Maruti’s funky hatchback, the Ignis, has received a couple of updates for 2019 and now comes with more safety features as standard than before. The new Ignis continues to be offered with a 1.2-litre petrol engine only and has a slightly more premium starting price of Rs 4.79 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The 2019 Ignis now gets rear parking sensors, a co-driver seat belt reminder and a high-speed alert system (beeps when the car is travelling at over 80kph) as standard. It also gets new roof rails on the Zeta and Alpha variants. The newly added safety features will soon be mandatory for all cars.
The new and old prices (ex-showroom Delhi) of the Ignis are as follows:
|Sigma||Rs 4.79 lakh||Rs 4.66 lakh||+Rs 13,000|
|Delta||Rs 5.40 lakh||Rs 5.28 lakh||+Rs 12,000|
|Zeta||Rs 5.82 lakh||Rs 5.70 lakh||+Rs 12,000|
|Alpha||Rs 6.67 lakh||Rs 6.51 lakh||+Rs 16,000|
|Delta AGS||Rs 5.87 lakh||Rs 5.83 lakh||+Rs 4,000|
|Zeta AGS||Rs 6.29 lakh||Rs 6.26 lakh||+Rs 3,000|
|Alpha AGS||Rs 7.14 lakh||Rs 7.05 lakh||+Rs 11,000|
Note: Maruti also offers the Ignis with a dual-tone paint option for the Zeta and Alpha variants for an additional Rs 13,000.
The Ignis is still powered by a 1.2-litre petrol unit (83PS and 113Nm) which is available with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT, depending upon the variant. The updates have increased the prices of the Ignis, but not by much, and made it compliant with upcoming safety norms. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is sold via the Nexa chain of showrooms and rivals the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo and Tata Tiago.