Maruti Suzuki started the year 2017 with a bang by launching its first compact crossover Ignis. The manufacturer started accepting orders for Ignis from January 1 and has already bagged 6,000 bookings for its new model.
The Ignis was launched on January 13 at an Electronic Dance and Music (EDM) concert featuring AXWELL (DJ Music producer). The model has been priced at Rs 4.59 lakh to Rs 6.30 lakh for petrol variants, while the diesel models from Rs 6.39 lakh to Rs 7.46 lakh.
The waiting period of the diesel models has already reached up to 12 weeks and the petrol variants' is between 8-10 weeks. Bengaluru has the longest waiting period for the diesel Ignis.
The Ignis is offered in four variants - Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha, and also comes with two engine options. Powering the petrol variants is a 1.2-litre engine which produces 83bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 4,200rpm. The 1.3-litre diesel motor, on the other hand, produces 74bhp at 4,000rpm and 190Nm of torque at 2,000rpm.
Both the oil burners are mated to either a 5-speed manual or a five-speed automated manual transmission (AMT). Only the Delta and Zeta variants are offered with AMT option. Maruti Suzuki claims that the fuel economy of the Ignis is 20.89 for the petrol and 26.80 for the diesel.
At the launch event, the manufacturer said, "We brought products in segments where we were not present earlier because to keep pace with changing times, we first have to demolish traditional thinking."