Maruti Suzuki is all prepped to wield another success story in the Indian automotive history. No manufacturer in the country could understand the nuances of Indian automotive scene and beyond like Maruti did. When it comes to hatchbacks, no auto manufacturer can touch them even with a barge pole. Maruti never sits idle on its laurels and ensures to regularly churn out newer models as per the changing preferences of the car buying public. Maruti R&D, marketing and sales are always in action to offer the best cars for the ‘Average Joe’ in terms of reliability, affordability, efficiency and serviceability.
With the recent spurt in demand for compact-SUV/crossover type models, Maruti is all set to dominate this relatively new segment with their Ignis. The car is slated to be launched on 13th of January 2017. Prior to the launch, Maruti Suzuki has revealed the variant details of the Ignis - the variant nomenclature is shared with the Baleno and the S-Cross: Sigma, Delta, Zeta and the top-trim Alpha.
- Petrol: 1.2-Litre four cylinder VVT motor (81 hp/ 113 Nm)
- Diesel: 1.3-Litre four cylinder DDiS motor (74 hp/ 190 Nm)
Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and Maruti Suzuki will be offering Ignis with a 5-speed AMT box as well.
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The petrol model gets four variants whereas the diesel gets three trims.
Σ Sigma (Available only on Petrol MT)
The base Sigma variant will be offered only with the petrol engine with manual transmission. The base variant itself is pretty loaded with essential features – it gets air conditioning, tilt adjustable steering, 12V power outlet, front power windows with driver side auto down, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchors, speed sensing door locks, driver seatbelt reminder and 15-inch steel wheels. The Sigma variant also comes equipped with overtaking turn indicators, body colored door handles, engine immobilizer and the key left reminder.
Δ Delta (Available on Petrol and Diesel with MT as well as AMT)
In addition to all features spotted on the base Sigma variant, the Delta variant gets security alarm, ORVM integrated turn indicators, blacked out door sash, tachometer, audio system with Bluetooth, USB and twin speakers. The Delta variant also gets a dual tone dashboard in addition to chrome accents on AC louvers, steering mounted controls, day and night IRVM, adjustable rear head restraints, split rear seat (60:40), rear power windows, boot lamp and parcel tray. This variant also gets remote keyless entry.
Ζ Zeta (Available on Petrol and Diesel with MT as well as AMT)
The Zeta variant gets these features in addition to that of Delta: rear defogger, chrome accents on the front grille, fog lamps with chrome garnish, alloy wheels, side sill moulding, fender arch moulding, four speakers with a set of tweeters and auto fold ORVMs.
Α Alpha (Available on Petrol and Diesel MT)
The top-trim Alpha variants gets the following features in addition to the variants bolted on the Zeta: LED projector headlights with integrated DRLs, rear view parking camera, puddle lamps, meter accent lighting, SmartPlay linkage display audio, Suzuki Smartphone Linkage Display Audio (SLDA) remote app, automatic climate control and height adjustable driver seat.
IBB Key Takeaways on the Variants
- Sigma variant is pretty loaded for the base trim. However, non-availability of the diesel engine in Sigma variant is a downer.
- Zeta will be the most preferred variant among customers.
- Maruti should have offered AMT on Alpha as well
- Considering the features, Ignis will be definitely priced above the Swift.
The car will be sold thru Maruti Suzuki’s premium chain of Nexa dealerships, alongside Baleno and S-Cross.