Maruti Ignis Production Suspended, Facelift In The Pipeline

by IndianAuto Team | 08/02/2019
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The Maruti Ignis is on the cards to receive a mid-life update with a revamped bumper and grille which are partially taken from the recent Baleno facelift. Current-gen model’s production is suspended.

According to some recent reports of Autocar India, the quirky-looking hatchback, Maruti Suzuki Ignis is likely to get a mid-cycle upgrade on the lines of the recently-launched Maruti Baleno before arriving in the market while the current Ignis has been ceased from the production line. That said, the micro-SUV could make its comeback with subtle revision on the visual packages along with refurbished safety fitments.

Maruti Ignis, blue colour, front angular look

The Maruti Ignis first came to us in January 2017 at the starting price of Rs 4.67 Lakh (ex-showroom)

Expected to take some cues from the updated Maruti Suzuki Baleno hatchback, the Ignis is definitely about to witness a host of aesthetic and cosmetic changes mostly concerning the new front design with a refreshed bumper and upfront grille, a new set of precision-cut smoked two-tone alloy wheels, etc. Interestingly, a handful of features which are currently limited to the top-spec models will be provided on the lower variants like the LED projector headlamps with daytime running lights. Slated to come as a part of the company’s aggressive product campaign for 2019, the new Ignis, on the inside, will join with new-gen WagonR and the updated Baleno to offer the company’s new SmartPlay Studio infotainment system while the upholstery is slated to get some premium change as well. The Mahindra KUV100’s rival is likely to attract more fans by the addition of standard safety kits comprising of the high-speed alert, reverse parking sensors and camera, front seatbelt reminder with force limiters across its variants.

Maruti Ignis, Interior Look

The newly developed SmartPlay Studio system is likely to be introduced in the new Ignis

>>> Read more: Pre-facelift Maruti Suzuki Baleno Available At Rs 40,000 Discount

Engine-wise, the upcoming Maruti Ignis should be identical to its predecessor. As it is, the current hatchback is sourcing the power from a 1.2-litre K12M petrol engine that grinds out the maximum power of 83 bhp and the peak torque of 113 Nm units. Claimed to offer the ARAI-certified fuel mileage of 20.89 kmpl, the engine comes mated to a 5-speed MT and a respective 5-speed AMT as an option. Earlier from its first launch, the Maruti Ignis hit the country with a 74 bhp 1.3-litre diesel burner as well, but due to poor demand,  it has been stopped from production since June 2018.

Maruti Ignis 2017, Left View, Blue

Expected to come this year, the Maruti Ignis facelift will conform to the new BS-VI emission standards

Has been on sale in India since early 2017 at a price starting from Rs 4.67 Lakh, the SUV-styled Ignis had celebrated 10,000 units sales and 12,000 numbers on the waiting list by March of the same year. However, it later fell substantially and slipped out of the completion in the market regardless of the euphoria at the initial stage. The hatchback recorded the poor monthly sale figure of merely 2,426 units during August 2018 and January 2019 which is completely deficient than the number of 18,556 units of the Swift sibling at the same time. It comes as no surprise that Maruti Suzuki, deemed to be India’s largest automotive company, has to resort to terminate the present Ignis’s manufacturing and bring in a renovation to refresh the momentum.

>>> Read more: Maruti India: Ignis Limited Edition Launched

Current Maruti Suzuki Ignis- Pricing Details (ex-showroom, Delhi):

Sigma: Rs 4.67 Lakh

Delta:

  • Manual: Rs 5.27 Lakh

  • Automatic: Rs 5.82 Lakh

Zeta:

  • Manual: Rs 5.69 Lakh

  • Automatic: Rs 6.25 Lakh

Alpha:

  • Manual: Rs 6.51 Lakh

  • Automatic: Rs 7.05 Lakh

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