Maruti is gearing up to launch the Ignis mini crossover this festive season. The upcoming product which was showcased at the Auto Expo in the form of a near-production concept will be pitted against the Mahindra KUV100.
The Ignis will be powered by the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engines.
Autocar India reports that the petrol variant will be available with an optional automatic transmission in the form of a CVT (Continuously Varying Transmission) rather than AMT (Automated Manual Transmission).
The same petrol motor is paired to a 4-speed automatic gearbox onboard the Dzire but a CVT would result in better fuel economy. Standard transmission option will be a 5-speed manual unit.
The Ignis adopts a fresh design language which is characterized by tall stance, boxy front fascia with prominent headlamps, an angular greenhouse, and a wedge-shaped rear fascia. Inside, a simple vertically bifurcated dual-tone dashboard sports a touchscreen infotainment system and a new steering wheel.
The publication also reports that the Ignis will join the Baleno and S-Cross as the third member of the Nexa lineup. This indicates a premium positioning and a rich equipment list.
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To be priced below the Vitara Brezza, the Ignis will be attempting to lure prospective buyers from the B-segment hatchbacks.
Via – AutocarIndia.com