2017 (Maruti) Suzuki Ignis Motocross Style Edition
Only yesterday we have reported that Suzuki has showcased the new Swift Racer RS concept which was based on the new generation Swift although no details of the production variant is out yet but there is a fair chance that Suzuki might introduce it first in the markets of Japan and then perhaps it might also land on the Indian shores sometimes in the near future. Now at the same show Suzuki showcased another sportier variant of the Ignis Crossover which was launched here in India last week only.
Just like what we have seen on the Swift Racer RS Concept exhibition cars, the Ignis Crossover too has been given a unique cosmetic upgrade too. Called the Ignis Motocross Style Edition, this is the same Ignis Crossover with all the added colours.
The Ignis Crossover was launched recently and is positioned below the Vitara Brezza SUV. The car is being sold in the Indian market via Maruti’s Nexa dealership and is offered with both diesel and petrol powertrain options. Transmission on offer is a 5 speed manual as standard and an AMT offered as optional with both petrol and diesel variants.
That said, we have tried to provide you all the information about this funky looking avatar of the new Suzuki Ignis Motocrosser style exhibition car which was showcased at the Tokyo Auto Salon.
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2017 Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Suzuki unveiled the Ignis Crossover at the Tokyo Motor show and since then we knew that Maruti definitely will bring it to the Indian market. And after almost a year we were assured by the Maruti officials that they certainly will be introducing the new Ignis in India.
Now coming to the iconic Japanese auto maker Suzuki, they have been known for their small cars across the globe while their recent plans also are to launch almost 20 global car models. Maruti have already launched the Baleno hatchback which is the production variant of the IK-2 Concept and this is actually a global product which mens better build quality, improved interiors and impressive safety features feature for the passengers inside. Let’s not get into all those details and focus completely on the car which was launched today on 13th January 2017 at a gala event where Swedish DJ, Axwell performed live. To all our surprise Maruti has priced the Ignis compact Crossover quite aggressively which is actually a good thing.
The Ignis Crossover has derived from the IM-4 concept; the car was already previewed at the 2016 Auto expo and was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor show. The Ignis Crossover is positioned below the Vitara Brezza hatchback and will compete with some other B-Segment hatchback & Crossovers like the Mahindra KUV100, Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo etc.
Update05.01.2017:- Maruti has launched the all new Ignis in India today and we have updated the review with all the information, prices and specs available at this moment about the new Ignis
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Top five rivals the new Maruti Suzuki Ignis needs to watch out for
Till now, we have heard a lot about the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ignis, which has generated a lot of anticipation and hype in the market. Some are in awe with the way it looks and is kitted up to the brim with some very new and first-in-segment features, while the trusted buyers of Maruti Suzuki are eying on it as their next viable purchase, owing to the tried and tested engine options and service network of Maruti Suzuki which the company is offering for the Ignis.
However, the going for the Ignis is not going to be that easy, as it is entering that space of the Indian automobile market, which witnesses the maximum number of sales. Each and every competitor with which the Ignis will be locking its horns has some very strong credentials to bank up on. In this feature story, we are having a look on the top five rivals which Ignis will be having in its crosshairs, in the same price bracket off course. Here we go:-
Maruti To Launch Ignis Crossover Tomorrow!
Maruti is all set to launch the Ignis Crossover tomorrow in India. Like you already know that the Crossover will be sold in the Indian market via the Nexa dealership alongside the Baleno and the S-Cross. The Ignis Crossover first made its debut at the 2016 Indian auto expo and was showcased alongside the Baleno RS hatchback. The bookings for the Ignis Crossover have already started in the Indian market and once can book the mini SUV by paying a token amount of INR. 11, 000.
The Ignis Crossover will be offered with four different variants which include:- Sigma, Alpha, Delta, Zeta. These are the same variants which are also available with the Baleno and S-Cross Crossover. The Ignis underpins a completely new platform which is not only lightweight but rigid at the same time. This lightweight platform has also helped improving the handling and also high speed stability. As far as the styling is concerned the Hexa Crossover gets all the styling inspiration from iM4 concept previewed at the Geneva Motor Show . The Crossover boasts sporty looking bumpers square looking headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps. While the front grille gets some chrome accents. The side profile gets slightly bigger wheels while the overall profile gets Boxy design the rear profile gets LED taillamps which actually goes well with the overall design.
