Indonesian 'digimod' artist Adrians Ramadhani has envisioned an extended variant of the Maruti Ignis for the Indonesian market where three-row vehicle are at the top of the pecking order in the SUV and MPV segments, suiting the unique lifestyle, road conditions and driving patterns of Indonesian car buyers.
Suzuki's interest in the compact three-row segment was made public when the company brought in a stretched Wagon R to the IIMS 2013 in Jakarta. While there have been no solid updates on the production vehicle, subsequent reports, citing sources, claim the next-gen Wagon R would get third row seating, and that it would be manufactured in India.
The Ignis, with its mix of the boxy shape yet contemporary styling touches, is turned into a cozy family lounge accommodating all family members in one vehicle, by Adrians.
The Ignis' dynamic silhouette, strong design lines and robust body styling could make for a versatile and practical five-door three-row car. As with light people carriers, the extra two seats could be folded for additional cargo space. The Ignis's 1.2L K12B petrol engine with 61 KW & 113 Nm, and the 1.3 DDiS diesel engine with 55.2 kW and 190 Nm, paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT could be remapped for the bigger variant.
The lighter, taller and less expensive Wagon R could be the better choice for the starting point of a seven-seater, but if Suzuki wants a three-row variant calling for the millennial, Adrians has the solution.