Another Maruti Suzuki car that made its debut at the 2020 Auto Expo is the Ignis facelift. The quirky hatchback has received minor styling updates in addition to a BS6 compliant petrol engine.
Targeted at the “Millenials”, the Ignis was originally launched in the country over 3 years ago but failed to meet the company’s expectations due to tough competition from its own siblings. As a result, the diesel option was discontinued in 2018.
The 2020 facelift sports a refreshed face while retaining its quirkiness. Features of the “compact urban SUV” include LED projector headlamps, roof rails and faux skid plates. Two new colors Lucent Orange and Turquoise Blue are added to the palette.
The refreshed interiors feature a 7-inch SmartPlay studio infotainment system with live traffic and voice recognition. The cabin comes with a dual-tone ivory theme and a new pattern for seat fabric.
We have recognized an increasing preference for feature-loaded cars that have SUV-like high seating position and dominant road presence. We are confident that the all-new Ignis with its SUV-like design and spacious interiors will appeal to the customers. – Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki
The Ignis facelift is powered by a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 61 kW (83 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm, paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT.