2020 Maruti Ignis is set to go on sale in the following weeks. The upcoming model will come with a BSVI-compliant powertrain and some design tweaks.
Maruti Ignis is among the hot-selling hatchbacks coming from India’s largest car manufacturer. The 2020 Maruti Ignis facelift sports various cosmetic and mechanical updates.
2020 Maruti Ignis might be showcased at the upcoming Auto Expo
Recently, the upcoming Maruti Ignis was spotted in full glory for the first time ahead of its official debut. It is expected that Maruti will bring the Maruti Ignis facelift to Auto Expo 2020 next month. Based on the Suzuki iM-4 concept car, 2020 Maruti Ignis will be reminiscent of the Suzuki's traditional tallboy design. Before heading to the Indian market, the production version of Maruti Ignis was displayed at Toyota Motor Show. In our shores, the Maruti Ignis will be retailed in Nexa showrooms, Maruti’s premium outlet chain. Unlike the other popular entry-level hatchbacks that Maruti is best known for, the new Maruti Ignis will be a more premium option.
The facelift version of Maruti Ignis will gain a couple of exterior changes. On the front end, the Ignis will sport a revised front bumper which appears sportier than the current unit. The old chrome-slatted grille is replaced by a new toothed unit. Overall, the new design will share some resemblance with the newly-launched Maruti S-Presso.
Maruti Ignis Facelift comes with a revised front-end
Unlike the thoroughly revised front end, the rear of the facelift Maruti Ignis only gets some subtle changes. However, it is expected that Maruti will come up with various accessories option to customise the rear of the car according to the customers' wishes. On the inside, the 2020 Maruti Ignis will gain new seats and newest SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 1.2-litre K Series petrol engine will remain on the facelift version but will be updated to meet the BSVI emission norms. This engine is capable of making a top power of 83 PS and a peak torque of 113 Nm. This powertrain is mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automated-manual gearbox.
The Maruti Ignis was first showcased in India at the Auto Expo 2016, and was launched one year later as a replacement for the Maruti Ritz. Before the 2020 Maruti Ignis facelift, Maruti has already expanded and reinforced its hatchback range with the all-new Maruti S-Presso and the new-gen Wagon R. The launch of the new Ignis will help Maruti offer a wider range of budget-friendly cars to Indian buyers.