Maruti Ignis to Get CVT and the steering wheel will be brand new unlike those installed in the current models
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis will be sold through the exclusive premium Nexa outlets across the country. It will join the S-Cross crossover and Baleno hatchback in those dealerships to highlight its premium nature while a long list of features are expected to be offered at the launch.
No confirmation of its launch date has been officially made yet but it’s predicted to enter the market during the festival season eyeing bigger sales and bookings from the outset. The Ignis will be uniquely positioned in the market and will rival against the successfully running Mahindra KUV 100 which has become the best-selling Mahindra product recently.
Maruti Suzuki’s new launches such as the Vitara Brezza and the Baleno have gone pretty well in the domestic market so far. The company is looking to keep that momentum going with the Ignis. The compact crossover made its Indian debut at the 2016 Auto Expo earlier in February and it came hustling with SUV-esque traits.
The Ignis crossover looks well-proportioned with its cleaner appearance and sits on bigger wheel arches underlining its utility characteristics. Up front, it features an integrated grille with a neat design for the LED headlamp cluster fitted above the round-ish fog lamps. The rear profile, however, resembles the Suzuki models of the past.
Despite having a compact appeal, inside the cabin it will be roomier and spacious. Unlike any Maruti cars currently on sale, the steering wheel will comprise of an all-new design with mounted controls and on the centre you could find a tablet mounted for entertainment and other operating ease.
The biggest rumour emerged on the internet thanks to Autocar India is that the Ignis compact crossover will have a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic instead of the initially predicted AMT. Powering the Ignis will be the tuned version of 1.2-litre K series petrol motor that is found under the bonnet of Swift and the Baleno. In addition to that the DDiS diesel motor of 1.3-litre displacement capacity will also be employed.