Made-In-India Maruti Suzuki Ignis Introduced In South Africa

The smallest SUV from Maruti’s stable- the Ignis was introduced in the domestic market in January 2017. The SUV is being manufactured at Gurugram facility and has already commenced exports to Indonesia earlier this year. The Maruti Ignis was recently launched in South Africa and has already started heading there. The vehicle will be sold as Suzuki Ignis in South Africa and will be offered in the range of South African Rand 169,900 to 204,900 (Rs 8.59 to Rs 10.27 lakh in Indian currency). Just like India, the Ignis is available with a 1.2-L petrol unit and two transmission options. It will be seen rivalling Mahindra KUV100 in the niche micro SUV space and also Hyundai Grand i10 and Volkswagen Up!

Maruti Ignis front

The Ignis will be sold through the auto major’s standard showrooms in South Africa as Suzuki does not have the Nexa premium chain of dealerships internationally. The micro SUV is being introduced in two trims- GL and GLX, the GLX variant gets the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) option as well. The Ignis borrows its engine line-up from Maruti Suzuki Swift, it makes use of the similar 1.2-L petrol and 1.3-L diesel unit coupled with a standard manual and optional AMT unit. The millennial car- Maruti Suzuki Ignis has been selling around 5000 units every month in the country. It is popular due to its spacious cabin and never ending list of features that include touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

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Maruti Ignis Price in India – Petrol

VariantPrice (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Sigma MTRs 4.59 lakh
Delta MTRs 5.19 lakh
Delta AMTRs 5.74 lakh
Zeta MTRs 5.75 lakh
Zeta AMTRs 6.30 lakh
Alpha MTRs 6.69 lakh


Maruti Suzuki Ignis India Price – Diesel

VariantPrice (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Delta MTRs 6.39 lakh
Delta AMTRs 6.94 lakh
Zeta MTRs 6.91 lakh
Zeta AMTRs 7.46 lakh
Alpha MTRs 7.80 lakh


Maruti Suzuki Ignis Specifications

PETROL Variant 
Engine 1.2-litre VVT Petrol
Max Power84bhp @ 6,000rpm
Max Torque115Nm @ 4,000rpm
DIESEL Variant
Engine 1.3-litre, DDiS Diesel
Max Power73.9bhp @ 4,000rpm
Max Torque190Nm @ 2,000rpm
TransmissionCVT or AMT (Automated manual transmission)


Maruti Suzuki Ignis Images


Maruti Ignis Mileage

VariantARAI Mileage
Petrol 20.89 km/l
Diesel 26.80 km/l


Maruti Suzuki Ignis Dimensions

Wheelbase measurement 2,438mm
Kerb Weight880kgs – 920kgs
Ground Clearance180mm
Boot Space Capacity258-litre (expandable up to 415-litre)
Seating Capacity5 passengers


Maruti Suzuki Ignis Exteriors


Maruti says that the Ignis is a urban compact car. In simple language, it is a hatchback crossover; a segment that currently houses the Mahindra KUV100. To give the car SUV-ish characteristics, Maruti designers have given the Ignis a vertical nose, while the front fascia houses the wide chrome-lined grille, squarish headlamp housings with LED projectors and U-shaped DRLs.

The side profile is characterized by 15-inch black alloy wheels, a thick c-pillar with the three strips, beefed wheel arches and lower body cladding. The ORVMs are mounted on the doors and come with integrated turn indicators. Meanwhile, the rear gets a steeply inclined windscreen that reminds of the erstwhile SS800, while the tailgate houses the number plate area in the centre, and two-piece taillights at the corners.


Maruti Suzuki Ignis Interiors


Interiors of the Ignis get a dual-tone dashboard with the top panels finished and black while the lower area getting an off-white treatment. The cabin is characterized by a tablet-like touchscreen system which is the display for the car’s SmartPlay infotainment system. It supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with Mirror Link connectivity. The steering is all-new, with a U-shaped insert in the lower-spoke. It also gets integrated control buttons for the infotainment system. Behind the steering is an infotainment display that houses a massive speedometer in the middle, MID screen on the right, and an analog tachometer on the left.


Maruti Suzuki Ignis Colours

The Ignis is offered with a total of six colour options:
• Pearl Arctic White
• Silky Silver
• Glistening Grey
• Uptown Red
• Tinsel Blue
• Urban Blue

The automaker is also offering dual-tone colour options with the car. The dual-tone options are only available with the Zeta and Alpha trim levels. Following are the available choices:

• Uptown Red + Midnight Black
• Tinsel Blue + Midnight Black
• Tinsel Blue + Arctic White


Maruti Suzuki Ignis Variants

The Maruti Ignis is available with four variants: Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The base Sigma trim is available only with the petrol engine, while all other trim levels can be opted with either a petrol or a diesel powerplant. Most of the luxury features, including LED projectors, DRLs, automatic climate control and touchscreen infotainment system are available only on the top-end model.


Maruti Suzuki Ignis Rivals

Being a hatchback crossover, the Maruti Ignis will rival cars like the Mahindra KUV1OO, Hyundai i20 ACTIVE, and Toyota Liva Cross.