Maruti Ignis to get a CVT and not AMT
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Likely to be exclusive to the petrol variant.
According to Autocar India, Maruti will offer a CVT and not an AMT as an automatic gearbox option for the Ignis. Like the Maruti Baleno, the CVT option is likely to be exclusive to the petrol variant.
Making its Indian debut at the Auto Expo 2016, the Maruti Ignis is largely identical to the Suzuki Ignis sold in Japan, save for slight design tweaks and roof rails for certain distinction. The Ignis measures 3,700 mm long, 1,660 mm in wide, 1,595 mm in high, has a 2,435 mm long wheelbase and a 180 mm high ground clearance.
The India-spec Maruti Ignis is likely to be powered by the 1.2-liter K12B engine with VVT or a 1.3-liter DDiS engine. Reports suggest that the latter option could be fitted with Suzuki’s SHVS mild hybrid tech. A 5-speed manual will be standard in both variants, while a CVT could be exclusive to the petrol variant, as stated above.
When launched, the Maruti Ignis will rival the Mahindra KUV100 and Tata Tiago Aktiv. Prices could hover between INR 4.8-7 Lakhs (depending on the trim and engine option) and will be sold through Maruti’s premium line of NEXA dealerships.
Maruti Ignis Concept at Auto Expo 2016 – Image Gallery
[Source: Autocar India]