Maruti Suzuki Ignis: What to expect?
Maruti Suzuki Ignis is among the biggest launches to happen, this is a mini SUV that is a fierce rival to Mahindra KUV100. This is a sub four-meter car and is 3,693mm long and it is lengthier and has a bigger wheelbase measurement than KUV100 by 20mm. The car will be positioned below Vitara Brezza and it will be sold within a price range of Rs 5.5 to 8 lakhs.
Maruti Suzuki planned to commence production of Ignis from September, but it has now been postponed to November. The main reason for postponement is to meet large booking figure of one lakh. The company earlier stated that it will launch the Ignis sometime during the festive season, but the launch has been postponed because of delay in production. Now the expected arrival period is sometime during early 2017.
Maruti Suzuki’s first SUV project was Vitara Brezza, and the company has now explored the mini SUV market with Ignis. The primary intention behind launch is to fight the fierce competition with KUV100. Does Ignis have all it takes to become a game changer and override the popularity levels of KUV100. Let us browse through the intriguing details of the car and then come to a decision.
Suzuki Ignis is a classy looking car and it was first displayed at the acclaimed 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The car flaunts one of the most original designs witnessed in recent times, and a novel styling concept on a compact SUV. View the Ignis and a majority of the public will believe that the styling is nothing but fantastic and Suzuki has engineered the car with an advanced ‘’Shape the Inspiration’’ philosophy. The main theory behind the engineering of the car is to offer an intelligent and convenient performance technology and also to adopt the latest fuel-saving methods. The design of Ignis is simple and elegant and it is something a modern car enthusiast would want, an unpretentious styling that carries true inspiration in daily life.
The ground clearance value of Ignis is supreme, and it has a potent four-wheel drive system, and these features enable the car to move on rugged lane conditions. Step inside and it is just amazing, you will notice an enormously spacious cabin and massive luggage space. Also notice the straight lines that build the sophisticated and aesthetic appearance of the car. The front fascia looks arty and attractive and Suzuki has styled the front portion with a unique sunglass-clad theme. The factors that highlight the magnificent design value of the car is supreme arches, sparkling chrome accents, neat exterior design, huge wheels and amazingly carved sporty bumper. Apart from KUV100, the other arch rivals of Ignis is Tata Tiago Activ and Chevrolet Beat Activ.
Suzuki Ignis is just super attractive at first sight, but what are the unique features engraved on it that makes it amazingly eye-catchy. For people who are keen on buying the Ignis take a note of these features. It has sporty side body molding to highlight the sporty nature of the vehicle, trendy eighteen inch wheels, flared bumpers, clamshell bonnet, black A and B pillars, helmet kind of roof, sunglass shaped front headlight and grille design, neatly carved shoulder line, round roof and capsule shaped body.
Engine and transmission:
Suzuki has incorporated the same 1.3-liter diesel and 1.2-liter petrol engine in Ignis as inserted into Swift DZire or Baleno. The power-trains will be linked to five-speed manual gearbox and there is a petrol CVT car as well. The 1.3-liter diesel mill is a SHVS car also used in Ertiga and Ciaz, and now the company can benefit greatly from this engine since it complies with concessions under the FAME regulation scheme introduced by the Government. Ignis will therefore run on a power-packed engine, and also it has advanced SHVS technology.
The infotainment unit of Ignis is advanced and it has a revolutionary Human Machine Interface (HMI), navigation features and smartphone connectivity. It also has voice-recognition function and Apple CarPlay. The SmartPlay infotainment system on Ignis is also incorporated into the Vitara Brezza, Ciaz and Baleno.
Like the exterior, the interior of Ignis is marvelous, and the décor is just grand beyond words. The spectacular black interior has tints of silver accents, and the quality of equipment is excellent too. Watch out for the splendid touchscreen SmartPlay infotainment unit fitted with multifunction steering wheel, reverse parking sensor, Bluetooth connectivity and USB and automatic climate control.
Ignis is sold in the most unique colors you will ever find, and for those who are keen on buying the car watch out for these vibrant and energetic shades of red, pure white, pearl silver, neon blue, helios gold, flame orange, boost blue and black.
The features of the forthcoming Suzuki Ignis is intriguing, and now what to expect from it, and what is so signature about it that makes it stand out and an exciting car to be. It is the design that is incredibly one of a kind, particularly the clamshell bonnet and helmet roof and also the neat headlight and grille arrangement and also the professionally sculpted bumper. The car flaunts a young looking and energetic exterior stance. It looks so youthful and attractive that anybody would want to drive it the very next minute.
The interior décor and quality of material is marvelous as well, there is ample space inside and consumers can expect nothing but loads of comfort. The mileage efficiency of Ignis is supreme, on ideal city and highway roads, the diesel car gives 19 / 23kmpl and the petrol vehicle offers 16 / 20.5kmpl.
Thousands of people in India are certainly looking forward to buying the Ignis, but now the launch has postponed to sometime in early 2017. This is Maruti Suzuki’s rare entry into the SUV segment and it is one of the most anticipated new launches. It will be interesting to read about how the car fares against its fiercest rival Mahindra KUV100. For those who are determined to buy the Ignis, go for it, this is certainly one of the most stylish, technology advanced and powerful cars to own.