Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Rumored Maruti Suzuki’s Ignis (code: YJC)

Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch its Ignis (micro – SUV) in India. It will be Maruti’s first SUV – type car since Grand Vitara although we could consider S – Cross while talking about SUVs.


Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Expected Launch
End 2016
Expected Price
Rs 4 to 5 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Upcoming Car
We all love Maruti Suzuki’s cars know don’t we. Every 3rd vehicle in India belongs to Maruti Suzuki. Aforementioned 2015 has been a great year for Maruti Suzuki since the launch of new Baleno has killed all the competition. No car not even Elite i20 can challenge its dominance now. The car has been shelling out like butterflies out of their cocoons. Now, with 2016 so close Maruti is set to launch many a face – lifts and new cars this year. Ignis is one of them. It is also set to launch another SUV Brezza and a facelift of the old Maruti 800. Ignis is based on the concept car iM4 seen in Geneva Motor show. This compact SUV looks quite promising let’s see what it has in store for us.
Maruti Suzuki’s Ignis will compete against the existing Ford’s Ecosport, Renault Duster and the upcoming Mahindira XUV100 (S101). India might opt a different name for Ignis but in the international market it shall be called Ignis.
The production car might share it resemblance to the concept. This mini SUV will feature many top class features like blackened A and B pillars, flared wheels inserts, large chromed front grille with projector headlights and rear bumper with black accents. The car is highly chrome glazed and the three slat vents on the side seems to be inspired from the Grand Vitara. The car has 18 inch 10 spoke alloy wheels and the car has an all new platform. The car’s dimensions are as follow 3679 mm in length, 1478 mm in width and 1579 mm in height. On the inside we can expect dual tone interiors with integrated touch screen info – navi system.
We expect Suzuki to launch Ignis in two petrol engine – one with a 1.0 liter 3 cylinder turbocharged Boosterjet (might rival Renault Kwid) and a 1.2 litre Dualjet Petrol with SHVS technology (remember Ciaz) for the other compact SUV. The later is a more powerful one clearly and it offers 88 bhp of maximum power and a 120 Nm peak torque on the other hand the 1.0 litre engine has a 110 bhp @ 5500 RPM of power and a torque of 170 Nm between 2000  to 3500 RPM. The car will have CVT transmission with front wheel drive system. These were the specifications according to the news from the International market, India might adopt some other specifications.
Maruti Suzuki’s ignis will be positioned below Brezza/ IV4/ X – Alpha (X – alpha or Brezza was seen in Indian Auto Expo 2012 and IV4 in Frankfurt Motor Show 2013). Since the launch is expected in September 2016 it is likely that it will be in production by then. The car is set to be priced between 5 – 8 lakhs (ex - showroom) which clearly depicts its competition against the already dominant compact SUVs.

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