2019 Maruti Suzuki Ignis will get feature additions including new standard safety kit comprising of high speed warning system
We exclusively revealed back in June 2018 that Maruti Suzuki had discontinued the diesel version of the Ignis in the domestic market citing underwhelming demand. The long-serving 1.3-litre DDiS four-cylinder motor that can be found in many models of Maruti Suzuki produced a maximum of 74 bhp power at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm torque at 2,000 rpm.
It was shown the exit doors as the sales penetration was not there since buyers preferred petrol variants. The urban hatchback as Maruti Suzuki calls, the Ignis, is the most affordable car sold at the premium Nexa dealerships. In 2018, 43,602 units of the Ignis were retailed at a YoY sales decrease of 10 per cent.
The Ignis has been around for more than two years and to redeem its considerably falling numbers, Maruti Suzuki has plans to introduce a MY update on February 20. This comes right on the back of the brand launching the minor facelift of the Baleno to keep the premium hatchback refreshed until it gets a new generation and in response to the growing competition.
With just two days away from the 2019 Ignis’ debut, it is expected to receive new features to spice up the range and adhere to the mandatory safety standards. It will likely get projector headlamps in the lower variant along with new standard safety kit comprising of reverse parking sensors and high-speed warning system.
Moreover, the SmartPlay seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system that allows for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity will see updates and automatic air conditioning will be available in the Zeta grade. The Delta model of the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Ignis will likely gain defogger as well.
Some of the standard equipment already present in the Ignis are dual front airbags, ABS, pre-tensioners with force limiter, ISOFIX child restraint and Nexa safety shield among others. No mechanical changes are expected as the 1.2-litre K-series petrol engine will continue to serve its purpose with five-speed manual and AMT transmission choices.
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