Spied: Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Expected Price of Maruti Suzuki Ignis: Rs 5.4 to 7 Lakh

Today, we spotted the Maruti Suzuki Ignis with a heavy camouflage but the moment was so spontaneous that we couldn’t photograph it. After researching about the Ignis thoroughly (Ha! thanks to Google) we realised that there are several fresh reports of Maruti Suzuki Ignis being spotted. Maruti Suzuki Ignis was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo with a confirmation that the car will be launched during the festive season (October-November).

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Image Courtesy: Gaadiwaadi

Later, it was reported that the Ignis launch date could be postponed due to overwhelming market response for the Vitara Brezza and Baleno. But the recent spotting of the camouflaged Ignis suggests that the company is sticking to its target of launching the Ignis during the festive season.

Image Courtesy: Gaadiwaadi
Image Courtesy: Gaadiwaadi

Maruti Suzuki Ignis will cater to the compact car buyers that also want good utility out of the car. Hence, the company calls it the “smart urban vehicle”. Suzuki says that Ignis is a compact car that can “straddle the boundary between daily life and leisure”. The Ignis is based on the iM-4 concept that was first showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. This sub-4 meter car is 3,700mm in length, 1,660mm in width, 1,595mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,438mm.

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Ignis was launched in the Japanese market earlier this year. The Japanese Suzuki Ignis is powered by a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine that incorporates Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) technology. This engine is mated to an automatic CVT transmission. In India, expect the same 1.2-litre petrol engine for the Ignis along with a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel unit. Both 5-speed manual and automatic CVT gearbox are expected to complement the engine.

Also See: Maruti Suzuki’s Future Plans

Unvieled at the 2016 Auto Expo
Unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo

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Siddharth Sharma

Siddharth has always been passionate about Cars and Bikes. He was the kind of kid that always had the latest Auto magazine in his school bag. He had this dream- to become a professional racecar driver. Finally, in 2012 he found himself racing as a rookie driver in the Polo R Cup national racing championship. Over time he had to readjust the sail and get into automotive journalism to continue enjoying machines on wheels.

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Siddharth has always been passionate about Cars and Bikes. He was the kind of kid that always had the latest Auto magazine in his school bag. He had this dream- to become a professional racecar driver. Finally, in 2012 he found himself racing as a rookie driver in the Polo R Cup national racing championship. Over time he had to readjust the sail and get into automotive journalism to continue enjoying machines on wheels.

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