Last week I went cruising around the streets of Bengaluru with my peppy and spacious, Ignis. Maruti Ignis is a compact and spacious car, with a lively engine and great drivability! Had an excellent time being part of #MyCityMyIgnis
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is a real breath of fresh air in the city car class, contributing desirable crossover-style looks and a unique character that sets it apart from rivals. It’s a car that is made for people who seek unique experiences, just like #MacroTraveller 😉 Ignis a super-efficient, go-anywhere and a versatile, compact city car all in one.
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is a small car with significant abilities. It’s roomier than most of its rivals and more versatile thanks to sliding rear seats, plus its small footprint and sturdy turning circle makes it ideal for city driving. For a car that is built to be directly equivalent to narrowing road space, the Ignis is surprisingly spacious inside, seating five grown-ups comfortably. Quality of the interiors is excellent. The Suzuki Ignis has a simple dash and the base SZ3, has a color touchscreen as its focus. It’s all rather easy to use, and there is up/down toggle switch that you use to adjust the temperature, it does make temperature adjustments easy to do without looking away from the road. The dials are clear to read, with one large, central dial for the speedo and a rev counter and monochrome trip readout.
The driving position is excellent, and visibility is great too. The base ‘SZ3’ Ignis is fine. It has DAB/FM radio with USB input and Bluetooth connection, so it’ll serve the purposes for all. The ignis cabin features rich, and top end variants get a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, electric adjust, color MID and fold for the ORVMs and more.
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is only available with an 89bhp 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. The engine comes with a standard 5-speed manual unit. Accompanying this, there is a 5-speed AMT unit on offer as well.
Regarding size, it is smaller than the Maruti Swift and Baleno. However, its wheelbase is longer than that of the Swift. Characteristically, this engine is peaky and starts to buzz post 4,000rpm where motion is rapid with an affable Maruti Suzuki engine note. At idle, the engine is so silent and refined you’d have to put in little effort to hear it run. The grace remains on the move as there were no fluctuations to speak of even as speeds built up.
Ignis is a comfortable car to enjoy peddling around whether you’re buzzing through town or going for a rallyesque approach to a country road. A five-speed automatic gearbox is available and doesn’t affect the decent emissions and economy of the Ignis.
The Ignis was meant to win the hearts of the millennials. Going by my experience of the new Ignis, it always should have. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is a car that’s aimed at a specific audience than for mass appeal. And it does an excellent job of standing apart with unique features and styling that’s fresh, young and lively. The energetic performance with the optional comfort of an automatic further seals the deal for many young or grown adults who’ll choose this car as their primary vehicle.
I started my journey by running a contest on my social media for my fans to spot the destination that i shall be at and the winner who guesses it right wins goodies .The first destination was the iconic MG road and the second location was the shopping paradise of Bengaluru, Commercial Street and the 3rd and final destination was KR puram hanging bridge before we saw the sunset with the beautiful ignis. The car manoeuvred well thru the streets with ease.