Tata Motors Hexa TVC Is Out: Video
Tata Motors will be launching their newest Crossover the Hexa on 18th January 2017. The SUV took almost two years for development and this new TVC shows exactly what the SUV went through during its testing period. The video quite clearly shows that the Hexa was tested at -15 degree Celsius while the maximum temperature that it went through was 50 degree Celsius.
The overall Hexa Crossovers styling was perfected in over 3 different studios across three different Countries. According to Tata Motors they actually have done whatever it takes to make this Crossover perfect.
The Hexa Crossover will be powered by a 2.2 Litre VARICOR 400 diesel engine which is capable of producing about 156 Hp of peak power and an equally impressive 400 Nm of torque. The SUV will be offered with both 4x2 as well as 4x4 configurations. The engine as you already know by now will eb paired to a 6 speed automatic transmission while it will also get a 6 speed manual transmission as standard.
The top end Hexa variants will get plenty of equipements on bo0th its exterior as well interior while on the exterior the Hexa comes equipped with projector headlamps, fog lamps, LED DRLs bigger 18 inch alloy wheels and LED tail lamps. The interior also gets Harman touchscreen infotainment system with JBL speakers, automatic climate control, powered ORVMs, captain seats and many more. For the safety of the passengers inside the Tata Motors Hexa gets Airbags, ABS and EBD as well.
Tata Hexa Trims & Details Out Launch On 18th January 2017
Tata motors already has started the year 2017 with a Bang by launching their pickup Xenon Yoddha now their next product too is also all set for launch as well. That’s right! Tata Motors will also be introducing the Hexa Crossover in India on 18th January 2017 in India, booking for the new vehicle has already commenced officially.
Tata unveiled the Hexa concept for the first time at the Geneva Motor show while the production form was showcased at the 2016 Auto expo last year. The Hexa is much different than the Aria Crossover which is already on sale in the Indian market and actually also promises to be much more capable offroader and gets plenty of new hardwares which will help it in some serious offroading excursions.
The Hexa will be Tata Motors flagship offering for the Indian market and will be priced in between 12 to 18 Lakh rupees which actually makes this new Crossover a direct rival for the Mahindra XUV500 and the Toyota Innova Crysta.
Maruti Ignis Online Bookings Now Open Details Out
Finally it has been confirmed that the Ignis is launching in India on 13th January 2017 and now Maruti Suzuki has already commenced the online booking of the much awaited Crossover through their Nexa website. The car will be launched at a grandest stage of all at an EDM concert where Axwell will perform live.
The Ignis compact SUV will be sold through the Nexa dealership after its launch. The car can be booked via the website by paying a token amount of INR. 11, 000, the entire amount will be refundable if someone decides not to but the car. The car is positioned below the Vitara Brezza SUV and when launched the Ignis will take on the Mahindra KUV100 once it is launched in the Indian market.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Variants & Details Leaked Ahead Of Its Launch
Maruti Suzuki will be launching the Ignis Crossover in India on 13th January and like we already know that it will be sold through Maruti’s Nexa dealerships. Now Maruti already showcased the Crossover recently for few selected guests in December but did not provide any details yet. But now Team-BHP has got their hands on all the leaked details of the soon to be launched Ignis.
The Ignis will be available with both diesel and petrol drivetrain options. The petrol variant will get the 1.2 Litre K series petrol engine which is capable of producing about 89 Bhp of peak power and 115 Nm of torque. While the diesel variant on the other hand will get the 1.3 Litre unit which is capable of producing about 75 Bhp and 190 Nm of torque. The engines are paired to a 5 speed manual transmission while there is also an AMT transmission option available as well with across both petrol and diesel variants. The sources also reveal that Maruti will be introducing a taxi variant of the Ignis as well which will also get the AMT Transmission as well.
