Maruti Suzuki is gearing up to give the Ignis a facelift. Based on the information revealed in media reports, IAB's digital artist Shoeb Kalania has come up with a rendering to preview the facelifted Ignis.
With a yearly update in February, the Ignis received some important safety features which make it compliant to the AIS 145 safety norms which come into effect on 1 July 2019. It was only last month that the Maruti Ignis touched the 1 lakh sales milestone since its launch in January 2017. The Ignis took its time to reach this milestone, which makes up for about 3,000 monthly sales. Since the sales figures aren't very promising from Maruti Suzuki's standard, a facelift will be introduced to give the sales a boost.
The Maruti Ignis will receive a refreshed front fascia with the facelift. The most prominent change will be in the form of a new radiator grille with U-shaped ring designs inspired from the Maruti Vitara Brezza. The rendering shows a newly designed lower bumper at the front, new alloy wheels, body coloured rim tapes, and more black cladding to enhance the ruggedness as well. While the front-end and sides could have such minor changes, the rear-end may remain completely unchanged. Inside, expect the new SmartPlay Studio infotainment system to replace the SmartPlay infotainment system.
Under the hood, the facelifted Maruti Ignis will have the BS-VI K12M 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 61 kW (82.94 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. The transmission options will remain the same: 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual. The BS-VI upgrade will likely lead to a change in the fuel economy rating, which currently stands at 20.89 km/l.
Maruti Suzuki sells the current Ignis in 9 colour options including the Nexa Blue, Glistening Grey, Silky Silver, Pearl Arctic White, Tinsel Blue and Uptown Red, Tinsel Blue with Peak Arctic White, Tinsel Blue with Midnight Black and Uptown Red with Midnight Black. The prices range from INR 4,79,372-7,14,993*. The facelifted model will be slightly pricier.