Maruti has recently launched the Ignis facelift at a starting price of Rs. 4.83 lakh, and has garnered more than 1,500 bookings till date, which is commendable.
The Ignis to Maruti is what HBX would be to Tata Motors. Initially launched in the year 2017, Maruti Ignis has picked its pace rather slowly. However, Maruti showcased the facelifted version of the car at the recently concluded 2020 Auto Expo and then launched the same on February 14th, 2020. The facelifted version the car is priced at Rs. 4.83 lakh for the base-spec 'Sigma' variant and go all the way up to Rs. 7.13 lakh for the top-end 'Alpha' variant. This time Maruti has also introduced dual-trim colour options as well, which are an extra Rs 13,000 over the single-tone versions of the car. With the new prices and revamped exterior and interior, the Ignis is now dearer by Rs. 25,000 in comparison to the pre-facelift version of the Ignis.
Maruti has received more than 1,500 bookings for the Ignis facelift
The increased price tag has, however, not killed the enthusiasm for the Ignis. In a recent conversation with a media outlet, Shashank Shrivastava, Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, confirmed that the company has received more than 1,500 bookings for the facelifted Ignis its launch. The crossover-inspired hatchback from Maruti has been smartly redesigned to give it a fresher appeal while keeping most of its styling in line with the pre-facelift car.
With the facelift, Ignis now get a new toothed front-grille, which is inspired by the S-Presso and a different iteration of the same is also seen on the facelifted Brezza. The front and rear bumpers of the Ignis are also new, they are re-sculpted to house the new silver-finished scuff plates and fog lamp housings. The car has also been revised on the inside as well. It now gets a dual-tone Ivory treatment with new Urban and Modern design-pattern for the seat upholstery. It also gets a new 7.0-inch touchscreen display for the SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The infotainment unit also supports in-built navigation and voice commands. Apart from these features, Maruti has also offered an S-Connect connectivity suite.
The Ignis now gets the updated BS-6 compliant version of the 1.2L, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated, K12B petrol motor that is seen doing duty on the Baleno and Swift. However, it continues to produce the exact same power and torque output as before, of 83 PS and 113 Nm. It can be had either with a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. These are also the same unit as the pre-facelift version of the car.