Talking about the variants the Ignis Crossover will get a total of three trim levels on both diesel and petrol variants including Delta (base), Zeta(mid) and Alpha(top end) variants. Both the mid Zeta and top end Alpha will get the AMT transmission option. The particular taxi models will be made available with two petrol and one diesel variant.
5 Upcoming Cars Which Could Leave Serious Impact In The Year 2017
As we all are almost on the verge of saying goodbye to the year 2016 and welcoming year 2017, Indian Auto manufacturers too has some big plans stored for the Indian market this New Year. Not only are they refreshing their existing lineup but also actually will be launching plenty of new products which could leave some serious impact on the Indian Auto market.
Some of these upcoming products are not only new but will set new standards in their individual segment. So today we actually have decided to select five such cars from our very own homegrown auto manufacturers which are expected to bring new revolution in the Indian auto segment in the year 2017. They not only come loaded with modern features but actually also promises to set the standards quite high. These upcoming cars gets new lightweight platforms, completely new and modern interiors completed with all the modern equipments and comfort features that you find in some other International and premium cars and above all plenty of safety features which has been one of the most important topic of discussion and concern amongst the Indian buyers.
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Top key points to know about the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ignis
If you aren’t living in a cave like the early men used to live and have an access to the web world, you must have seen a lot of pieces of news and rumors about the Maruti Suzuki’s next big offering, the Ignis. This internationally acclaimed product is soon going to arrive on the Indian shores, with the official launch date scheduled in the mid-January. With the arrival of the Ignis in the Indian market, the segment of the micro SUV will begin to catch up some pace, which currently has only one player in the form of Mahindra KUV 100.
In this exclusive feature story, we have put down some points about the new upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ignis, some of which you have already heard a lot, while some of them will reveal some all new details about it. So, if you are interested about the all new Ignis and may be planning out to make the Ignis your next new priced possession, make sure you don’t miss out on the following points:-
Upcoming Ignis Teased On The Nexa Website Launching On 13th January 2017
Surprisingly! Just before a month of its launch Maruti has teased the Ignis Crossover on their Nexa website which gave us a clear idea that the launch of this new car is imminent in India. According to the recent reports Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch the Ignis Crossover in India on 13th January 2017.
The teaser showcases the front profile of the Crossover and as you all can see the front profile features U shaped LED DRL lamps. While it also gets chrome elements surrounding the front grille. The bumpers also house these round shaped fog lamps as well. The rest of the profile unfortunately hasn’t been highlighted in this teaser image.
No other details of the Ignis has been out yet or highlighted on the website. This will actually be the third vehicle which will be sold through the Nexa showroom while the other two being the Baleno hatchback and the SX4 Cross.
The Ignis will be powered by the well known 1.2 Litre 12B petrol unit while the diesel variant will get the 1.3 Litre DDiS unit. The Ignis besides getting a different exterior will also get a completely new interior as well which has never ever seen before in any of the other Maruti products sold in India. The Crossover also underpins a lightweight platform which also supports the Baleno hatchback as well. As far as the pricing is concerned expect the newest upcoming Crossover to be priced in between 5.5 to 8 Lakh rupees ex showroom.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Launching On January 13th 2017
According to the recent reports Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch the all new Ignis Crossover in India on January 13th 2017. The Ignis will be the third car which will be sold via the Nexa showrooms after the Baleno and the SX4 Cross.
During the time of the launch the Ignis will most probably be powered by the 1.2 Litre petrol unit while the diesel variant will get the tried and tested 1.3 Litre unit. While the same vehicle is offered with petrol or a petrol hybrid unit, as far as the Indian market is concerned, expect both the diesel and the petrol unit to be powered by 5 speed manual gearbox while later most likely it will also be offered with an automatic variant.
Unlike other Maruti Suzuki offerings the Ignis will be a completely new car which not only looks different but also will get a completely new interior which has never ever seen before in any of the Maruti products available in the Indian market.
