All variants get a micro-hybrid system and CVT.
The Suzuki Ignis has been launched in its home market in Japan, with prices starting at 1.382 million Yen (INR 8 lakhs). With the market launch, Suzuki has also confirmed the features and specifications of its compact crossover.
The Ignis measures 3,700 mm in length, 1,660 mm in width, 1,595 mm in height, 2435 mm in wheelbase and 180 mm in ground clearance. The Suzuki Ignis is available in three distinct variants - MG, MX and MZ with each variant being further available with standard 2WD or optional AWD. The top-end MZ 2WD weights 880 kg, whereas the AWD model is heftier by a mere 40 kg at 920 kg.
All variants are powered by a 1,242 cc four-cylinder K12C DualJet with VVT with mild-hybrid technology. The result is that the engine develops 91 PS and 118 Nm of torque and a DC synchronous motor adds a further 3.1 PS and 50 Nm of torque. With a 32-liter fuel tank, the Ignis is rated at 28 km/l for the 2WD variant and 25.4 km/l for the 4WD version under the JC08 driving cycle. A CVT is the only gearbox option, though paddle shifters are included.
The Suzuki Ignis gets a raft of safety equipment which include dual front, side and curtain airbags, ABS and EBD, lane departure warning, ESP, Hill-Hold, Hill Descent control, automatic headlights with automatic leveling, LED headlights and LED foglights.
Other features include automatic climate control, cruise control, keyless entry with engine starter button, Bluetooth-enabled music system, heated front seats, regenerative braking, UV- and IR-cut glass and 175/60 tyres with 16-inch aluminium wheels.
The Suzuki Ignis is priced as follows:
- Suzuki Ignis MG 2WD - 1.382 million Yen (INR 8 lakhs)
- Suzuki Ignis MG 4WD - 1.519 million Yen (INR 8.78 lakhs)
- Suzuki Ignis MX 2WD - 1.501 million Yen (INR 8.68 lakhs)
- Suzuki Ignis MX 4WD - 1.638 million Yen (INR 9.47 lakhs)
- Suzuki Ignis MZ 2WD - 1.641 million Yen (INR 9.49 lakhs)
- Suzuki Ignis MZ 4WD - 1.778 million Yen (INR 10.29 lakhs)
The Ignis is confirmed to have its Indian premiere at the Auto Expo 2016, which starts on February 3, 2016. The Indian market launch of the Ignis is reported to take place in the festive period season this year. When launched, reports state it will be sold from Maruti's NEXA outlets.