Maruti Suzuki discontinues Ignis diesel


Maruti Suzuki (MSIL) has discontinued the diesel variants of Ignis hatchback due to lack of demand. According to reports, the NEXA outlets are currently clearing the inventory if they have any.

The Ignis was first showcased in India at the Auto Expo 2016, and was launched in January 2017 as a premium offering under the Nexa retail chain, but failed to meet the company’s expectations. The car was targeted at “Millennials”, and the company even got Swedish DJ Axwell to perform at the launch event.

Although MSIL continues to grow in compact segment sales, it appears that the Ignis is facing tough competition from its own siblings such as the Baleno, Swift, DZire and the Celerio as well.

In the compact segment, the company sold 77,263 cars in May 2018, registering a growth of 50.8% compared to the same period last year.

The Ignis diesel was powered by the familiar 1.3-litre (1,248 cc) 4-cylinder turbocharged DDiS unit, delivering 55.2 kW (75 hp) at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. The engine was paired with either a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT.

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