Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker will offer a CVT and not an AMT as an automatic gearbox option for the model of Ignis. The CVT option is likely to be exclusive to the petrol variant. Petrol motor is paired to a 4-speed automatic gearbox onboard the Dzire, but a CVT would result in better fuel economy, and that is the sole reason for this transformation. Standard transmission option will be a 5-speed manual unit. However, the mini car will be equipped with a CVT automatic unit. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis compact SUV was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo. This mini SUV will share engine specifications with the Baleno premium hatchback. Ignis adopts some fresh look and design that is full of various features like tall stance, boxy front fascia with prominent headlamps, an angular greenhouse, and a wedge-shaped rear fascia. In the inside of this new improved car, we can get Bifurcated dual-tone dashboard sports, a touchscreen infotainment system and a new steering wheel. The Ignis measures 3,700 mm long, 1,660 mm in wide, 1,595 mm in high, has a 2,435 mm long wheelbase and an 180 mm high ground clearance.
Now let us talk about some of the most prominent features of this car. Maruti Ignis is likely to be powered by the 1.2-liter K12B engine with VVT or a 1.3-liter DDiS engine that can be fitted with Suzuki’s SHVS mild hybrid tech. A 5-speed manual will be standard in both variants while a CVT could be exclusive to the petrol variant as stated above. The petrol version can produce 84bhp and 115Nm of torque; the oil burner will be a 1.3-litre MJD unit that is right for 73.9bhp of power and 190Nm of torque.
Mahindra KUV100 is its direct rival because of its affordability of sub-4 metre SUV in the country. Prices of this excellent car can be in between INR 4.8-7 Lakh and will be sold through Maruti’s premium line of NEXA dealerships.