Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Maruti Suzuki Ignis is a minimal SUV which has at last made its debut in India on February 4 at Auto Expo 2016. The Indo-Japanese car manufacturer additionally showcased Vitara Brezza & Baleno RS compact SUVs at this occasion. Maruti Ignis is a mini SUV, which is already available in the Japanese market for sale and its price in Japan, is between Rs. 8 Lacs (1.382 million Yen) to Rs. 10.29 Lacs (1.778 million Yen), while, in the Indian the Maruti Ignis will be available after June 2016.
The Maruti Ignis isn’t just another item from this automobile-goliath but a totally new segment of auto. Initially showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show a year ago, this new model of SUV made its debut in India this month only and received positive responses from the people. In spite of the fact that, the model showcased is just a concept model, it is clear that it’ll be a leader in the market of compact/mini SUVs.
This new SUV from Maruti Suzuki will be set beneath the Swift and Baleno in the product order and over Celerio and Wagon R. It will contend straightforwardly against recently introduced Mahindra KUV100 model, which has a body impersonating that of a Compact/mini SUV. Ignis guarantees a cutting edge and refined cabin having all the important elements. Ignis should be sold through the regular dealers of Maruti rather than premium dealerships such as Nexa.
Launching Date of Maruti Ignis
As Maruti-Suzuki wants to launch Vitara Brezza in the sub-compact SUVs category in the month of April 2016, Ignis will be launched after the first half of the year 2016, i.e. after the month of June. But, the company affirmed that it will dispatch the new Maruti Ignis amid festive season of current year, i.e. around Diwali. Let us wait and see when the company make its mind to launch Maruti Ignis.
Price of Maruti Ignis
With high state of limitation, the new Maruti Ignis is expected to be estimated intensely against its opponents – i.e. Mahindra KUV100 and Ford EcoSport. This new SUV may be offered inside the price value of Rs. 4 lacs to– Rs. 6 lacs (ex-showroom).
Prior, Suzuki utilized the name “Ignis” for its worldwide compact SUV. Upon its debut in India, Ignis will contend with the waiting to be launched Mahindra KUV100 as well as Ford EcoSport. Suzuki states that the vehicle has the DNA of SUV with immaculate blend of most recent innovation, uniqueness and inventiveness. The new Ignis is smaller than the usual SUVs and will be placed underneath the iV4 concept SUVs, which was showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013. The new Ignis from Maruti Suzuki is based on the new-era platform of Suzuki that additionally supports the Baleno.
The production form of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis seems to be like the iM4 concept of Suzuki, which was disclosed at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. However, its styling features have been conditioned down. Like the model with Japanese specs, the India-made adaptation could be presented in 6 variations crosswise over 3- trim levels i.e. MZ, MX and MG. The vehicle comes stacked with a few intense security elements, for example, ESP, EBD and ABS, double front, side as well as drape airbags, slope hold, hill descent controlling, lane departure cautioning, and so on.
Highlights such as Bluetooth-empowered sound system, programmed climate control, warmed front seats, regenerative braking and keyless button to start engine further upgrade its solace and comfort level. Ignis will likewise accompany various customization choices incorporating all-black as well as double tone (white & dark) interior theme, alternative silver and orange interior accents and so forth.
Relying on the Suzuki’s new-era platform, this compact/mini SUV is asserted to be stiffer and lighter than the current Maruti autos. It‘s the same platform, which was utilized for the premium hatchback Baleno. The production form of the Ignis imparts a few design components to its concept; for example, chrome plated front sash, stout styling along with flared arches of wheels as well as jeweled headlamps. This mini SUV likewise gets a mollusk shell bonnet as well as projector headlamps rather than LED lights.
The side profiles are highlighted by black A & B columns, power-foldable & movable ORVMs, pulling door handles rather than flush units furthermore a couple of 10 spokes, 16” aluminum wheels along with 175/60 tires. However, the backside looks entirely simple with ordinary bumper with dark addition, tailgate mounted spoilers, back windscreen wiper and turn indicators. The Ignis likewise gets some configuration components from WagonrR also, for example, tallboy outline and high ground leeway.
