Maruti Ignis Sales Cross 1 Lakh Units Milestone In 26 Months

by Harish Kumar | 02/05/2019
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Maruti Ignis was first revealed as a concept car at Auto Expo 2016 and officially went on sale in early 2017. Since launch, over 1 lakh units of the Maruti Ignis have been sold across India in a little more than two years (26 months).

After the Maruti Baleno, the Maruti Ignis is the second premium hatchback to be added to the NEXA lineup in the market. The ‘micro-SUV’ accounts for more than 3,000 sales units on average every month. This figure seems to be less compared to the hottest-selling Maruti WagonR or Swift siblings, but it is still pretty good enough to fare against almost any other compact hatchbacks in the current segment.

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Maruti Suzuki has just celebrated one lakh units of Ignis sold from its launch in India.

The Maruti Igni first entered the Indian market in January 2017 and received a mid-life makeover with updated styling and safety features in February 2019. Over almost two years of the presence (26 months), the Maruti Ignis has crossed one lakh sales benchmark of the compact hatchback segment in India and currently accounts for about 3,850 takers per month on average.

The previous version of Ignis was launched with both petrol and diesel engines combined with both manual and AMT options. However, the poor demand has made the carmaker to phase out the diesel-powered Ignis from its lineup and keep one petrol engine with two transmission choices- MT and AMT only.

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The Ignis has been updated with new styling design and additional safety features complying with the upcoming stricter safety norms.

The updated version of Ignis which has got essential safety features and overhauled styling was introduced at a price starting from Rs 4.79 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For the very first time, the hatchback sees the inclusion of roof rails while enhanced safety bits like front passenger seat belt reminders, high-speed alert, reverse parking sensors come as standard across its configurations. Other standard safety features such as anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, dual front airbags, pre-tensioners with force limiters, ISOFIX child seat anchorage, etc. are part of the Ignis’s safety suite.

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Powering the new-gen Ignis is a BSIV-ready 1.2-litre petrol engine making 83 PS and 113 Nm units. It can be coupled with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed automated manual transmission depending on the variants. This mill can be soon upgraded to meet the BSVI emission norms at a later stage. In the immediate future, Maruti Suzuki won’t be updating the diesel burners to BSVI compliance due to the high upgrading costs. That’s why the Indo-Japanese auto manufacturer announced its plan to discontinue all diesel cars from the market ahead of April 2020. It remains to see the entrance of a BSVI-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine from the company as suggested by various reports. Further details will be unveiled by us sooner or later.

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