The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is one of the more quirky and offbeat options in the Indian hatchback segment. It is a good choice if you're looking for something unique. Today we came across this video of an Ignis crossing a Romanian river.
Targeted at a younger millennial and working demographic, the funky and quirky design of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis has met with mixed responses in India. Launched in 2016 exclusively through their NEXA premium retail chain, the Ignis is a unique looking vehicle that shows Maruti can produce a bold-looking product when they want to. The Ignis’ design also has some neat callbacks to the automaker’s past products like the three slashes on the C-pillar which is a homage to the Suzuki Fronte Coupe of the ’70s. The hatchback is also becoming a favourite among modifiers as aftermarket accessories and parts are widely available in India. The Ignis with its ride height also gives off a somewhat SUV-ish stance, and today we came across this video where the Ignis crosses a river.
The video of this Maruti Suzuki Ignis has been uploaded by tiny adventures over on YouTube. We can see the hatchback crossing a small Bicazel river in Neamt, Romania. Though it may look small, the river is still deep enough to get bogged down, with sub-zero ambient temperatures making things harder. You can see the wheel arches of the Ignis covered in snow. The Ignis comes with a raised ride height compared to other hatchbacks in its segment, which gives it a small but quite helpful off-road ability. The Ignis crosses the river multiple times without any issues, just chugs along at a steady rate and reaches the other side of the river easily.
The Ignis received a mid-life facelift last year which updated its powertrain to meet BS-VI emission norms, and also brought visual tweaks like a new front grille, bumper, and fog lamp housings. Maruti also added two new colour options while the interior got a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment screen.
Prices for the Maruti Ignis start from Rs 4.89 lakh for the base Sigma trim and goes up to Rs 7.30 lakh for the top Alpha AMT variant. Do note all prices are ex-showroom. It is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that makes 83 PS and 113 Nm of peak power and torque figures respectively. You can pair the engine with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transmission.