Coming to the dimensions, the Ignis measures 1,660 mm width, 1,595 mm tall and 3,700 mm long and bears a wheelbase of about 2,435mm. It has a ground leeway/clearance of 180 mm which adds up with its SUV character. At the same time, the top model with the 2WD drive train framework weighs about 880 kg, the AWD variation has a weight of about 920 kg. The mini/compact SUV will be accessible in eight exterior color choices.
Interior and Features
From its inside, this mini/compact SUV looks very lively and roomy. The auto gets a double tone indoor theme along with a styled dashboard having coordinated touchscreen display as well as energetic orange highlights all over the place. Like the Vitara Brezza and Baleno, the top model of this SUV may be proffered with SmartPlay framework of Apple Carplay.
With 5-seat arrangement, the Ignis will offer abundant legroom for back and front seat travelers. The foldable back seats can be accustomed for 165 mm of additional legroom. This SUV offers a boot space of about 258 liters, which can be reached out up to 415 liters. The rundown of security incorporates double front, side & window airbags, ESP (Electronic Solidness Program), EBD (Electronic Brake Power Distribution) and ABS (Anti Lock Breaking System), hill drop control, slope hold, lane takeoff cautioning, haze lights, LED headlights and programmed headlights along with programmed leveling. The vehicle offers a few stockpiling regions for containers, PDAs, and so on. From inside, the Ignis looks entirely lively and energetic.
Engine & Transmission
The new compact/mini Ignis is controlled by 1.2 liter Dualjet petrol along with the Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) framework. This unit builds up a utmost power of about 89.75 bhp as well as 120 Nm of torque. This engine along with the ISG (Idle Stop ‘n’ Go) framework offers extra 3.08 bhp and 50 Nm of power. The 2 WD ( 2 Wheel Drive) framework comes as a standard over all variations, while All Grip 4 WD (4 Wheel Drive) framework of Suzuki is a elective offering. Blended with CVT gearbox, this SUV is guaranteed to return the fuel productivity of about 28 kmpl (for 2 WD) and 15.4 kmpl for (AWD).
On the off chance that reports are to be trusted, this Indo-Japanese car manufacturer is working on another 1.2 liter, 3 barrel diesel engine, which may make a big appearance on the India-made Ignis. This engine will be competent to convey power near 70 bhp. For Indian car market, a 90 bhp, 1.5 liter diesel engine is as well on cards. The Japanese car giant Suzuki states that the overhauled underbody structure as well as streamlined configuration will upgrade fuel proficiency, stability, security and handling of a car.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Specifications
Expected Engine Details of Maruti Suzuki Ignis
1.2 litre, 3 Diesel Cylinder
Power – 70 bhp
|Dimensions||Exterior Features||Interior Features||Safety Features|
|Height – 1,595 mm||Projector headlamps||Dashboard along with display of integrated touchscreen||ABS|
|Length – 3,700 mm||ORVMs||Dual tone interior themes||ESP|
|Width – 1,660 mm||Clam Shell bonnet||Regenerative braking||EBD|
|Ground Clearance – 180 mm||FlaredWheel Arches||Bluetooth enabled sound system||Slope descent control, Slope hold|
|Wheelbase – 2,435 mm||BlackedOut A & B Collumns||SmartPlay system of Apple Carplay||Dual front, curtain and side airbags|
|Kerb Wt – 880 kg (for 2 WD)/920 kg (for AWD)||PullStyle door handles||Computerized climate control||LED headlights & fog lamps|
|Seating capability – 5 travelers||3-slat vents||Keyless engine start||Lane departure Cautioning|
|Boot Space – 258 litres (415 litres)||Rear bumper black insert||Warmed front seats||Automatic headlights along with computerized leveling|
|10 spoke, 18″ alloys||Safety Features|
|Back Windscreen wiper|
|Traditional turn indicators|
|Tailgate mounted spoiler|
Maruti Suzki Ignis Vs Ford EcoSport
Ford EcoSport is a compact/mini SUV which was launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 6.79 lacs (ex-showroom price). This new car from Ford retains the aggressive front-end however it now got updated head-lamps along with day time LEDs.