The Ignis Crossover will compete directly with the Mahindra KUV100 when it is finally launched in the Indian market. As far as the pricing is concerned expect it to be priced in between INR. 5.5–8 lakh (ex showroom).
Standard (Maruti )Suzuki Ignis Scores 3 Stars While The Fully Equipped Variant Scores 5 Stars At Euro NCAP
This is definitely one of the most interesting news of recent times; Euro NCAP recently tested the upcoming much awaited Suzuki Ignis Crossover which will make its way into the Indian market towards early 2017. The compact Crossover has received an overall 3 star safety rating for its standard variant while the same Crossover with the optional safety pack has received an overall 5 star safety rating.
Now let’s start with the car which was equipped with the optional safety pack and has received 5 star safety rating. The car was equipped with dual front airbags, safety belt pretensioner and load Belt loadlimiter which has helped the front passengers with full front crash. For lateral crash protection the car was equipped with side head and chest airbags for both the front passengers, while there was also a side pelvis airbag for front passengers. The rear passengers however only had side head airbag protection. The safety pack equipped Ignis variant also received the additional benefit of a duel camera brake support system.
Coming to the scores the Ignis with the safety pack scored 87 percent overall for adult safety, 79 percent for child safety, 77% for pedestrian safety and 60% for the safety assist. This car was also equipped with highway-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system which has helped it to avoid collision with stationary car. The car further also gets additional lane departure warning and also seat belt reminder system for both front and rear passengers.
3 Upcoming Renault KWID Variants For India
Renault surely made significant improvements in the Indian auto market in the recent year courtesy their two really popular products. The French automaker introduced the Duster compact SUV back in 2012 and it won plenty of hearts with its compact size and fuel efficient drivetrains and above all aggressive pricing. Now although there are plenty of other compact SUV’s available as well but there is no denying the fact that the Duster actually started the trend for compact SUV’s in India.
After the Duster Renault introduced their second most popular product KWID back in 2015 which was actually an entry level hatchback offering but the small car was designed cleverly to look like a crossover. This was something totally new for this segment which made entry level customers go weak on their knees. Not only the hatchback looked different than its rivals but it also offered plenty of new features such as a digital instrument cluster and a toucshscreen infotainment system which were segment first. Powering the hatchback was also a completely new drivetrain as well.
The KWID actually is also based on a new CMF-A platform which was developed by Renault and Nissan. Renault has also done some cost cutting as well to price it aggressively and in par with its rivals.
At the 2016 Auto Expo Renault has showcased two new concepts based on the KWID hatchback and reports are that Renault actually has plans to bring them into production and launch it in the Indian market in the next couple of years. So today we have decided to provide you all a brief overview of the upcoming Renault KWID variants.
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Suzuki Ignis Crossover Launching Early 2017 Few Facts That You Should Be Aware Of
Maruti Suzuki is all set to introduce their newest compact Crossover the Ignis which will be positioned below the S-Cross and the Vitara Brezza. The Crossover was already showcased as a concept at the 2016 Auto expo and was also caught testing on Indian road couple of times.
The new Suzuki Ignis will be launched here in India towards the first half of 2017, until now we knew that Maruti will be launching their newest mini SUV towards this year end only however that was not the case. The new Ignis will compete directly with the other compact SUV’s of the Indian market which include the Ford Ecosport. The reason for the delay of the launch of the Ignis compact Crossover was the high demands of the already existing products like Vitara Brezza and the Baleno hatchback. Thus in order to cope with the high demands of their existing products the auto manufacturer has decided to delay the launch of this product.
Below provided are all the details of the upcoming mini SUV valong with its expected pricing and launch dates
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2017 Nissan Versa Note
Launched at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the second-generation Note arrived on a new platform that Nissan introduced with the Micra. Although slightly longer and wider than its predecessor, the new Note had a significantly lower roof, trading the former MPV-style looks for a more standard hatchback layout. The Note crossed the pond to the U.S. in 2013, when it replaced the hatchback version of the Versa and was renamed the Versa Note. The North American model also sports the biggest engine available with the nameplate globally, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder. In other markets, the Note uses a 1.2-liter three-cylinder and a 1.5-liter four-pot diesel. The Versa Note was redesigned for the 2017 model year, when it received Nissan’s recent styling language and a few interior updates.
