- Maruti Suzuki Ignis is sold through Nexa outlet.
- Maruti Suzuki India sold 36,144 units of Ignis in 2019 fiscal year.
- It is available with a single petrol engine.
- The funky hatchback received a mild facelift in February 2019.
- Maruti Suzuki India will soon upgrade the model with BS VI emission norms.
Maruti Suzuki India’s compact hatchback, Ignis has achieved 1 lakh unit sales mark in India. The funky model was launched in January 2017 and is sold through Maruti Suzuki India’s premium Nexa network. It is the least priced model available in the Nexa outlet and is currently available with a single petrol engine. With over 1 lakh units of Maruti Ignis sold in the country, its monthly sales is averaged to 3,500 units from the time it was launched. The model is fairing quite well against competition and registered 36,144 unit sales in fiscal year 2019. Even though, there is a dip in sales by 23.46 per cent opposed to the last financial year.
The funky hatchback received a mild update in February 2019. Subtle changes were made to the exterior with the top-spec variants getting sporty roof rails atop. Besides, the model continues to carry styling elements such as LED projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, power adjusting and folding wing mirrors from the pre-facelift version.
In addition, Maruti Suzuki Ignis also received some safety features such as passenger side seatbelt reminder and reverse parking sensors. One must note, these two features are offered as standard. Driver side airbag, co-passenger airbag, ISOFIX child seat mounts, anti-lock-braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist are also part of the standard safety kit. The list of comfort & connectivity features on the Maruti Ignis comprises push start button, keyless entry, a large 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system supported by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reverse camera and auto climate control.
Mechanical power is derived form a 1.2-litre K12B petrol engine which makes top power of 81 bhp against 113 Nm torque. This engine gets a standard five-speed manual unit along with an optional AMT gearbox. As mentioned above, the model misses out on the diesel unit, which was phased out last year owing to sluggish demand. Maruti Suzuki India is in the process of upgrading its line-up with BS VI compliant engines. The company recently rolled out BS VI compliant Maruti Baleno and is prepping to upgrade Maruti Ignis with the upcoming emission norms. The funky model goes straight against Mahindra KUV100 NXT and Ford Freestyle in the segment.