After making its global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis was spied testing recently on the streets of France. The car is expected to be launched in India around the festive Diwali period following a showcasing at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo last February.
After being spotted on one prior occasion earlier this year, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis was spied with heavy camouflage this time around. The Ignis is already on sale in markets like Japan and will land on Indian shores through the Indian carmaker’s Nexa sub-brand at a base price of around Rs 5-6 lakh.
Already available in markets like Japan, the car is driven by either a 1.2-litre petrol unit or the 1.3-litre 4-cylinder diesel unit sourced from Fiat. Power is transmitted from both engines via 5-speed manual gearboxes. Expect Maruti to ensure high fuel efficiency of whichever mill it plans to bring to India.
As seen during the Delhi Auto Expo, the Ignis measures 3,700 mm long, 1,660 mm wide and 1,595 mm tall. It has a 2,435 mm long wheelbase and ground clearance of 180 mm. It will be Maruti’s new competitor in the compact SUV/crossover space that is already garnering high traction in the country.
Set to rival the likes of the Mahindra KUV100 and Renault Kwid, the Ignis is based on the same platform as the Baleno. That said, the design of the Ignis will be remarkably different from other Maruti cars; accentuated by sporty projector headlamps and massive bumpers.
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Source : CarDekho