Much like all recent redesigns and facelifts, the updated Versa Note adopted Nissan’s "V-Motion" grille, a design highlight that is already available on the majority of the company’s vehicles. In the U.S., the Verso and the Verso Note were the last models to not feature the grille. Thanks to the new "V-Motion" element, the Versa Note bears a closer family resemblance to the larger Nissan Sentra, Altima, and Maxima, while also boasting a sportier design that’s more in line with recently updated competitors such as the Honda Fit, Chevrolet Sonic,, Kia Rio and Ford Fiesta.
"Versa Note and Versa sedan combine to be America’s best-selling nameplate in the entry level segment," said Michael Bunce, vice president of product planning. "The enhancements for the new model year give Versa Note a fresh new look, which should help keep the Versa pair in the number one position again in 2017."
It remains to be seen whether Bunce’s comment proves to be accurate with so many cars fighting for supremacy in this segment, but until those sales figures come rollin’ in, let’s have a closer look at what the facelifted Versa Note brings to the table.
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2017 Honda WR-V
If we see the popular recent trend in the global automotive market, the Crossover and compact SUV segment is surely running sky high. Almost in every corner of the world the demand of r a rugged looking spacious compact SUV or a rugged tough looking crossover is rising. Therefore to meet the demand the automakers have been coming up with innovative ideas.
Honda recently introduced the BR-V, which is a compact crossover. The car appears a blend between a compact SUV and a MPV. Now the automaker is developing an all new car in form of WR-V; which will arrive in Indian market sometime around 2017. The car is a compact crossover based on the premium hatchback Honda Jazz. Globally Honda has a premium crossover based on the Jazz, which is dubbed as the HR-V. Considering the price sensitiveness of the Indian customers, the Japanese automaker decided not to launch the pricey HR-V in India. Rather the company opted to develop and launch an all new vehicle in form of Honda WR-V, which will be positioned below the premium HR-V and above the recently launched Honda BR-V.
Brazilian automotive publication “Car and Driver” has published a spyshot based rendering image of the upcoming Honda WR-V, which looks stylish and upmarket. Let’s take a look at the upcoming stylish crossover.
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Maruti S-Cross Facelift Launch Towards Late 2017 In India
Suzuki unveiled the facelift S-Cross towards earlier this year and now it’s already on sale in Europe. Now according to the latest reports on Autocar India, Maruti will be introducing the facelift S-Cross in the Indian market towards the second half of 2017.
The Crossover was recently showcased at the 2016 Paris Motor show as well. In terms of changes the new facelift Crossover gets an upright grille with vertical slats, while it also received a completely redesigned front bumper which gets a slightly bigger radiator grille. The headlamp unit too has been redesigned as well and it now gets a projector units. Towards the side profile the Crossover appears to be little muscular thanks to the new diamond cut alloy wheels. The blackened B pillar also helps it to get an upmarket appearance.
Inside things look quite interesting as well, the facelift Crossover gets plenty of changes which includes an updated instrument cluster dials with completely new multi information display. It also gets new interior colours combination in seat upholstery. Furthermore the seat upholstery gets contrast stitching. The dashboard in particular gets a touchscreen SmartPlay system gets mirrorlink connectivity besides Apple carPlay.
Under the hood the [Maruti-> S-Cross Crossover facelift gets completely new 1.6 Litre petrol as well as diesel engine option under the hood. While the 1.4 Litre Boosterjet petrol unit. As far as the Indian market is concerned it will be sold with the same drivetrain options which includes the 1.4 Litre diesel and the 1.6 Litre unit only. However there is a fair chance that Maruti might introduce a petrol variant of the Crossover here which will be paired to a manual transmission.