Maruti Suzuki Ignis to Be Launched in 2016 Festive Season?
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis compact crossover will be launched in India during the festive season of 2016, according to reports. The Suzuki Ignis, that falls under the micro SUV category, made its debut last month at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.
The car was first showcased as the Suzuki iM-4 concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. When launched in India, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis will rival cars like the Mahindra S101, Tata Nexon, and Datsun GO-Cross.
Suzuki says the Ignis has "a compact, visually striking body... and a simple, highly practical interior design highlight its credentials in the compact crossover genre."
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis features certain attributes of an SUV, like good ground clearance and a high view point. In terms of design, the micro SUV gets a comparatively large single-slat grille with integrated projector head-lamps and chrome surround, and flared wheel-arches. The Ignis is 3679mm long, 1579mm high and 1478mm wide.
As for the powertrain, the Japanese version of the Ignis gets a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine with SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology, and is paired to a CVT automatic gearbox. While a front-wheel drive layout is standard, all-wheel drive (Suzuki ALLGRIP) is optional, at least for the Japanese market. It remains to be seen whether India will also get these variants. However, it's almost a certainty that a diesel engine option, likely to be the familiar 1.3-liter DDiS mill, and manual transmission (for both petrol and diesel) will be available in the country.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Dimensions