The 2019 Maruti Suzuki Ignis is on the cards to come in a week. Official launch date is set on the 20th of February, 2019.
As we have reported earlier, a mid-cycle makeover of the Maruti Ignis is in the works to come to us earlier this year. Now according to a recent report from Gaadiwaadi, the facelifted Ignis, as a part of Maruti Suzuki's massive update campaign, will make its first debut on February 20, 2019. The mini SUV is said to bring in a number of additional safety kits and subtle visual upgrades.
The Maruti Ignis will be the next car to come with a facelift after the Baleno and WagonR
The 2019 Maruti Ignis will be under a massive revision before going on sale in the Indian market. The updates are likely to be conducted on the car’s bumper and upper grille while the headlamps are replaced by LED projector setups with LED daytime running lights across its variants. Inside, the premium upholstery will be provided for the Ignis facelift, whereas standard safety features encompassing speed alert, reverse parking sensors and front seatbelt reminders are expected to enhance the liability of the vehicle. This time around, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis facelift will welcome the company’s latest SmartPlay Studio Infotainment System available on the dashboard.
On the performance front, it is believed that the all-new Ignis will receive no change under its hood. It will carry on deploying the same 1.2-litre K12M gasoline engine as its outgoing models which can churn out 83 bhp of power and 113 Nm torque. The transmission package will also be retained with the combination of a 5-speed MT and a 5-speed automated manual as an option. The ARAI-rated mileage of the car will stand at 20.89 km/l.
The Maruti Ignis facelift is expected to brighten its gloomy outcome in the last few years
First introduced in India in January 2017, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis did not perform well in terms of sale figures. The average monthly sale figure of the car is at 2,246 units in the period of August 2018 and January 2019. That means the Ignis has been in much poorer demands compared to the Maruti Swift sibling. Last month, the production of the Maruti Ignis was discontinued to handle the stock of the outgoing version. Together with this suspension, a lot of Maruti dealerships have released a Rs 65,000 discount offered to exhaust the inventory.