Maruti Suzuki recently launched the latest avatar of its premium hatchback Maruti Ignis in India at the price tag of Rs 4.83 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Earlier, the company unveiled this car at the Indian Auto Expo 2020. The cheapest offering in the NEXA showrooms was adorned with several features on the inside as well as outside both at the Auto Expo and while it was lately launched in the Indian auto market.
The SUV-ish hatch has already hit the company showrooms and is now out for sale. So, let’s have a quick look at 5 significant changes 2020 Maruti Ignis has witnessed, which make it look distinctive from its predecessor model.BUY NEW MARUTI IGNIS
Proper SUV Front
The earlier face reflected aggressiveness in terms of headlamp design. The aggression still continues in the eyes. However, it’s now topped with a butch stance making it look more menace, thanks to the fresh bumper with robust-looking faux skid plate, giving it a perfect SUV stance. Further, the front grille is packed with more chrome inserts in the form of U-shaped elements, which earlier sat on the grille of the previous Vitara Brezza. LED headlamps get new chrome surround and fog lamp housing is now blackened. The sides go unchanged with broad wheel arches, roof rails and classy alloys. Large black element makes way for sporty faux skid plate providing it with a rugged urban hatch appearance.
New Colours On Offer
With the 2020 Ignis, Maruti also introduces two new shade choices in the form of Lucent Orange and Turquoise Blue. Uptown Red, Tinsel Blue and Midnight Black shades have been discontinued. Also, the dual-tone shades in the combo of Uptown Red/Midnight Black, Tinsel Blue/Pearl Arctic White and Tinsel Blue/Midnight Black have been axed from the line-up to make way for Lucent Orange with Black Roof, Nexa Blue with Silver Roof, and Nexa Blue with Black Roof.
Inside Remains Same
Interior doesn’t see much of change in the facelifted Ignis 2020. The cabin theme is kept similar to the earlier version. Though, the seat upholstery witnesses a new design pattern. Equipment in the feature list seize no addition as the 7-inch touchscreen continues at the dash, however, the company has updated the SmartPlay Studio system.
Engine Power Tunes Unchanged
The Ignis diesel was discontinued earlier. As a result, Ignis is now made available with sole petrol choice. Its 1.2L VVT petrol powertrain – now BSVI compliant – continues to generate similar power output of 83PS at 6000rpm and 113Nm of top torque at 4200rpm. Leaving the base Sigma variant all the other variants are offered with a 5-speed manual as well as an automatic manual transmission (AMT). Moreover, the ARAI certified fuel efficiency also stands unchanged at 20.89 kmpl.
For BSVI integration, there is no change observed in the mechanical aspects, however, there are certainly some modifications seen on the exterior. As a result, a minor price hike between Rs 4,000 to Rs 25,000, depending on the variants, is seen. We believe that this slight increase in price must not bother Maruti Suzuki’s loyal enthusiast base.