Maruti Looks To Ignite Compact Crossover Segment With Ignis Concept

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Maruti Suzuki is showcasing the Ignis Concept at the 2016 Auto Expo. The Ignis was first unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Show.

Engine & Gearbox Details

The Ignis will be available with both petrol and diesel engines from the Swift hatchback when it goes on sale later this year.

The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre powerplant that pumps out 83bhp@6000rpm and 115Nm of torque@4,000rpm. Claimed Mileage figure is 20.4km/l.

The 1.3-litre diesel engine is borrowed from Fiat and produces 74bhp@4,000rpm and 190Nm of torque@2,000rpm. Claimed Mileage figure is 25.2km/l.

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Design wise, the Ignis is based on the Suzuki's iM-4 concept model seen at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

Its boxy SUV-like design up front may look like any other small SUV, however, at the back, it is quite different, with its rear window perched at a sharp angle to the rest of the boot lid.

Availability And Rivals

The Ignis is expected to hit Maruti's NEXA showrooms during the Dusshera-Diwali festival period and is expected to priced between Rs. 4–6 lakhs.

The Ignis will be going up against the Mahindra KUV100 and the Grand i10 from Hyundai.

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Story first published: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 12:55 [IST]
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