Maruti Suzuki Ignis at 2016 Auto Expo
Coming to the car itself, the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ignis crossover was first showcased as the Suzuki iM-4 concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The car carries certain attributes of an SUV, like high ground clearance and a good field of view from within the cabin. In terms of dimensions, the Ignis is 3679mm long, 1579mm high and 1478mm wide. As for the design, the crossover comes with a smartly designed grille that also houses the headlamps that make it look like one single unit. It comes with projector lights and LED daytime running lights that add additional character to it. The car also comes with flared wheel arches and a bold shoulder line along with a distinctive rear profile featuring a large windscreen, well-sculpted hatch door and plastic cladding on the bumper.
In terms of feature offerings, the Japan-spec model gets 4-Wheel-Drive (4WD) system, hill descent control, Suzuki’s adaptive Dual Camera Breaking system (DCBS), lane management system, along with front, a rear and side camera for parking assist. While we will get all or most of these features in India, but we can only confirm that once we get to drive the car. As for other standard features, the Ignis is likely to come with ABS and EBD as standard along with the driver and co-passenger airbag as an option on the base variants and standard on higher variants.
Under the hood, Maruti Suzuki Ignis will come only with the 1.0-litre BoosterJet petrol engine, whereas the diesel could be added to the variant line up later in the timeline. Transmission options will comprise a 5-speed manual and an automatic unit.