Auto Expo 2020: New Ignis breaks cover

Auto Expo 2020: New Ignis breaks cover

The Ignis gets a number of aesthetic updates and a BS6 petrol engine

• Ignis updated with new 1.2-litre BS6 engine

• Reworked front and rear bumpers

• Redesigned grille

• To be launched soon

Maruti has updated the peppy, youth-oriented Ignis hatchback at the Auto Expo 2020. It now comes with a BS6 petrol engine, some minor cosmetic tweaks and a few additional features.

The biggest changes are restricted to the front of the new Ignis. The front bumper in conjunction with a new grille and faux skid plate, freshens up the face. The rear too gets a new bumper and a faux skid plate. There are hardly any changes to the sides or the rear and they look almost exactly like the outgoing car. That aside Maruti Suzuki is offering the Ignis with two new colour options – Lucent Orange and Turquoise Blue. There are three new dual-tone colour options as well - Nexa Blue with black, Lucent Orange with black, and Nexa blue with silver.

The Ignis gets a BS6 version of Suzuki’s tried and tested 1.2-litre K12 engine. Transmission options are the same as before and the Ignis has a 5-speed manual and an AMT on offer. The engine continues to make the 82bhp and 113Nm of torque, exactly like the outgoing BS4 model.

On the inside, the changes are subtle. While the layout of the dashboard remains the same, the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system gets Maruti Suzuki’s new SmartPlay Studio system with on-board navigation, support for voice commands, driver alert systems and real-time traffic updates. Maruti Suzuki’s connectivity suite is also available as an option now for the Ignis.

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis will go up against a number of competitors in the crowded hatchback segment. But, its youthful peppy looks and premium positioning under the Nexa brand do set it apart.

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