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.
2016 Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Suzuki unveiled the Ignis Crossover at the Tokyo Motor show and since then we knew that Maruti might have plans to launch it in the Indian market. And after almost a year we were certain that Maruti will be launching the new Ignis in India.
Recently the trend of converting compact hatchbacks into crossovers has taken the world by storm and be it premium auto manufacturers or any other manufacturers, they atleast have one compact Crossover under their belt. 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. Now that we know that Maruti will be launching the new hatchback in India on 13th January 2017.
The Ignis Crossover will be positioned below the Vitara Brezza hatchback and will compete with some other Crossovers like Mahindra KUV100 and some other B-segment hatchbacks like Hyundai Grand i10 and many more.
Update05.01.2017:- Maruti has already started onloine bookings for their new upcoming Crossover Ignis. One can book the Crossover by paying a token amount of INR. 11, 000
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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.
5 New Hatchbacks That Will Launch In India In 2017
Hatchbacks have always been a crowd favourite for obvious reasons. There is not a single manufacturer who builds budget cars for the Indian market does not have a single hatchback in their lineup. The year 2016 has been an average year for the auto manufacturers however one particular manufacturer won plenty of Indian hearts by launching one of the most anticipated hatchbacks of the year 2016 Baleno.
The Baleno hatchback was positioned above the Swift hatchback and was launched to compete with the popular Hyundai Elite i20 and the Fiat Punto Evo. The year 2017 will also bring plenty of new hatchbacks for the Indian market starting from entry level offerings to some hot hatchbacks and we can’t actually wait till the next year to provide you all the information about these exciting hatchbacks.
So below provided are the list of upcoming hatchbacks which will be launched here in 2017. This particular list includes some exciting new hatchbacks from Chevrolet, Maruti Suzuki and many more.
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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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Suzuki Ignis & India Made Baleno Gets Nominated For 2017 World Car Of The Year Award (WCOTY)
According to the latest reports both the Suzuki Ignis as well as the Baleno has been nominated for the 2017 World Car of the Year award in the new ‘Urban Car’ category. Now the particular reason why we are interested in this news is because of two reasons. The first one is keeping in mind the fact that the Baleno is already sold in the Indian market while the Ignis will be launched in between the time period of January-March 2017. While the second one being the fact that India is actually the production hub for both these cars.
The Suzuki Baleno is currently already being produced as well as exported from Maruti Suzuki’s production plants located both in Manesar and Gurgaon. Apart from the Baleno Maruti Suzuki will also start producing and also export the Ignis Crossover at their newest facility in Gujarat which has been prepped up to work on the new platform.
Coming to the new Urban car category, the criteria which the contenders will have to match to be nominated for the WCOTY award are each and every vehicle should have to be less than 4 metres in overall length, the car will have to be on sale in the two continents by spring 2017.
Now both the Baleno as well as the Ignis measures less than 4 metres in length. The Baleno is already on sale in the markets of Japan and also Europe while the Ignis Crossover is already on sale in the markets of Japan and will also be on sale in some other markets as well.
Both the Baleno as well as the Ignis will compete with six different cars in this particular category.
Maruti To Launch Ignis In Between The Period Of January & March 2017
Maruti has definitely won hearts of many when they launched the Vitara Brezza this year to make their presence felt in the compact SUV segment. The sale of the compact SUV has already touched 50, 000 mark. Besides the Brezza, Maruti was also able to able to hit the sweet spot when they launched the Baleno premium hatchback, both these vehicles demands are high and so are their waiting periods which speaks of their success in the market.
While the waiting period of the Baleno hatchback has touched 33 weeks, the Vitara Brezza hatchback has a waiting period of 27 weeks. However to meet the demands of this vehicles Maruti has actually raised the production of the Baleno by 25 percent.
Mr. RS Kalsi, ED, Marketing & Sales of Maruti Suzuki spoke to CNBC TV18 where he said that the festive demands this year are high compared to last year and the demands of both the Brezza and the Baleno are well beyond what the officials expected. He later also added that Maruti will also be introducing the new Ignis Crossover this fiscal only but in Q4, which means the launch will happen in between the period of January to March 2017.
The Maruti Ignis when launched will be sold via the Nexa outlets across India which currently sells two products including the SX4 Crossover and the Baleno hatchback.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Vs 2016 Mahindra KUV100
Mahindra introduced their newest sub compact SUV in January 2016 and it was also showcased at the 2016 Auto expo. Reports also stated that the newest sub-compact SUV garnered positive feedback and response from people because it provided much better deal than the other hatchbacks of this range. Well! Maruti too seems to walk the same path because they are all set to introduce their own version of a micro SUV too soon in India.
Now as you all know by now Maruti will soon introduce the Ignis in the Indian market as well which will take on the above mentioned rival directly. The Ignis is based on the Suzuki IM-4 concept which was displayed at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show and the production variant too draws most of its inspiration from the concept. This is also based on the same platform as the Baleno and will get both Diesel as well petrol drivetrains under its hood. While this will also be positioned under the Vitara Brezza SUV which is definitely the most popular UV in The Indian market right now.
The Mahindra KUV100 on the other hand is offered with a diesel as well as a petrol drivetrain as well. Quite honestly the only worthy competitor to the soon to be launched Ignis is definitely the KUV100 and below provided are a complete comparison review of both these cars in terms of their styling, prices, specification etc.
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Maruti Baleno RS and Ignis Launch Delayed To Meet Demands Of Current Products
We all seriously expected that Maruti will be launching the Ignis Crossover in the month of August 2016 in India whereas the hotter variant of the Baleno hatchback will be launching here towards the festive season. But according to the recent reports Maruti has actually postponed the launch of the Ignis Crossover as well as the Baleno RS variant by few more months.
The Ignis will now most probably launch here in the month of October or November 2016 whereas the much awaited Baleno RS hatchback will only make it to the Indian market towards the early 2017. Both these cars will be produced at the automakers Maneswar plant where the Baleno hatchback is also currently being produced.
Now the reason for this delay is that the carmaker is actually facing a large backorder for both their newly introduced products including the Baleno as well as the Vitara Brezza compact SUV which is in high demand. The waiting period of both the hatchback and the compact SUV now ranges in between 6-9 months. The demand for the top end variants of the Vitara Brezza is definitely the highest.
So for now Maruti has decided not to actually add another model to their lineup and first clear the backlog of their existing products. The carmaker actually also has increased the production capacity of the Vitara Brezza from 8000 units to 10, 000 units while the Baleno production too has been increased from 8000 to 12, 000 units.
2016 Maruti-Suzuki Ignis: Ten facts you need to know
Maruti-Suzuki is certainly the biggest automaker in the Indian market, and the Indo Japanese automaker is trying to explore the new dimensions of the market in the country. In an attempt to do that the automaker has shifted its focus toward new segments like compact SUV, micro SUV.
The 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, earlier this year in February was a vital event for the company to showcase its new products for the Indian market. In the biennial event Maruti-Suzuki unveiled two very important products, in form of the Vitara Brezza compact SUV, Ignis micro SUV. The Vitara Brezza has garnered a large customer base within very short time after launch, while the Maruti-Suzuki Ignis is all set to launch in September, 2016. Interestingly, this car will be the brand’s first step into the sub compact crossover segment.
Here we will take a look at the 2016 Maruti-Suzuki Ignis micro SUV.