The tall boy hatchback, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is still one of the favorites among the car buying public in India. The smart space, practicality and the versatility offered by Wagon R coupled with the reliability and resale associated with the Maruti brand, makes it still register more than 7000 units in car sales every month in India.
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The Ignis, slated for 13th January 2017 launch resembles Wagon R from many angles - it shares the tall-boy design and smart space management of the Wagon R and also retains many Wagon R’s boxy design elements.
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The Ignis in all aspects looks like a blend of the practicality of Wagon R and the flashy Swift. With the Ignis, Maruti targets to leverage the interest developed in the compact SUV/crossover segment in India.
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Both the Wagon R and the Ignis has comparable wheelbases (2435 mm for the Ignis compared to the 2400 mm for the Wagon R). However, Ignis is much broader than the Wagon R which will translate to better shoulder room in the Ignis. Though a tall boy, when it comes to height Wagon R is still higher in comparison to the Ignis. No doubt, the Wagon R will continue as the smaller brother of the Ignis and will complement the Ignis pretty well in the Maruti Suzuki line-up.
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With the launch of Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Maruti presents a natural upgrade for the Wagon R fans. Practicality and core strengths of the Wagon R amplified and bettered in all aspects, that’s the Ignis for you. The trio from Maruti: Swift, Baleno, and the Ignis present a line-up pretty hard to beat in the Indian hatchback arena. The Ignis will further fortify the already invincible hatchback car portfolio of India’s largest car manufacturer.