The Japanese manufacturer launched the facelifted version of their Ignis in the Indian market on 7th of February 2020. This newer version of Ignis comes packed up with the BS6 1.2L 4 cylinder VVT engine with minor improvements on its design. Well, wanna know how it is actually? Just follow this next blog of the Review Series.
On the Point
Maruti Suzuki Ignis comes packed with the 1.2L 4 cylinder BS6 compliant VVT engine which is capable of producing power of 61kW@6000rpm along with the torque output of 113Nm@4200rpm.
The claimed fuel efficiency is around 20.89kmpl. Moreover, the engine is well mated with the 5 Manual and Automatic transmission.
For more specs, refer the quick specs sheet:
Starting with the front the new Ignis which is of course the 2020 version features a chrome separated grille and the new bumper which is kinda mixed with the skid plate. The fog lamps are separated onto the sides. The lights are attached with the grilles and feature projector headlamp setup along with the LED DRL’s. However, the indicators, fog lamps are halogens.
Observing the sides the main element is of course its design language which genuinely represents its tag of ‘Urban SUV’. The most appealing element on its side is the body cladding and the alloy wheels which are finished in grey metal finish.
The rear look is kinda similar to what it’s offered in the 2019 version of the Ignis with the same taillamps, clean rear profile except the ‘Ignis’ badging and the Maruti Suzuki logo. Moreover, the skid plate at the rear is massive and forms a part of the design language.
Ignis is packed up with different interior styling especially in which the dashboard is the most different thing compared to other Maruti vehicles. The dashboard is in dual tone finish and contains the infotainment system which Maruti calls as the ‘Smart Play Studio’ which gets all connected car features along with the Android Auto play and Apple Car play.
It also gets an automatic climate control system with the air vents placed on the sides of the infotainment system. Coming on to the driver’s side, the steering wheel is adjustable along with the analog instrument cluster which also features a mini display showing you the basic information about the vehicle. The steering wheel is also nice to hold and contains the basic controls for the audio system.
On to the rear seats, first of all the rear seats can be splitted in 60:40 ratio and are decent as well in terms of comfort. The rear compartment holds up good headroom, kneeroom. However, the under thigh support is laggy. Moreover, there are two headrests which are bigger and adjustable too.
The boot is also decent with the capacity of 260L with the lower loading lip which is a good thing almost with all the Maruti Vehicles.
Well, Maruti Suzuki Ignis is an overall decent package but at the same time also features many limitations especially when it’s being compared to the market. The limitations are as under:
- Rear Compartment: The rear compartment in this particular vehicle really feels unfinished as it doesn’t offer an armrest, no AC vents at the rear, no USB charging ports, no headrest for the middle passenger. Moreover, the floor is also not flat which is another reason for the discomfort of the rear middle passenger.
- No Hybrid variant: Maruti Suzuki Ignis is not available in Hybrid variant at all which is kinda disappointing as this is the only vehicle available in Maruti’s premium showroom NEXA which does not offer Hybrid capability.
- Boot Space: The boot space is another major mistake MAruti has done with its Ignis, the boot is having a capacity of just 260L which is very low as compared to what other manufacturers are offering in the same segment.
Well, Ignis is the most premium hatchback option available in Maruti’s premium car collection showroom NEXA, despite some of its limitations it is one of the refined options available in the segment along with the efficiency of 20kmpl in 1.2L VVT option. But if you are more eager for features and want to buy the best value for money package in the same segment then you should definitely consider some other option.
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Credits: All the images have been taken from the official Maruti Suzuki website.