Following launch of Baleno facelift and new WagonR, Maruti Suzuki now gears up for the launch of Ignis facelift later this month. New Maruti Ignis bookings are open at Nexa dealers across India.
2019 Maruti Ignis will be positioned in the premium entry level hatchback segment. The current generation Ignis has been on sale in India for over 2 years and hence the update is well timed.
The new Ignis will not see much change in terms of design but will receive updated features. For one, it will now get roof rails on the top variants. It could get a new color scheme and body graphics as part of the update.
Ignis was offered with roof rails on international spec variants, but not in India. In fact, the Ignis concept showcased in India, was wearing roof rails. But when the car was launched, roof rails were gone. With 2019 update, Maruti is launching Ignis with roof rails in India, which will make it similar to export variants.
Interiors of the 2019 Maruti Ignis facelift also get updates with new fabric on seats and minor changes to its dashboard design. Maruti Suzuki could also offer a Smartplay Studio infotainment system in the 2019 Ignis, which will be similar to the one that is now offered on new Baleno and WagonR.
Positioned on the Heartect platform, 2019 Ignis will offer better safety. It will get dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, seat belt pre-tensioners with force limiters offered as standard. It will also comply with crash test safety norms with regard to pedestrian protection, full frontal impact, frontal off set impact and side impact.
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is currently powered by a single petrol engine, as the diesel engine option had been discontinued due to low demand. The facelift could continue with the same setup – to be powered by a 1.2 liter K Series engine offering 82 bhp power and 113 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard while a 5 speed AMT will be offered as optional.
No price details have been announced as on date, but a marginal increase over current prices, which are between Rs.4.66-7.05 lakhs, can be expected. Once launched, it will take on the likes of Tata Tiago.