate, under-thigh support could have been better, headroom is sufficient because of its tall boy design.
Maruti Ignis Engine Performance
The BS6 Maruti Ignis comes with a single 1.2-litre,4-cylinder, VVT petrol engine. The engine churns out 82 HP @ 6000 RPM and a torque output of 113 Nm @ 4200 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT gearbox. The petrol engine feels peppy and loves to be revved. The clutch feels on the lighter side and it’s good to be driven in the city. There is some lag felt in AMT gearbox, but you can always take control by putting it into manual mode. The NVH levels are also well contained.
Maruti Ignis Mileage
The BS6 Maruti Ignis has an ARAI rated fuel efficiency of 20.89 km/l for both petrol manual transmission and AMT transmission. In the real-world conditions, it will return around 15-16 km/l in city traffic conditions and 17-19 km/l out on the highways. However, fuel efficiency also depends upon the style of driving and traffic conditions.
Maruti Ignis Handling
The steering of the Ignis feels light and lacks feedback. It’s good for city driving. However, the Ignis feels well planted on the road and you can hit triple digits speed easily. Because of its compact size and peppy petrol engine, the Ignis is quite fun to drive as well!
Maruti Ignis Comfort
The suspension of the Ignis is set on the softer side. At low speeds the ride is comfortable, and it absorbs bad patches of road easily. However, at high speeds there some movement from the suspension.
Maruti Ignis Safety
In terms of safety equipment, the Ignis gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, immobilizer, front disc brakes, driver and passenger seat belt reminder, ISOFIX child seat mounts, high-speed warnings are standard across all the variants.
Maruti Ignis Service
It is a known fact that Maruti has an excellent sales and service network over the entire country. You can find a Maruti service station in any city, town or village.
Maruti Ignis Price
Following are the prices (on-road Mumbai) of the Maruti Ignis:
- Maruti Ignis Sigma (MT):- Rs. 5.74 lakhs
- Maruti Ignis Delta (MT):- Rs. 6.68 lakhs
- Maruti Ignis Zeta (MT):- Rs. 7.03 lakhs
- Maruti Ignis Alpha (MT):- Rs. 7.89 lakhs
- Maruti Ignis Delta (AMT):- Rs. 7.22 lakhs
- Maruti Ignis Zeta (AMT):- Rs. 7.57 lakhs
- Maruti Ignis Alpha (AMT):- Rs. 8.42 lakhs
Maruti Ignis Resale Value
The Ignis comes with Maruti’s brand value known for hassle free ownership. The Ignis commands a good price in the used car market. The resale value also depends upon the condition of the car and total kilometres driven.
Maruti Ignis Colours
The Maruti Ignis is offered in the following colours:
- Turquoise Blue (New) (Except Sigma)
- Lucent Orange (New) (Except Sigma)
- NEXA Blue
- Glistening Grey
- Silky Silver
- Pearl Arctic White
- NEXA Blue With Black Roof (Dual Tone) (Except Sigma & Delta)
- NEXA Blue With Silver Roof (Dual Tone) (Except Sigma & Delta)
- Lucent Orange With Black Roof (Dual Tone) (Except Sigma & Delta)
Maruti Ignis Specs
Following are the specifications of the BS6 Maruti Ignis:
- Engine: – 1197cc, 4 Cylinder, VVT Petrol Engine
- Power: – 82 HP @ 6000 RPM
- Torque: – 113 Nm @ 4200 RPM
- Transmission: – 5-Speed Manual | 5-Speed AMT
- Fuel Efficiency (ARAI): – 20.89 km/l (MT/AMT)
- Fuel Efficiency (Real World): – 15-16 km/l (City Traffic) 17-19 (Highway)
- Dimensions (L X W X H): – 3700 mm x 1690 mm x 1595 mm
- Wheelbase: – 2435 mm
- Ground Clearance: – 180 mm
- Kerb Weight: – 840 – 865 kgs
- Fuel Tank Capacity: – 32 litres
- Boot Capacity: – 260 litres
- Turning Radius: – 4.7 metres
- Tyre Size: – 175/65/15 (Steel/Alloy)
- Suspension: – MacPherson Strut (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
- Brakes: – Disc (Front), Drum (Rear)
Maruti Ignis Variants
The Maruti Ignis is offered in the following variants:
- Sigma (MT)
- Delta (MT/AMT)
- Zeta (MT/AMT)
- Alpha (MT/AMT)
Maruti Ignis Rating
We give the Maruti Ignis a rating of 4/5.
Maruti Ignis Upcoming Models
Facelifted model of Ignis was launched in 2020. Right now the company isn’t planning to launch an updated model of the Ignis.
Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV 100 NXT
Mahindra KUV 100 NXT is also available with a single petrol engine option. Both cars have similar power output figures. However, in terms of torque output, the KUV 100 NXT has 2 Nm more than the Maruti Ignis. While the Ignis is a 5-seater, the Mahindra KUV 100 NXT is available with 5/6-seater configuration. In terms of dimensions, the KUV 100 NXT is wider by 45 mm, and taller by 60 mm when compared to the Maruti Ignis.
Maruti Ignis vs Ford Figo
The Ford Figo comes with a petrol and diesel engine options. In terms of power and torque output figures, the Ford Figo takes a lead with 94 HP and 119 Nm, respectively. In terms of dimensions, the Figo is longer by 241 mm, wider by 14 mm. On the other side, the Maruti Ignis is taller by 70 mm than the Ford Figo. The Ford Figo is also available with a powerful diesel engine while its petrol engine gets a torque convertor superior than the AMT on Ignis.
Maruti Ignis vs Hyundai Grand i10
The Hyundai Grand i10 comes with a single petrol engine option. In terms of power and torque output figures, both the cars are identical. In terms of dimensions, the Grand i10 is longer by 65 mm. On the contrary, the Maruti Ignis is wider by 30 mm, and taller by 75 mm.