Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch its compact crossover Ignis in India in the February 2017 and with this, the Ignis has received 3-star rating in the Euro New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) crash test. The model scored 3 stars with standard safety equipment in the test, while the one with safety pack got the maximum score of 5 stars when tested.
The base variant of the Ignis comes with four airbags and ABS as standard along with seat belt load limiter, belt pre-tensioner, airbag cut-off switch, Isofix child seat mounting points at the rear and the seat belt reminder. The Euro NCAP report says that passenger compartment of the compact crossover Ignis remained stable in the offset deformable frontal impact test with good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger.
The top-spec model with Dual Camera Brake Support (DCBS), which is an optional safety pack for the European market has scored a 5-star rating in the tests. The DCBS incorporates stereo cameras on each side of the rear view mirror and gets pedestrian safety system, lane assist system, emergency braking for city speeds along with radar-assisted braking on the highway.
In India, the Ignis will most likely come without DCBS while airbags and ABS will be offered as a standard feature. Mechanically, the Ignis is expected to come packed with a 1.2-litre VTVT petrol engine and a 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel mill. It is being learnt that the homegrown automaker could also introduce a 1.0-litre BoosterJet turbo-petrol unit paired with an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) box and may also get an SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology for Ignis.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis will pounce with likes of Mahindra KUV100 and is expected to get price tag starting at Rs 5.5 lakh (Ex showroom). The Ignis will be sold through company’s premium dealership channel, Nexa in the country.