2019 Maruti Ignis (facelift) to launch on 20 February - Report

13/02/2019 - 17:00 | ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

Maruti Suzuki will give the Ignis a facelift on the 20th of this month, as per a new report from GaadiWaadi.com. The launch of the new model will follow the introduction of 1.5-litre diesel engine-powered Maruti Ciaz. The SUV-styled hatchback is likely to receive additional safety features and minor visual updates.

Maruti Ignis on road First Drive Review
The Maruti Ignis has been on sale since January 2017 in a price range of INR 4.67 lakh to 7.05 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Production of the Maruti Ignis was suspended last month in a bid to exhaust the available inventory of the outgoing version. In line with this, several dealerships have been offering discounts to the tune of INR 65,000 to clear the inventory.

The 2019 Maruti Ignis (facelift) will likely carry subtle updates for the bumpers and the upper grille. Currently, the LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs are reserved for the top-spec Alpha trim, but they could be offered on the Zeta grade with the advent of the facelift. The interior is expected to receive an upholstery change and a set of standard safety features in the form of a high-speed alert, front seatbelt reminder, and reverse parking sensors. The SmartPlay infotainment unit of the top-of-the-line variant will make way for the new SmartPlay Studio unit that debuted in the new Wagon R and is available in the refreshed Baleno as well.

Mechanically, the Maruti Ignis will remain unaltered. It will continue to be propelled by the 1.2-litre K12M petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 83 bhp and a peak torque of 113 Nm. Transmission options include 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual. The Mahindra KUV100-adversary has an ARAI-certified fuel economy rating of 20.89 km/l.

Maruti Ignis rear three quarter far First Drive Review
The 2019 Maruti Ignis (facelift) will be fully compliant with the advanced safety norms that roll out in the coming months.

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First launched in January 2017, the Maruti Ignis hasn't been performing too well on the sales charts. The company sold an average of 2,426 units of the Ignis every month between August 2018 and January 2019. In comparison, the Swift, which is a pricier, upper segment model, enjoyed a monthly sales average of 18,556 units in the same period.

[Source - gaadiwaadi.com]

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