Maruti Suzuki Ignis – Which Variant Suits You?

Modified On Aug 29, 2017 05:22 PM By Arun for Maruti Ignis

Maruti Suzuki is aiming for the millennials with the Ignis

Published on: January 03, 2017

Updated on: August 29, 2017 (latest pricing and variant info)

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Maruti Suzuki’s Ignis is positioned below the Baleno, making it the most affordable car in the swanky Nexa showrooms. The Ignis is available with petrol or diesel engines, and has automatic and manual transmission options. The Ignis is available in four variants - Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. At the time of launch Maruti did not offer the range topping Zeta version with the AMT (automatic transmission) variants, however, this variant is on offer now. Let’s take a closer look at the variants, and, more importantly, figure out which one suits YOU the best.   

The Basics

To give you an idea of the proportions of the Ignis, let’s compare it to the current Swift. It is exactly as wide as its sibling, is 65mm taller in height, but a full 150mm shorter in overall length. However, the wheelbase is slightly longer (by 5mm) compared to the current generation Swift, which tells you how well Maruti Suzuki have packaged the Ignis. 


Just like the Baleno, the Ignis gets Maruti Suzuki’s tried-and-tested 1.2-litre (P) and 1.3-litre (D) engines. The petrol engine makes 83PS of power and 113Nm of torque, while the diesel makes 75PS of power and 190Nm of torque. Unlike the petrol Baleno that is offered with the more sophisticated and expensive CVT, the Ignis gets a more cost-effective AMT. Notably, the Ignis is the first Maruti hatch to get a diesel automatic combination. 

What’s standard?

What do you get irrespective of the variant you choose? Well, first and foremost you get anti-lock brakes, dual airbags and ISOFIX mounts for the child seat across all trims. Other standard features include air conditioning, front two power windows, a 12V socket and tilt-adjust for the steering. 


Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Sigma Petrol: Rs 4.56 lakh (manual)

The base-spec Sigma variant packs just the standard features, and is available with the petrol engine only. While it ticks the bare essentials, it misses out on a few good-to-have features such as remote locking, night-and-day internal rear-view mirror and 60:40 split for the rear bench. It won’t look as snazzy as the Ignis you’ve been seeing in pictures either, as it will skip out on projector headlamps and DRLs, and have steel pressed rims (without wheelcaps) instead of alloy wheels.


Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Petrol  Rs 5.17 lakh (manual) Rs 5.72 lakh (automatic)
Diesel  Rs 6.28 lakh (manual) Rs 6.83 lakh (automatic)

The Delta variant lets you choose between the petrol and diesel engines, and manual/automatic transmissions. Over and above the Sigma, the Delta gets some added goodies that include ORVM-mounted indicators, dual-tone interiors, an audio system paired with two speakers, and steering-mounted controls for the calls and music.


Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Petrol  Rs 5.63 lakh (manual) Rs 6.17 lakh (automatic)
Diesel  Rs 6.75 lakh (manual) Rs 7.30 lakh (automatic)

Just like the Delta, the Zeta variant can be had with both engine and transmission options. This variant is a healthy mix of the must-haves and feel-good features. Equipment list on the Zeta variant includes an additional 2 speakers and 2 tweeters, push-button start, electrically folding ORVMs and alloy wheels. 


Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Petrol Rs 6.47 lakh (manual) Rs 7.01 lakh (automatic)
Diesel Rs 7.54 lakh (manual) Rs 8.08 lakh (automatic)

The top-spec variant of course packs in all the bells and whistles imaginable. Features exclusive to the Alpha variant include LED projector headlamps with daytime running lamps, reverse camera, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Navigation, and automatic climate control. The Alpha variant too is available with the AMT option now. 

What’s the best bet for me?

Let's understand that through a quick overview:

Sigma: This variant is a tad too bare bones, and is sadly not available with the frugal diesel engine. It also misses out on a music system, which means you will have to shell out some more cash to listen to your favourite tunes. 

Delta: The upside with this variant is the availability of both engine and transmission options. It makes for a no frills option, and misses out on a few essentials. 

Zeta: This is the variant that ticks all the right boxes. The availability of features such as rear parking sensors, push-to-start button and six-speaker music system make it both sensible and appealing. The missing features aren’t deal-breakers in any manner and it's good value for money. 

Alpha: This variant is absolutely loaded and has a lot of special touches that make it quite a tempting package. The addition of the automatic option in the top-spec version makes it just the perfect recipe for a cheerful and convenient car. 

What’s the price?

The Maruti Ignis price starts at Rs 4.56 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 8.08 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With that kind of pricing, the Maruti Ignis goes up against the likes of the Mahindra KUV100, Hyundai Grand i10 and Swift, among others. 

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rakesh puri
Jan 13, 2017 1:22:32 PM

Want an Automatic Transmission model in IGNIS...Petrol.

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    n banerjee
    Jan 9, 2017 7:52:47 PM

    Am very keen to own Ignis top model. Pl provide features, s0ecifications and ex-showroom price kolkata

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      dipak v.patolia
      Jan 7, 2017 12:06:39 PM


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