Euro-spec 2020 Suzuki Ignis Facelift Debuts With Different Interior

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In India, the updated Maruti Ignis was launched at the Auto Expo 2020 last month and comes with a host of minor exterior styling changes and BSVI petrol engine

Last month, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, the country’s largest-selling carmaker, introduced the mid-cycle facelift for the Ignis. The refreshed model comes with a host of minor styling updates and a BSVI-compliant petrol engine that is available with the 5-speed manual and AMT options.

Now, in a new development, even the European Ignis has bene revised and gets the same exterior updates as the Indian model. However, it also gets an updated interior and a mild-hybrid powertrain. Like the Indian version, the European model gets a new set of bumpers that carry a faux skid plate each, a new front grille and a set of new colour options.

The Euro-spec model is now available in Tough Khaki Pearl, Rush Yellow and Caravan Ivory Pearl. With this, the small car is now on sale with 11 monotone and 7 dual-tone colour options. In comparison, the new colour options for the Indian model include Lucent Orange and New Turquoise.

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For the European market, the interior of the Ignis is slightly different from that of the Indian model. While the India-spec model comes with dual-tone colour shade, the European version has a predominantly black cabin. Also, it now has a redesigned touchscreen infotainment unit and a revised instrument cluster. Furthermore, customers can opt for Gunmetal Grey or Blue accents for a more premium look.

On one hand, the India-spec Maruti Ignis facelift comes with a BSVI-compliant 1.2-litre K12B petrol engine that outputs 83PS and 113Nm. On the other hand, the European model gets the 1.2-litre DualJet version that benefits from a new dual-injection system and offers a maximum power of 90hp for the Japan-spec model. The specifications of the European version are yet to be revealed.

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The European model also gets a mild-hybrid variant that has its battery capacity increased from 3 Ah previously to 10 Ah now. This system uses kinetic energy produced during deceleration to charge the battery and later assist the powertrain during acceleration. The mild-hybrid option is only available with the CVT variant. The market launch of the new Ignis in Europe will take place next month.