Euro-spec Maruti Suzuki Ignis is slightly different than the Japanese-spec
For the past few months, there has been an outbreak of reports about the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ignis being spied. As the tension and excitement builds up in the Indian market, the Japanese manufacturer has unveiled the European-spec Ignis at the Paris Motor Show 2016.
Interestingly, the European-spec Ignis is 10-15cm longer than the Japanese-spec model. The Indian-spec Ignis will also be shorter in length to fall in the sub-4 meter category. This extra length in the Euro-spec Ignis is added due to larger bumper, therefore, the wheelbase is the same.
We got to the some of the unique design elements that also likely to come for the Indian market. These include single frame grille with integrated projector LED headlights with DRLs, flared wheel arches, lower plastic cladding, roof rails, and the oval fog lamps. The crossover theme of the conveyed through the design was well appreciated at the auto show.
Powering the European-spec Maruti Suzuki Ignis is a 1.2-litre Dualjet engine that churns out 91PS of max power. This is the same engine that powers the Baleno and Swift in the European markets. An SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) variant will also be offered. The SHVS system uses an ISG (Integrated Starter Generator) with an integrated power generator, electric motor, and lithium-ion battery pack. Staying true to its roots, the Ignis will feature all-wheel drive powertrain, hill descent control, and safety systems like Dual Camera Braking System (DCBS), and lane management system.
For the Indian market, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis will most likely come with new 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine initially, the same engine that will also power the much awaited Baleno RS. Later on, a diesel engine could also be added for the Ignis. Transmission options will include both 5-Speed manual and an automatic gearbox.
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