The made-in-India Maruti Ignis that is exported to South Africa has received a 3-star rating from Global NCAP
Recently, a top-spec variant of the pre-facelift Maruti Ignis met with a mishap, wherein it was completely crushed between two trucks. As can be seen in the images that we have on this page, the ill-fated car is totally mangled and damaged beyond repair. However, what's heartening to see is that the driver of the vehicle has escaped completely unhurt even though the airbag didn't deploy.
As per Suresh Saini, the driver of the ill-fated Maruti Ignis, he hasn't suffered even a single scratch, even though his car has been totalled in this crash.
It's tough to ascertain the reason for the airbag not deploying but the crumple zones have surely done their job pretty well by keeping the driver safe even though the car has suffered a colossal damage. It's worth mentioning here that the Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) has given a 3-star score to the India-made Ignis that is exported to South Africa. Given the same safety equipment of both India-spec and the South African version, it would be safe to assume that both the models would be equally safe. Also, with a rating of 3-star, the made-in-India Ignis is a tad safer than the third-gen Swift, which has a 2-star rating.
Recently, the Maruti Ignis received its mid-life facelift, which was showased at the Auto Expo 2020. The refreshed cross-hatchback features a new front grille and an updated set of bumpers with faux skid plates. It has also received new fog lamp housings, while the taillamps have seen a minor revision. The car also gets two new colour options- Turquoise Blue and Lucent Orange. Inside, the updated model gets the SmartPlay Studio 7-inch, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, steering-mounted audio controls, automatic climate control, start/stop button, LED headlamps with DRLs and a revised instrument cluster with a semi-digital layout.
The pre-facelift Maruti Ignis came with a handful of standard safety features in the form of dual front airbags, ABS, front seatbelt reminder and high-speed warning.
Safety features on offer include dual-front airbags, rear parking sensors and camera, high-speed alert system and front seatbelt reminder. The small car is now powered by a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre, K12B petrol mill that produces 83 PS and 113 Nm. Transmission options, like before, include 5-speed and 5-speed AMT units. The refreshed car is priced between Rs 4.89 lakh to Rs 7.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).