The Maruti Ignis hatchback crossover monthly sales crossed the 5,000 mark, as the country’s largest car maker managed to sell 5,209 units in the month of March 2017. This marks an increment of around 11%, as compared to the sales in February 2017, when 4,830 units of the Ignis were sold. You can also check out our complete coverage of the sales figures of March 2017 at this link.
As per our sources within the company and across various NEXA dealerships, the drop is a result of many bookings getting cancelled post the price announcement. Various customers who had made pre-bookings before the car’s launch were slightly disappointed with the Ignis’ premium pricing. This resulted in many bookings getting canceled, while a significant chunk of customers even converted their Ignis bookings to the Baleno. Moreover, there is currently a supply shortage of the car. Hence, some high-volume dealerships aren’t able to deliver cars in the stipulated time frame. This also might have caused a drop in sales. Therefore, it will be ideal to wait for a couple of more months before finally commenting on whether or not the Ignis is a success in India.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis was launched at an introductory price of Rs. 4.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It marks the replacement of the Ritz in India. It will be retailed in the country through the Nexa premium dealership chain, and will be the most affordable model available on the Nexa floor.
It will be interesting to see how the Ignis performs in the coming months, especially at this price point. It is priced very closely to the Baleno in the Nexa lineup and the Swift in the regular Maruti showrooms. This in-brand cannibalization will also be positively catalyzed since the Swift is now nearing the end of its life cycle.
Let’s look at what the Ignis has on offer to the average Indian car buyer.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Price in India
The Ignis has been launched in India in a price range of Rs. 4.59 lakh to Rs. 7.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Frankly, the prices are a bit on the higher side as compared to what most of the potential buyers had expected. If you are someone looking to buy the Ignis in the near future, we advise you to check out our detailed analysis before taking any step forward.
Meanwhile, here is the detailed price list of the Maruti Ignis
|Trim Level||Ex-Showroom Delhi prices|
|Sigma Petrol MT||Rs 4.59 lakh|
|Delta Petrol MT||Rs 5.19 lakh|
|Delta Petrol AMT||Rs 5.74 lakh|
|Zeta Petrol MT||Rs 5.75 lakh|
|Zeta Petrol AMT||Rs 6.30 lakh|
|Alpha Petrol MT||Rs 6.69 lakh|
|Delta Diesel MT||Rs 6.39 lakh|
|Delta Diesel AMT||Rs 6.94 lakh|
|Zeta Diesel MT||Rs 6.91 lakh|
|Zeta Diesel AMT||Rs 7.46 lakh|
|Alpha Diesel MT||Rs 7.80 lakh|
Maruti Suzuki Ignis sales figures in India
- January 2017 – 4,830
- February 2017 – 4,662
- March 2017 – 5,209
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Launch Date in India
The Maruti Ignis was launched on January 13, 2017. It was unveiled during an Electronic Dance & Music (EDM) concert that also featured a detailed performance by famous Swedish DJ-artist – Axwell.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Specifications – Petrol
|Power||84 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|Torque||115 Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT, AMT|
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis petrol is powered by a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder, K-Series engine that churns out 84 bhp and 115 Nm of torque. This engine comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. There is also be an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) gearbox on offer, though it is available only with the Delta and Zeta trims.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Specifications – Diesel
|Power||74 bhp @ 4000 rpm|
|Torque||190 Nm @ 2000 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT, AMT|
The Ignis diesel variant is yet another product from Maruti Suzuki to be powered by the famous, Fiat-sourced, 1.3-litre DDiS turbocharged engine, which is often popularly referred to as the national engine of India. It is rated at 74 bhp and 190 Nm of torque. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis diesel is expected to come with a 5-speed manual gearbox, while a 5-speed AMT might also be on offer, similar to the DZire. The Ignis Diesel AMT will also be available only with the
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Mileage – Petrol & Diesel
Maruti Suzuki is very particular about the mileage of its cars, and things aren’t different with the Ignis either. Both petrol and diesel engines are highly fuel-efficient and return respectable ARAI mileage figures. It remains to be seen how the Ignis performs in the practical world. We will need to wait for some ownership reviews to surface on Autosite India to get an idea about the Ignis’ real-world mileage figures.
|Maruti Ignis Petrol mileage||20.89 km/l|
|Maruti Ignis Diesel Mileage||26.80 km/l|
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
|Kerb Weight||825 kg – 960 kg|
|Boot Space||260-litre (can be expanded to 415-litre)|
|Seating Capacity||5 passengers|
The Ignis isn’t a very big car. Though Maruti is marketing it as a crossover, it essentially is a hatchback-sized vehicle that has been given crossover-like design cues. It is 1,700 mm in length, 1,690 mm in width and has a height of 1,595 mm. It has a mediocre boot space of 260 litres and a respectable ground clearance of 180 mm.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Colours
The Ignis is a fairly funky car; and a funky car demands a funky palette of colours. Hence, Maruti has offered six youthful colour tones for the Ignis. These are:
- Pearl Arctic White
- Silky Silver
- Glistening Grey
- Uptown Red
- Tinsel Blue
- Urban Blue
Interestingly, Maruti is offering these colours on a variant-wise basis, i.e., you can’t get all the said colours on all the variants. Following is the Ignis colours distribution table:
|Pearl Arctic White||Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha|
|Silky Silver||Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha|
|Glistening Grey||Sigma, Delta and Zeta|
|Uptown Red||Delta and Zeta|
|Tinsel Blue||Delta and Zeta|
|Urban Blue||Delta, Zeta and Alpha|
Additionally Maruti Suzuki is also offering dual-tone colour schemes with the Zeta and Alpha trims. The dual-tone schemes include the roof and the ORVMs wrapped in contrasting colours. The available dual-tone colours are:
- Tinsel Blue + Pearl Arctic White
- Tinsel Blue + Midnight Black
- Uptown Red + Midnight Black
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Variants
The Maruti Ignis will be available in India in four variants – Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. This variant distribution will be similar to other cars sold through the NEXA chain.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Interior
The Ignis gets a completely new interior, which is a pleasant change from other Maruti cars we have seen till date. It is the first car from Maruti Suzuki in a very long time that gets a completely new steering wheel. This 3-spoke steering is equipped with multi-functional buttons to control the infotainment system. Talking about the infotainment system, the Ignis comes with a SmartPlay touchscreen system that is docked in the centre to give it a floating look. Available only with the top-end Alpha variant, this system also gets Mirror Link, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Dashboard of the Ignis gets a dual-tone layout, with a black and light beige treatment. The horizontal layout brings a breeze of fresh air. It makes the cabin look a lot wider than it actually is. The automatic climate control too is all-new. It gets a slim LCD screen with multiple control toggle buttons laid out below it.
The seating capacity of the Ignis is 5 passengers. So don’t go by the SUV-ish styling; it is still an average sized hatchback which gets some added crossover-inspired design cues. No 7-seater capabilities or third-row jump seats here.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Brochure
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Maruti Suzuki Ignis compare with competitors
Being a hatchback crossover, the Ignis has been launched to compete against the Mahindra KUV100 and the Toyota Etios Liva Cross. The Hyundai i20 Active is also a hatchback crossover, though it is heavily priced, as compared to the Ignis price in India.
Maruti Ignis Review
The Ignis is a significant departure from Maruti’s ideology of making conventional, mass appeal cars. It gets quirky styling, which can surely polarize opinions. The specifications, colours and customization options making it an enticing car for the youth. Meanwhile, the specification sheet includes the two best engines that are currently on offer in this segment. However, we hope it was priced slightly lower than its current range.