SUZUKI IGNIS --> A compact hatchback crossover or a mini SUV
Writing a review doesn`t come naturally to me but after driving IGNIS for more than 300 KMS I inteded to write about this product from Maruti Suzuki.
Firstly you may go through all technical specs on any Auto website and they can provide ample of specs.I would write about how I felt when I drove it for multiple times.
When you see the car from outside then you will not realize how easy is to get in to this car.The SUV-type stance, hatchback-like proportions, flared wheel arches and a completely unusual derriere ? the Ignis isn?t anything we?ve seen on the roads before. Tallish Design and Big front doors make it easy for us to enter into the car.Now sitting is very upfront and upright with ample space around for hand and leg movements.The Ignis has neat, upright seats that let you sit, knees tucked, as you would at a dining table, and its raised roofline still gives plenty of headroom. My some friends and Brother in law are near 6ft, but even in the back they still had more than a hand?s breadth above their heads.Hence aspect of the Ignis worth appreciating is the overall space and seating comfort. It may look compact from the outside, but it?s spacious enough to seat four adults and a kid. Even more impressive is the rear leg room, and with the front seat pushed back, an average Indian wouldn?t feel cramped at the rear. It?s a practical cabin with decent number of pockets to swallow your knick knacks, plus, the 260 litres boot is well designed and can easily hold your weekend getaway cargo.When you start the engine ,it is literally soundless.You may not know the engine is started even especially when you are in traffic and suddenly your engine is switch off and you need to re-start.Such is engine refinement and Noise Insulation !
To drive it?s a buzz saw. You careen about like a Wacky Racer!!! The petrol motor continues to be smooth and refined, and at 860kg, the lightweight Ignis offers a peppy drive. It doesn?t feel as hurried as the Baleno when driven fast, but that?s down to the engine tune that develops power in a very linear manner. It continues to sound good ? not Baleno good though.
Compared to the international model, the Ignis sold in India gets slightly softer spring ratings that take good care of our road surfaces. At most times, the ride stays nice and flat, in fact, for a car that?s only 3.7m long, the Ignis stays extremely composed even at speeds above 100kph.The ride quality is very good and convinient.A high ground clearance gives a confidence to go off-road as well.
The inside story is equally interesting ? it?s quite funky and cheerful, and to be honest, it?s the best we?ve seen from a Maruti in terms of design. The best part, it all feels well put together. The two-tone interiors, layered dash and the tab like Smart Play infotainment system give it a very modern look, something the Millennials would readily appreciate.
For a money which is 80K less than that of Baleno, you get a trendy looking compact hatchback crossover/ Mini SUV that?s great to drive, has a comfortable ride, cool and spacious interiors and doesn?t disappoint as far as road dynamics go.
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