With the Ignis, Maruti is aiming for the millennials, the emerging young population of India that’s just started to taste the fruits of success. The crossover’s got all the ingredients needed and is positioned just right. It’s placed below the Baleno and is being sold via premium Nexa dealership.
So which variant should you choose to go with?
What sets the Ignis apart is the choice of AMT transmission, that’s available with petrol as well as the diesel motor. It’s a segment-first feature that would be appreciated by many.
Standard Safety Features - SIGMA
Maruti’s master stroke is the safety features that it has chosen to offer with the Ignis. Essential safety features like ABS, two Airbags, ISOFIX are offered as part of standard equipment regardless of variant that you choose to go with. ISOFIX can be used to secure a child’s seat in place and until now it was only available with premium cars mostly.
So basically, you would not be compromising on safety even if you choose to go with the base version of the car. Maruti has chosen not to offer AMT transmission with the base version, other features that you would find missing include tachometer, parcel tray, audio system, electric adjustment for ORVMs. A basic air-conditioning system, heater, tilt steering and front power windows are present, thus not making it a bad choice altogether.
Basic Entertainment, Comfort and Convenience - DELTA
With the Delta variant of the car, you have the choice to go with either a manual or automatic transmission. In addition, you also get dual-tone dashboard, power windows for passengers in the rear, tachometer, a basic two-speaker audio system with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio controls, keyless entry system, adjustable headrests for rear seats, 60:40 split rear seat, electrically adjustable ORVMs, security alarm, luggage lamp etc. On the outside, you get wheel covers, turn signals on ORVMs as major kit.
Entertainment, Comfort and Convenience - ZETA
The Zeta variant like the Delta offers AMT transmission. You also get additional two speakers and two tweeters with the basic music system. Other comfort features include push start button, electric folding ORVMs, rear parking sensors, rear defogger, rear wiper. On the outside, you get fog lamps, 15-inch alloy wheels instead of wheel covers.
Fully Loaded - ALPHA
You do not get an option of AMT with the alpha variant but you get features that other variants have to offer, plus Smart Play Linkage for audio system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with an 8-inch touchscreen, Suzuki SLDA remote app (let's you control various features remotely), Climate control system, height adjustment for driver seat and rear view parking camera for assistance. On the outside the car offers projector headlamps with DRLs and puddle lamps.