However, the design as well as dimensions of this car remains largely unaltered, the rundown of other alterations on this new mini/compact SUV of Ford include a renovated design for its skid plate as well as 17” alloy wheels. Mainly, this SUV retains the ground clearance of 200 mm as well as the additional wheel attached on its back door. Its cabin conserves the present design, however witnesses the adding of a few of new convenience and comfort features such as a electrochromic mirror which automatically deflects beams of light coming from vehicles to reduce obstruction to its driver.
In the safety part, this new compact/mini SUV got six airbags and a feature of Emergency Assistance which utilizes SYNC as well as a Bluetooth-enabled phone in order to call any emergency service automatically and give information regarding the SUV and its location. The new mini/compact is also available in a fresh color i.e. Golden Bronze along with 7 other regular colors like Mars Red, Panther Black, Diamond White, Kinetic Blue, Chill Metallic, Smoke Grey and Moondust Silver.
According to its features and specifications, the Ford EcoSport is no less than the new Ignis. But is it sure that Ignis will give a tough competition in the technological part. Let us see both of the specifications:
|Ford EcoSport||Maruti Suzuki Ignis|
|Body Type||4-5 seater||4-5 seater|
|No. of Doors||5||5|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Kerb Wt.||Not Available||955KG|
|Wheelbase Ratio: Length||1.59||1.6|
|Capacity of Fuel Tank||52 Lts||41Lts|
|Engine||Aspirated Petrol||Aspirated Petrol|
|Code||Not Available||M13A VVT|
|Maximum Speed||Not Available||160km/k (99mph)|
|Acceleration 0 to 160 KM/H||Not Available||-1.00S|
|Acceleration 0 to 100 KM/H||Not Available||11.10S|
|Position of engine||Front||Front|
|Steering||Rack n pinion PAS||Rack n pinion|
|Back Suspension||Not Available||LA.3Li.CS|
|Front Suspension||Not Available||I.MS.CS|
|Front Wheel Size||Not Available||4.5JX14|
|Rear Wheel Size||Not Available||4.5JX14|
Maruti Suzki Ignis Vs Mahindra KUV100
Positioned under TUV300, Mahindra’s uncompromisingly priced SUV KUV100 marks stimulation of low priced mini/compact SUV space in the SUV market of India. Not that the low priced mini/compact SUVs weren’t around, however the buyers were lesser and therefore the alternatives available were only handful. The alternatives in this unaware or approximately non-existing section weren’t worthy enough to tilt attention of the future buyers from mini/compact SUVs to rather low rated insufficiently equipped UVs. By launching KUV100, Mahindra is eyeing to acquire the kind of market ‘Maruti Suzuki Alto 800’ has made in the mini compact SUV section. Although, does Mahindra have the capacity to become champion in this freshly found division.
Honestly with the entire attention on it in addition to being the sole promising model, the new KUV100 holds a possible chance to do extremely well. Featuring the similar monologue chassis like XUV500, the new KUV100 possess a similar layout and a variety of styling properties from the previous model. Cabin gets alternatives for a 5-seat to 6-seat design. From the opinion of equipments, the new KUV100 scores good featuring approximately all very important fitments. The Engine choices incorporate two new diesel and petrol and units taken from mFlacon engines. With all these features and competitive price tag, this model poses a threat to the entire mini/compact SUV market segment. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is the answer to Mahindra. By launching Ignis the company wants to say that no one can beat them. Let us look at the specifications of Mahindra KUV100 and Maruti Suzuki Ignis to compare both.
|Mahindra KUV100||Mahindra KUV100 Diesel||Mahindra KUV100 Petrol|
|Engine||1.2L m Falcon D75||1.2L m Falcon G80|
|Maruti Suzuki Ignis|
|Engine||1.3L DDiS190||1.21 K12B VVT|
|Transmission||5-Speed MT||5-Speed MT/AMT|
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